Bay City, TX


Highest Appreciating Bay City Neighborhoods Since 2000

Bay City, TX Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Bay City Housing Market Information

With a population of 17,598, 6,333 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $115,153, house prices in Bay City are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Bay City, accounting for 60.13% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Bay City include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 21.12%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 8.55%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 8.17%).

People in Bay City primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Bay City has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Bay City built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Bay City built between 1940-1969 ( 37.20%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from before 1939 ( 7.80%). There's also some housing in Bay City built between 2000 and later ( 3.18%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Bay City. Fully 19.44% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Bay City homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Bay City real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Bay City Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Bay City has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Bay City real estate appreciated 28.83% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 2.57%, putting Bay City in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Bay City definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Bay City appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Bay City's appreciation rate has been 2.58%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Bay City were at 0.45%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 1.82%.

Relative to Texas, our data show that Bay City's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Texas.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Bay City differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Bay City - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Bay City real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,119,000 0.0
$839,001 - $1,119,000 0.0
$560,001 - $839,000 0.0
$448,001 - $560,000 0.3
$336,001 - $448,000 2.4
$224,001 - $336,000 10.9
$112,001 - $224,000 35.9
$56,001 - $112,000 33.2
$0 - $56,000 17.4

Average for TX
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
68.2116488925349 52.431906614786

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Bay City Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
66.33% 2.99% 5 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,004 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 54.03
Renters 45.97
Vacant 19.44

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 3.2
1970 - 1999 51.8
1940 - 1969 37.2
1939 or Older 7.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 60.1
Townhomes 2.0
Small Apt. Buildings 8.5
Apt. Complexes 21.1
Mobile Homes 8.2
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.06
1 Bedroom 12.98
2 Bedrooms 37.29
3 Bedrooms 38.43
4 Bedrooms 9.46
5 or more bedrooms 0.79