Bay City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 32,717 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Bay City is the 38th largest community in Michigan. Bay City has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bay City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bay City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bay City who work in sales jobs (13.28%), office and administrative support (12.88%), and food service (7.13%).
The citizens of Bay City are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.16% of adults in Bay City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Bay City in 2018 was $22,213, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $88,852 for a family of four. However, Bay City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Bay City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Bay City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bay City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Bay City include German, Polish, Irish, French, and English.
The most common language spoken in Bay City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.