Bay City, Michigan 

6 Reviews | Review This Place | Photos and Maps

Population

33,917

13% Decline

Unemployment Rate

6.5%

Median Income

$36,179

Avg. Home Price

$59,200

Best Places to Live in Bay City, Michigan

Small industrial city - Eastern Michigan at the head of Saginaw Bay
Pros
-Cost of living
-Nearby recreation
-Historic downtown
Cons
-Cloudy, wet climate
-Educational attainment
-Industrial landscape

Find your Best Mortgage in Bay City: Fixed Rate, Adjustable Rate, 30 years, 15 years

What Bert Has To Say About Bay City Metro Area

Bay City, part of the tri-city area including Saginaw and Midland generally located on the Saginaw Bay, which forms the “thumb” of Michigan’s “hand.” Bay City is a natural Great Lakes port and center for shipping, and has a vast industrial presence including GM, Dow Chemical, Dow Corning, and a number of smaller chemical, forest products and other basic industries, drawn by transportation, timber, and local brine deposits. The landscape nearby and especially toward Saginaw Bay is pretty industrial, but early industrial history and prosperity brought a then-attractive and now historic downtown and waterfront which is well preserved today and sits upstream from the industrial areas.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Michigan
County: Bay County
Metro Area: Bay City Metro Area
City: Bay City
Zip Codes: 48708
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 595 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Bay City is 6.5% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Bay City jobs have increased by 0.28%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Bay City's cost of living is 23.50% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Bay City's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Bay City's population is 33,917 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -12.89%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Bay City is $59,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 0.72%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Bay City public schools spend $9,113 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.2 students per teacher in Bay City. Learn More...

Best Places to Live in Bay City Rankings

       View All


Housing Market in Bay City

It's a good time to buy in Bay City. Home Appreciation is up 0.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Bay City Real Estate.

The median home price in Bay City is $59,200. Browse Homes in this Range.


View More Data >

Reviews for Bay City   6 Reviews
They've improved the downtown area - 1/2/2017
But everything else is going to... (Read More)

Start Your Review of Bay City


Not one of the best places to live. - 12/5/2015
There are many pros to Bay City, it is incredibly cheap to live in and most everything is very affordable. The problem is that the economy is terrible and there aren't... (Read More)

Michigan-Economically Depressed - 8/19/2014
Highest gas tax in the country. Gas tax was levied in order to get monies to repair Michigan's deteriorating roads, however, the monies have been used to try and save... (Read More)


View More Data >

COMPARE CITY TO CITY
Compare Bay City, Michigan to any other place in the USA.

MAPS OF BAY CITY, MICHIGAN
Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time.Bay_City,Michigan Map
ZIP CODES IN BAY CITY, MICHIGAN
48708