Bay City, TX Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 18,667. Estimated population in 2021: 18,323 (-1.8% change)
Males: 9,092 (48.7%), Females: 9,575 (51.3%)

Matagorda County

Zip codes: 77414.

Median resident age: 32.3 years
Median household income: $30,446
Median house value: $62,900

Races in Bay City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (46.1%)
  • Hispanic (34.7%)
  • Black (17.3%)
  • Other race (16.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (10.2%), Irish (6.4%), English (6.3%), United States (5.1%), Czech (2.8%), French (2.0%).

Elevation: 56 feet

Land area: 8.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Bay City

  • High school or higher: 69.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bay City city

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

11.0% Foreign born (10.0% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -123 (-0.7%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Bay City:

  • MATAGORDA GENERAL HOSPITAL (1115 AVE G)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Bay City:

  • SWEENY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; SWEENY, TX)
  • GULF COAST MEDICAL CENTER (about 25 miles; WHARTON, TX)
  • PALACIOS COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (about 25 miles; PALACIOS, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Bay City:

  • BRAZORIA COUNTY (about 37 miles; ANGLETON/LAKE JACKSON, TX; Abbreviation: LBX)
  • WILLIAM P HOBBY (about 66 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: HOU)
  • VICTORIA REGIONAL (about 67 miles; VICTORIA, TX; Abbreviation: VCT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Bay City:

  • FEHMEL DUSTING SERVICE (about 3 miles; BAY CITY, TX; Abbreviation: T84)
  • BAY CITY MUNI (about 8 miles; BAY CITY, TX; Abbreviation: BYY)
  • LACKEY AVIATION (about 19 miles; WHARTON, TX; Abbreviation: 94R)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bay City:

  • WHARTON COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 25 miles; WHARTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,124)
  • ALVIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; ALVIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,094)
  • HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,273)
  • RICE UNIVERSITY (about 63 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,158)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST THOMAS (about 66 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,541)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-UNIVERSITY PARK (about 67 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 25,479)
  • TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,808)

Schools

Public high school in Bay City:

  • BAY CITY H S (Students: 1,258; Location: 400 7TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Bay City:

  • BAY CITY J H (Students: 667; Location: 1507 SYCAMORE; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • TENIE HOLMES EL (Students: 582; Location: 3200 5TH ST; Grades: PK – 03)
  • MCALLISTER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 520; Location: 4100 HIRAM BRANDON DR; Grades: 04 – 06)
  • ROBERTS ELEMENTARY (Students: 457; Location: 1212 WHITSON ST; Grades: PK – 03)
  • BAY CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 419; Location: 2417 16TH ST; Grades: 04 – 06)
  • CHERRY EL (Students: 339; Location: 2509 8TH ST; Grades: PK – 03)
  • MATAGORDA CO J J A E P (Students: 16; Location: 1301 LIVE OAK; Grades: 06 – 12)
Private primary/middle school in Bay City:

  • HOLY CROSS SCHOOL (Students: 166; Location: 2001 KATY AVE; Grades: PK – 6)

Libraries

Library in Bay City:

  • BAY CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $378,292; Location: 1100 7TH ST; 72,211 books; 1,808 audio materials; 4,085 video materials; 128 serial subscriptions)

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