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Bay County, Michigan

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Bay County is a county located in the state of Michigan. As of 2000, the population is 110,157. Its county seat is Bay City6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,634 km² (631 mi²). 1,151 km² (444 mi²) of it is land and 483 km² (187 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 29.59% water.

Adjacent counties

The Saginaw River flows through Bay City while the Kawkawlin River drains much of the central portion of the county. Pinconning Creek and Saganing Creek drain the northern portion. The Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron lies to the east, giving the county its name. Interstate 75 and U.S. Highway 23, which are coterminus within the county, are the major north-south route. North of Bay City, Michigan State Highway 13 follows a parallel route a few miles to the east. U.S. Highway 10 has its eastern terminus in Bay City. Michigan State Highway 25 Michigan State Highway 15, and Michigan State Highway 84 enter Bay City from the east, southeast and southwest respectively and terminate in or near the city.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 110,157 people, 43,930 households, and 30,048 families residing in the county. The population density is 96/km² (248/mi²). There are 46,423 housing units at an average density of 40/km² (104/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 94.94% White, 1.26% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.23% from other races, and 1.54% from two or more races. 3.91% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 43,930 households out of which 30.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.70% are married couples living together, 10.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.60% are non-families. 27.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the county the population is spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 94.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $38,646, and the median income for a family is $48,111. Males have a median income of $38,190 versus $23,879 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,698. 9.70% of the population and 6.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.20% of those under the age of 18 and 9.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities, villages, and townships

Cities

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