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Overview

Introduction to Bay City, Michigan

Bay City, Michigan, in Bay county, is 12 miles N of Saginaw, Michigan and 97 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan. The city is included in the Saginaw - Bay City - Midland metropolitan area.

Bay City History

Leon Trombley was the first permanent settler in this area. It was founded in 1837 and was formally known as "Lower Saginaw." When Bay County was formed in 1857 this area was renamed Bay City. It was officially incorporated in 1865. The years following the incorporation saw rapid economic growth in the area. The most important industries in those years were milling, lumbering and shipbuilding.

Bay City and nearby Attractions

  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Wenonah Park
  • Saginaw River
  • Bay County Historical Museum
  • Bay City State Recreation Area
  • Riverwalk/Railtrail Loop

Things To Do In Bay City

Bay City is famous for its vibrant cultural life. The city is host to several celebrations and festivals which are mainly organized in the summer months. Some of these festivals are St. Stan's Polish Festival, River Roar, the Pig Gig Rib Roast, the Independence Day Fireworks Festival and the River of Time.

Bay City Transportation

The MBS International Airport provides regular air transportation.

Bay City Higher Education

Some institutions for higher education in the neighboring areas are Saginaw Valley State University and Delta College.

Demographics

People

Total Population34,110
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+13,858
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married39.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.6%
Median Earnings25+$27,300
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,103
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,216

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,438
% Above Poverty Level76.9%
% Below Poverty Level23.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone34.4%
Median Gross Rent$581
Median House Value$66,600

Ancestry

Polish18.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.2%
Irish10.8%
French Except Basque10.1%
English7.4%
Canadian4.3%
Italian2.5%
Dutch2.3%
Scottish1.6%
Swedish0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Russian0.7%
Czech0.5%
Ukrainian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Greek0.2%
Turkish0.1%
African0.1%
Slovak0.1%
German0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Bay City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bay County
Standard Zip Codes48706, 48708
P.O. Box Zip Codes48707
Company Zip Codes48710
Phone Area Codes989
Time ZoneAmerica/Detroit
Approximate Latitude43.6
Approximate Longitude-83.95

Bay City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationESSEXVILLE
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 59 F
Annual Precip31.2 inches
StationSAGINAW CONSUMERS PWR CO
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 30 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip31.5 inches
StationSTANDISH 5 SW
Distance25.6 miles
Jan Temp10 to 28 F
Apr Temp31 to 54 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp35 to 59 F
Annual Precip30.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auburn1,935$62,708
Bridgeport6,551$53,447
Essexville3,418$59,702
Midland42,063$74,456
Reese1,544$60,000
Saginaw49,892$34,356

Bay City Public Libraries

Bay County Library System
500 CENTER AVENUE
Bay City, Michigan
(989) 894-2837

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Bay City Hospitals

Bay Regional Medical Center-west
(Non-profit)
3250 E. Midland Rd.
Mclaren Bay Region
(Non-profit)
1900 Columbus Ave
Mclaren Bay Special Care Hospital
(Non-profit)
3250 E Midland Rd, Suite 1

Bay City Public Schools

Bangor Central School
208 State Park Dr
ZIP: 48706
(989) 684-8891
Primary
Total Enrollment 342
Bangor Lincoln School
2771 North Euclid Ave
ZIP: 48706
(989) 686-7639
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Bangor West Central School
3175 Wilder Rd
ZIP: 48706
(989) 684-3373
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
Bay City Academy - Germania Campus
311 Germania St
ZIP: 48706
(231) 218-4746
Bay City Adult Education/ctp
4155 Monitor Rd
ZIP: 48706
(989) 686-4770
High
Total Enrollment 35
Bay County Psa
1110 State St
ZIP: 48706
(989) 684-6484
Primary
Total Enrollment 146
Christa Mcauliffe Middle School
3281 Kiesel Rd
ZIP: 48706
(989) 686-7640
Middle
Total Enrollment 574
Handy Middle School
601 Blend St
ZIP: 48706
(989) 684-1723
Middle
Total Enrollment 955
Isd-local Programs
4228 2 Mile Rd
ZIP: 48706
(989) 667-3276
Other
Total Enrollment 130
John Glenn High School
3201 Kiesel Rd
ZIP: 48706
(989) 684-7510
High
Total Enrollment 866
Kolb Elementary School
305 West Crump St
ZIP: 48706
(989) 893-9518
Primary
Total Enrollment 539
Linsday Elementary School
607 Lasalle St
ZIP: 48706
(989) 684-0692
Primary
Total Enrollment 296
Mackensen Elementary School
5535 Dennis Dr
ZIP: 48706
(989) 684-4941
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Mcalear-sawden Elem. School
2300 Midland Rd
ZIP: 48706
(989) 684-7702
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Bay City Academy - Farragut Campus
301 N Farragut St
ZIP: 48708
(231) 631-4746
Primary
Total Enrollment 162
Bay City Academy - Madison Arts Campus
400 N. Madison Avenue
ZIP: 48708
(989) 414-5480
Middle
Total Enrollment 103
Bay City Academy - Wolverine Campus
120 N Jackson St
ZIP: 48708
(231) 631-4746
Bay City Academy - Ymca Campus
111 N Madison Ave
ZIP: 48708
(231) 631-4746
Primary
Total Enrollment 33
Bay City Central High School
1624 Columbus Ave
ZIP: 48708
(989) 893-9541
High
Total Enrollment 1247
Hampton Elementary School
1908 West Youngs Ditch Rd
ZIP: 48708
(989) 893-1100
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Macgregor Elementary School
1012 Fremont St
ZIP: 48708
(989) 892-1558
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
Washington Elementary School
1821 Mckinley St
ZIP: 48708
(989) 894-2744
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Wenona Center Home Of Wenona High/middle School
201 Woodside Ln
ZIP: 48708
(989) 895-5550
Other
Total Enrollment 134

Bay City Private Schools

Faith Lutheran School
3033 Wilder Rd
ZIP: 48706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 144
Holy Trinity School
1004 S Wenona St
ZIP: 48706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 75
St John Lutheran School
1664 Amelith Rd
ZIP: 48706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
St Paul Lutheran School
6094 Westside Saginaw Rd
ZIP: 48706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 82
Trinity Lutheran School
20 E Salzburg Rd
ZIP: 48706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 59
Zion Lutheran School
1707 S Kiesel St
ZIP: 48706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 91
All Saints Central High School
217 S Monroe St
ZIP: 48708
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 264
Bethel Lutheran School
749 N Pine Rd
ZIP: 48708
Elementary
Total Enrollment 48
Immanuel Lutheran School
247 N Lincoln St
ZIP: 48708
Elementary
Total Enrollment 139
St James School
715 14th St
ZIP: 48708
Elementary
Total Enrollment 93
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran School
2515 Broadway St
ZIP: 48708
Elementary
Total Enrollment 81
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