B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$88,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$629
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Bay City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    202
    0
  • Murder
    6
    0
  • Rape
    46
    41
  • Robbery
    87
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,092
    1
  • Theft
    3,005
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    29
    0

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,111
National
$53,889
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%
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Bay City Reviews

21 reviews
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Bay City has an overall friendly environment. I have not lived here my entire life, but the time spent here has been enjoyable. I would like to see a few improvements within the town, such as maintenance and cleanliness. During this time of vast expansion and growth, Bay City seems to be doing pretty well economically! Come visit us!
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Living in Bay City I have saw so many young people give up on their dreams. My experience here has given me an opportunity to volunteer at the local Nursing Home Facilities. While volunteering I would take my allowance and by cards, candy and small tokens to give out during the holidays. I would also lead the Bingo games with the residents that lived there. I see a lot of old buildings setting empty when more buildings are being built up. I wish there was more here for us teenagers to do besides the bowling alley. We need a skating rink and a movie theater. Bay City does have beautiful parks, lots of places to eat , some shopping centers and plenty of hotels to stay. Bay City is a small country town where everyone smiles and speak. Everyone knows everyone here and your children are still able to play outside where the parents does not have to worry if they have to sneak away for a second. Bay City is my hometown and I am proud to be a Black Cat.
I grew up in Bay City. Upon graduating from high school, I decided to leave for a little adventure and college. Bay City is a retirement town. But I do understand it is growing since 2012. There are more businesses booming. Once it start catering towards the millenniums, I may consider returning.