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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$200,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,219
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    2%
  • Own
    98%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    273
  • Murder
    No Data
    6
  • Rape
    No Data
    41
  • Robbery
    No Data
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    525
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$65,250
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

    Bay Township Reviews

    1 review
    I'm fourth generation in the area, and while the place has continued to progress for the better, the atmosphere provided by the people is not one I would want to stay in or redo life in. It is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, but drama and economic standings control everything. If someone doesn't have certain friends or the right amount of money, they will not get anything good from the area and will struggle; whereas if the situation was the opposite, the person would get pretty much everything handed to them.

    The area is also a tourist trap, so the economy continues to grow and better itself. The community has kept up with the flow of the time but also continues to keep some of the natural attractions as well as the historic attractions.
    • Niche User
    • Aug 25 2015
    • Overall Experience