Bay County, located on the Emerald Coast in northwestern Florida, is the thirtieth most populous county in the state of Florida. With a population of 185,134, it is part of the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Panama City, Florida. Bay County has an estimated 26% of the most up-to-date demographics, making it an ideal starting point for research on Bay County and the rest of Florida. Indian River County and Citrus County are close behind with 167,352 and 162,529 residents respectively. The demographics of Bay County provide a comprehensive overview of the population and its characteristics.
The population is diverse in terms of age, gender, race, and ethnicity. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the median age in Bay County is 38.7 years old.
The gender ratio is almost equal with 49.7% male and 50.3% female. The racial makeup of Bay County is predominantly white (77.2%), followed by African American (14.9%), Hispanic or Latino (6.2%), Asian (2.3%), and other races (1%).The median household income in Bay County is $50,890 and the median family income is $60,945. The poverty rate in Bay County is 13.4%, which is slightly higher than the national average of 11.8%. The unemployment rate in Bay County is 4%, which is lower than the national average of 5%.Bay County has a variety of educational opportunities for its residents. The county has several public schools as well as private schools and universities.
The University of West Florida and Gulf Coast State College are two of the most popular institutions in the area. Bay County also offers a variety of recreational activities for its residents. There are several parks and beaches in the area as well as museums, theaters, and other attractions.