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Bay City is a city in Matagorda County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for its location on Bay Prairie.
The latitude of Bay City is 28.982N. The longitude is -95.969W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 52 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 18,573.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bay City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Matagorda County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77414 ZIP code.
11% of Bay City residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bay City ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bay City was $15,284, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Bay City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Bay City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $321. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $853.
Libraries in Bay City include Bay City Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Bay City include Bay City Tribune
Matagorda County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bay City political report.
The average commute time for Bay City workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Bay City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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