Bay County by the Numbers

 

Demographics

EMPLOYER

No. of Employees

PRODUCT

McLaren- Bay Region 2,016 Health Care Services
Dow Corning Corporation 1,245 Silicone Products
Delta College 1,029 Higher Education
Bay City Public Schools 900 Education

 

Bay County Snapshot

2016

Population 106,652
Households 45,441
Per Capita Income $29,656
Median Household Income $45,715
Average Household Size 2.42
Median Value of Owner Occupied Homes $93,300

 

Market Access

City

Miles

Travel Time

Lansing 80 88 min.
Detroit 100 2 hrs.
Battle Creek 129 2.5 hrs
Chicago 300 5.5 hrs
Toronto 300 5.5 hrs
Indianapolis 360 6 hrs
Ann Arbor 96 98  min
Flint 46 48 min
Grand Rapids 126 2.5 hrs
Jackson 110 2 hrs
Kalamazoo 152 3 hrs

 

transportation 

Main Highways 1-75, US-10, US-23, M-84, M-13, M-25, M-15
Bus Lines Bay Metro, Greyhound, Indian Trails
Truck Lines 37
Rail Lines CSX, Lake State and Mid-Michigan
Ports 2.47 Bay City (Lake Huron)
Airports M.B.S. International and James Clements Airport
Airlines M.B.S. - Delta and United

 

Labor Force

Workforce 2015 Average

Total Workforce 53,100
Employed 50,200
Unemployed 2,900
Jobless Rate 5.5%

 

Largest MAnufacturers 

Located in County 187
Over 100 Employees 9

Largest Manufacturers

No. of Employees in 2013

Dow Corning Corporation 1,245
Michigan Sugar 900 (seasonal)
Consumers Energy 465
General Motors Powertrain 385
S.C. Johnson & Son 340
F.P. Horak 180
Tubular Metal Systems 150
Mersen 100
Bay Cast, Inc 100

 

Top employers

EMPLOYER

2013

PRODUCT

McLaren- Bay Region 2,016 Health Care Services
Dow Corning Corporation 1,245 Silicone products
Delta College 1,029 Higher education
Bay City Public Schools 900 Education
Michigan Sugar Company 900 Sugar beet processing
Meijer 564 Grocery/general merchandise
Bay County 520 County government
Consumers Energy 465 Public utility
General Motors Powertrain 385 Automotive components
Bay-Arenac ISD 350 Education
Fabiano Brothers 350 Wholesale distributor
S.C. Johnson & Sons 340 Household products (cleaning, storage)
Bay Medical Care Facility 322 Health care services
City of Bay City 310 City government
Bangor Township Schools 299 Education
Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health Authority 290 Social services
Walmart 287 Grocery/general merchandise
Heartland Home Health Care & Hospice 275 Nursing home care
Carriage House 215 Nursing home care
Kroger Food Stores 204 Grocery/general merchandise
Essexville-Hampton Schools 190 Education
Menards, Inc. 189 Home improvement
Pinconning Area Schools 185 Education
Charter Communications 180 Cable television, internet, phone
F.P. Horak 180 Commercial printing
Dobson Home Care & Staffing Services 160 Private duty home care
Bay Shores Nursing Care Center 150 Nursing home care
Labadie Auto Group 150 Automotive dealership and repair
Tubular Metal Systems 150 Exhaust systems
DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center 140 Hotel and conference center
Thelen Auto Group 121 Automotive dealership and repair
Bay Cast Inc. 100 Steel casting
Bay County Department of Human Services 100 Social services
Bay Metropolitan Transportation Authority  100 Public transportation
Mersen 100 Composite manufacturer

 

Land area

440 Total Square Miles in County
234 Square Miles Devoted to Farming
52.7% of Total Square Miles in County

Agriculture Products

Square Miles

Soybeans 65
Corn 65
Sugar Beets 35
Dry Beans 30
Wheat 20
Hay 10
Potatoes 5
Cucumbers 5

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