Bay County by the Numbers

 

Demographics

EMPLOYER

No. of Employees

PRODUCT

McLaren- Bay Region 2,083 Health Care Services
The Dow Chemical Company 1,160 Silicone Products
Delta College 957 Higher Education
Michigan Sugar 900 Sugar Beet Processing

 

Bay County Snapshot

2017

Population 104,881
Households 45,256
Average Household Income $50,643

 

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 2017 Average

Total Workforce 50,455
Employed 48,554
Unemployed 1,871
Jobless Rate 3.71%

 

Largest MAnufacturers 

Located in County 176
Over 100 Employees 10

Largest Manufacturers

No. of Employees in 2017

The Dow Chemical Company 1,160
Michigan Sugar 900
Consumers Energy 457
General Motors Powertrain 392
S.C. Johnson & Son 340
Mersen 160
F.P. Horak 150
Valley Publishing 140
Kerkau Manufacturing 120
Bay Cast 100

  

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

Workforce AI Transportation

Investors