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Welcome to Bay ...

The city of Bay is located in Craighead County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Bay has a population of 1,805 people<1> (see below for details).

Bay is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Bay lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Bay: (870)

The ZIP code for Bay: 72411<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bay had a population of 1,801 people. This makes Bay the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Bay represents 0.06% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 142nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,801 people, the population of Bay has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,800 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Bay had an population of 1,805 people. This is an increase of 0.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.28% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bay.

Communities near Bay ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Bay and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2017
Bono   [Map]   2,379   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Brookland   [Map]   3,316   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Caraway   [Map]   1,256   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Harrisburg   [Map]   2,347   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jonesboro   [Map]   75,866   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lake City   [Map]   2,451   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bay.

Communities Also Named Bay ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Bay - they are located in California, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Utah and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bay.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bay. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bay. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bay.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bay:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bay ...

Looking for more information about Bay? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bay, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bay.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Bay. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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About Craighead County

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bay.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bay). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bay or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Bay. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bay) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bay. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7442, Longitude: -90.5642     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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