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Welcome to Bay City ...

The coastal city of Bay City is located in Tillamook County<1>.

The location of Bay City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Bay City refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bay Cityan<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bay City has a population of 1,412 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bay City.

Bay City is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Bay City lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Bay City: (503) & (971)<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bay City had an population of 1,412 people. This is an increase of 9.8% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.89% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bay City had a population of 1,286 people (or 5.09% of the total population of Tillamook County). This makes Bay City the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Bay City represents 0.03% of the total population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 145th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,286 people, the population of Bay City increased 11.92% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,149 people).

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

Communities Also Named Bay City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Bay City - they are located in Colorado, Florida (2), Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Bay City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bay City.

  • Tillamook (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillamook
    • Tillamook lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the southeast of Bay City and is located in Tillamook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,438 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillamook
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tillamook<8>
  • Rockaway Beach (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockaway Beach
    • Rockaway Beach lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Bay City and is located in Tillamook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,436 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockaway Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockaway Beach<8>
  • Manzanita (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manzanita
    • Manzanita lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Bay City and is located in Tillamook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 670 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manzanita have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manzanita
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manzanita<8>
  • Wheeler (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeler
    • Wheeler lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Bay City and is located in Tillamook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 446 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheeler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeler
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheeler<8>
  • Nehalem (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nehalem
    • Nehalem lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the north of Bay City and is located in Tillamook County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 303 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nehalem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nehalem<8>
  • Barview (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Cape Meares (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Meares
    • Cape Meares lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Bay City and is located in Tillamook County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cape Meares have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Meares
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cape Meares<8>
  • Oceanside (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oceanside
    • Oceanside lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the southwest of Bay City and is located in Tillamook County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oceanside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oceanside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oceanside<8>
  • Twin Rocks (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Rocks
    • Twin Rocks lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the northwest of Bay City and is located in Tillamook County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Rocks
  • Fairview (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
    • Fairview lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Bay City and is located in Tillamook County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bay City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bay City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bay City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bay City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bay City. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bay City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bay City ...

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

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

Adding Bay City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bay City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bay City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bay City on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Oregon (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bay City on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Bay City

Cities, Towns and Villages of Oregon

About Tillamook County

About Oregon

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bay City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tillamook County: www.co.tillamook.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Tillamook, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Bay City refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Bay City may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bay City.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bay City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (971) is an overlay for area code (503).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bay City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bay City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bay CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bay City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.5216, Longitude: -123.8863       In this case, the coordinates for Bay City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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