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Welcome to Bay City ...

The city of Bay City is located in Matagorda County and is the County Seat for Matagorda County.

The location of Bay City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Bay City refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bay Cityan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Bay City has a population of 17,534 people<3> (see below for details).

Bay City is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Bay City is within the boundaries of the (979) area code.

The ZIP codes for Bay City: 77404, 77414<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bay City had a population of 17,614 people (or 47.99% of the total population of Matagorda County). This makes Bay City the county's most populous community.

The population of Bay City represents 0.07% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 140th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,614 people, the population of Bay City decreased 5.64% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 18,667 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Bay City had an population of 17,534 people. This is a decrease of 0.45% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.07% since the 2000 Census).

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, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Websites for Bay City ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bay City. If available, we provide a satellite 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 City. 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 City. Our list includes 7 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Bay City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Sweeny   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the East (E) of Bay City

Located in Brazoria County

Van Vleck   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Bay City

Chalmers   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the North (N) of Bay City

Markham   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the West (W) of Bay City

McCroskey   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the North (N) of Bay City

Wadsworth   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the South (S) of Bay City

Elmaton   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the Southwest (SW) of Bay City

Cedar Lane   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the East (E) of Bay City

Old Ocean   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Bay City

Located in Brazoria County

Pledger   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the North (N) of Bay City

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Matagorda County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bay City:

The official website for Matagorda County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bay City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bay City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bay City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bay City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bay City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 28.9813, Longitude: -95.9604     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bay City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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