Bay City

17 reviews
  1. Town in Texas
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Real Estate
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,100
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$628
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%

Bay City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    206
    264
  • Murder
    0
    5
  • Rape
    34
    37
  • Robbery
    74
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    978
    575
  • Theft
    3,089
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    86
    257

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,859
National
$53,046
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

17 reviews
  • Excellent
    1
  • Very Good
    8
  • Average
    7
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    0
Living in Bay City I have saw so many young people give up on their dreams. My experience here has given me an opportunity to volunteer at the local Nursing Home Facilities. While volunteering I would take my allowance and by cards, candy and small tokens to give out during the holidays. I would also lead the Bingo games with the residents that lived there. I see a lot of old buildings setting empty when more buildings are being built up. I wish there was more here for us teenagers to do besides the bowling alley. We need a skating rink and a movie theater. Bay City does have beautiful parks, lots of places to eat , some shopping centers and plenty of hotels to stay. Bay City is a small country town where everyone smiles and speak. Everyone knows everyone here and your children are still able to play outside where the parents does not have to worry if they have to sneak away for a second. Bay City is my hometown and I am proud to be a Black Cat.
  • Current Resident
  • 3 days ago
The area is rather bland and boring, there's not much to do, and when there is something it gets destroyed. (literally, we had a movie theater, it got destroyed, we had a bowling alley, it got destroyed, they keep insisting on all these chinese restaurants and they all get destroyed! But hey, it's still not the worst living spot.)
  • Niche User
  • 11 months ago
I have not been in the area for long, but my parents recently had a vehicle broken into. Thanks to a reliable security system, nothing high in value seemed to have gone missing. The police handled the situation through standardized reports.
  • Niche User
  • 5 months ago