Income & Employment

Income & Employment

The median income in Bay City ($39,675) is significantly lower than the State ($47,622) and even the County ($40,635). This indicates that many of the well paying jobs in and around Bay City are not held by those living in the City Limits. In addition, over 1/3 of Bay City residents make less than $25,000 per year. This puts a significant strain on public services and is a challenge for the community. It will be important to identify strategies to address this issue and create opportunity for Bay City residents to access local, high paying jobs.

One of the reasons for the low income in Bay City can be found in the table below. Nearly 70% of the jobs in the City Limits are in the Retail and Service industry, which typically has low wages. While there has been tremendous success in economic development within Matagorda County, residents of Bay City have not seen as much benefit from this as would be hoped. It will be critical going forward for the City to continue working to develop the local workforce to compete for the new jobs being created in the region.

Income by household Employment by Sector | Create Infographics

Calendar of Events

We are a busy city! Check our calendar to see different events going on in our community. 

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27 February 2017

Bay City Video

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28 January 2017

Wild Game and Wine Camofest

The Bay City Main Street program is hosting the Wild Game and Wine CAMOFEST on January 28, 2017 f… Read More »

8 December 2016

Rock The Block...Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and Christmas Karaoke

Come down to the Historic Downtown Bay City from 5 to 7 pm. Don your ugliest Christmas sweater an… Read More »

19 November 2016

November Market Days on the Square

Bay City Market Days on the Square will be held from 9 am to4 pm. Saturday, November 19 at the Ma… Read More »

I have lived in Bay City for 7 years after moving from the Deer Park area. We enjoy living in Bay City for many of the city's attributes; from the slow pace, friendly atmosphere to the close proximity to the beach and river. It is easy to be involved in the community's organizations because people are friendly and willing to help each other out. It is such a great welcoming culture from the Houston lifestyle.

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