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Encyclopedia > Bay County, Florida
Bay County, Florida
Map
Map of Florida highlighting Bay County
Location in the state of Florida
Map of the USA highlighting Florida
Florida's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded April 24, 1913
Seat Panama City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,676 km² (1,033 mi²)
1,978 km² (764 mi²)
698 km² (270 mi²), 26.09%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

148,217
75/km² 
Website: www.co.bay.fl.us

Bay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. As of 2000, the population was 148,217. The U.S. Census Bureau 2006 estimate for the county is 163,505 [1]. . Its county seat is Panama City, Florida6. Bay County has become a very popular Spring Break destination for college students, especially among those in the Southeast Image File history File links Map_of_Florida_highlighting_Bay_County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_FL.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Florida ... is the 114th day of the year (115th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Location in Bay County Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Bay County Incorporated 1909 Mayor Lauren DeGeorge Area    - City 69. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Location in Bay County Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Bay County Incorporated 1909 Mayor Lauren DeGeorge Area    - City 69. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ...

Contents

History

Bay County was created in 1913. It was named for the nearby Saint Andrews Bay and the abundance of Bays / Bayous within the county line. Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... St. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,676 km² (1,033 mi²). 1,978 km² (764 mi²) of it is land and 698 km² (270 mi²) of it (26.09%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Bay County is the sole county in the Panama City-Lynn Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Panama City-Lynn Haven, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Bay County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal cities in the MSA are Panama City and Lynn Haven. ...


Adjacent Counties

Washington County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Gulf County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Walton County is a county located in the state of Florida. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 148,217 people, 59,597 households, and 40,466 families residing in the county. The population density was 75/km² (194/mi²). There were 78,435 housing units at an average density of 40/km² (103/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 84.17% White, 10.64% Black or African American, 0.78% Native American, 1.73% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 1.94% from two or more races. 2.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 59,597 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.00% were married couples living together, 12.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.10% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.92. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $36,092, and the median income for a family was $42,729. Males had a median income of $30,116 versus $21,676 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,700. About 9.80% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.30% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Municipalities

Incorporated

  1. City of Callaway
  2. Town of Cedar Grove
  3. City of Lynn Haven
  4. City of Mexico Beach
  5. City of Panama City
  6. City of Panama City Beach
  7. City of Parker
  8. City of Springfield

Callaway is a city located in Bay County, Florida. ... Cedar Grove is a town located in Bay County, Florida. ... Lynn Haven is a city located in Bay County, Florida. ... Mexico Beach is a city located in Bay County, Florida. ... Location in Bay County Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Bay County Incorporated 1909 Mayor Lauren DeGeorge Area    - City 69. ... Nickname: The Worlds Most Beautiful Beaches Location in Bay County Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Bay County founded 1953 incorporated 1969 Mayor Lee Sullivan Area    - City 18. ... Parker is a city located in Bay County, Florida. ... Springfield is a city in Bay County, Florida, east of Panama City. ...

Unincorporated

Census Designated places

Hiland Park is a census-designated place located in Bay County, Florida. ... Laguna Beach is a census-designated place located in Bay County, Florida. ... Lower Grand Lagoon is a census-designated place located in Bay County, Florida. ... Pretty Bayou is a census-designated place located in Bay County, Florida. ... Tyndall Air Force Base is a base of the United States Air Force located in Bay County, Florida. ... Upper Grand Lagoon is a census-designated place located in Bay County, Florida. ...

Other unincorporated places

  • Bayou George
  • Fountain
  • Santa Monica
  • Southport
  • Sunnyside
  • Vicksburg
  • Youngstown

Vicksburg is a ghost town in Bay County, Florida, United States. ...

Politics

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic Other
2004 71.2% 28.1% 0.7%
2000 65.7% 32.1% 2.2%
1996 54.9% 33.0% 12.1%
1992 50.0% 28.1% 21.9%
1988 72.5% 26.5% 1.0%

The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... In a two-party system a third party is a party other than the two dominant ones. ... Presidential election results map. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The election was held on November 8, 1988. ...

External links

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Government links/Constitutional offices

Special districts

Judicial branch

Calhoun County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Gulf County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Holmes County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Florida. ...

Tourism links

  • Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Florida Panhandle Online

News Media

Coordinates: 30°14′N 85°38′W / 30.24, -85.63 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Bay County, Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (408 words)
Bay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county was $36,092, and the median income for a family was $42,729.
Bay County Florida Deer Hunting (2636 words)
Bay County is certainly deceiving in terms of producing trophy deer, according to Kane.
"Bay County is in the group of counties along the coast that really are poor overall in terms of habitat," he said.
Because of the value of their land to hunters, all the WMA lands east of U.S. 231 in eastern Bay County were pulled from the WMA system years ago and leased to hunting clubs.
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