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Bay Center, Washington - Basic Facts

The Bay Center Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Pacific County at latitude 46.6208 and longitude -123.9532. Pacific County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 43 feet.

The formal official name is the Bay Center Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Bay Center, Washington.

The U5 Census Class Code for Bay Center indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Bay Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Bay Center, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 273
Population in Households 271
Population in Familes 211
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 290
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 118
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 74
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 193 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (38.9%)
Median Home Value $158,333
Average Home Value $181,325


Median Household Income $37,910
Average Household Income $52,084
Per Capita Income $22,709
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.26% -0.52%
Households 0.0% -0.34%
Families 0.32% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bay Center, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bay Center to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 530 16th
Population Density1 # 490 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 143 77th
Median Household Income # 530 16th
Per Capita Income # 423 33rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.