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The Bay Center CDP(1) had a population of 252 as of July 1, 2022. Bay Center ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bay Center is located at latitude 46.6315 and longitude -123.9549 in Pacific County. The formal boundaries for the Bay Center Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pacific County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Bay Center Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Bay Center Census Designated Place is located within Raymond Division of Pacific County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bay Center: Palix.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Bay Center, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)

POPULATION

Total Population 252 (100%)
Population in Households 249 (98.8%)
Population in Families 193 (76.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 268
Diversity Index2 51
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,907
Average Household Income $69,530
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $30,147
Wealth Index5 52
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 162 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (12.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (38.3%)
Median Home Value $185,870
Average Home Value $210,127
Housing Affordability Index3 142
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 100
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 64
Average Family Size 3.00
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.18% 0.16%
Households 0.45% 0.20%
Families   0.00%
Median Household Income   2.30%
Per Capita Income   2.99%
Owner Occupied HU   0.50%

Bay Center, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bay Center to the other 639 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 542 15th
Population Density # 517 19th
Median Household Income # 552 14th
Housing Affordability Index # 579 91st
Per Capita Income # 501 22nd
Diversity Index # 248 62nd

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