Bay Center, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bay Center, Washington - Basic Facts

The Bay Center Census Designated Place had a population of 263 as of July 1, 2017. Bay Center ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index 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 46.6208 and longitude -123.9532 in Pacific County. 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. Pacific County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Bay Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407807) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bay Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bay Center: Palix.

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Bay Center, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 263
Daytime Population: Workers 281
Daytime Population: Residents 174
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 455
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.73
Population in Households 262
Population in Familes 204
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 279
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $30,883
Average Household Income $57,053
Per Capita Income $24,787


Total Housing Units 187 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80 (42.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (39.6%)
Median Home Value $205,556
Average Home Value $251,875


Total Households 113
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.66% -0.23%
Households -0.6% -0.18%
Families -0.38% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.76%
Per Capita Income   3.53%

Bay Center, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bay Center to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 499 21st
Diversity Index # 143 77th
Median Household Income # 616 2nd
Per Capita Income # 434 31st

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