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Bay City, Oregon
Bay City Arts Center
Bay City Arts Center
The Pearl of Tillamook Bay
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Bay City, Oregon is located in Oregon
Bay City, Oregon
Bay City, Oregon
Location in Oregon
Bay City, Oregon is located in the United States
Bay City, Oregon
Bay City, Oregon
Location in the United States
Bay City, Oregon is located in North America
Bay City, Oregon
Bay City, Oregon
Location in North America
Country United States
State Oregon
County Tillamook
Incorporated 1910
 • Total 1.62 sq mi (4.19 km2)
 • Land 1.26 sq mi (3.27 km2)
 • Water 0.35 sq mi (0.92 km2)
17 ft (5.18 m)
 • Total 1,286
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,112.52/sq mi (429.48/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (Pacific)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 503
FIPS code 41-04800
GNIS feature ID 1161265

Bay City is a city in Tillamook County, Oregon, United States. The population was 1,286 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.62 square miles (4.20 km2), of which, 1.26 square miles (3.26 km2) is land and 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2) is water.


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bay City has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 203
1910 281 38.4%
1920 511 81.9%
1930 427 −16.4%
1940 379 −11.2%
1950 761 100.8%
1960 996 30.9%
1970 898 −9.8%
1980 986 9.8%
1990 1,027 4.2%
2000 1,149 11.9%
2010 1,286 11.9%
2019 (est.) 1,404 9.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,286 people, 546 households, and 352 families living in the city. The population density was 1,020.6 inhabitants per square mile (394.1/km2). There were 650 housing units at an average density of 515.9 per square mile (199.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.7% White, 0.8% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.3% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.7% of the population.

There were 546 households, of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.5% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the city was 46.5 years. 19.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.3% were from 45 to 64; and 21.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

Notable people

  • Nellie Owens, one of three people upon whom the character of Nellie Oleson from Little House on the Prairie was based, lived here with her husband and children.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Bay City (Oregón) para niños

National Hispanic Heritage Month on Kiddle
Notable Hispanic writers
Marie Arana
Sandra Cisneros
Sergio Troncoso
Nina Serrano
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