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Bay, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Bay had a population of 2,037 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Bay is located at latitude 35.7461 and longitude -90.5521 in Craighead County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bay (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Craighead County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 226 feet.

The City of Bay (GNIS ID: 2403823) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bay is located within Township of Maumelle, a minor civil division (MCD) of Craighead County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bay 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: Big Bay, Big Bay Siding Station.

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


Total Population 2,037
Daytime Population: Workers 438
Daytime Population: Residents 1,076
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,514
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 2,037
Population in Familes 1,694
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 614
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $38,173
Average Household Income $46,111
Per Capita Income $18,331


Total Housing Units 885 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 511 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 315 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $79,140
Average Home Value $96,086


Total Households 825
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 578
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 1.71% 1.82%
Households 1.78% 1.85%
Families 1.8% 1.71%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

Bay, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bay to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas 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 # 147 73rd
Population Density # 191 65th
Diversity Index # 370 31st
Median Household Income # 256 53rd
Per Capita Income # 417 23rd

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