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Bay County, Michigan
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Founded February 17, 1857
Seat Bay City
Largest city Bay City
Area
 • Total 630.91 sq mi (1,634 km2)
 • Land 444.25 sq mi (1,151 km2)
 • Water 186.66 sq mi (483 km2), 29.59%
Population (Est.)
 • (2012) 106,935
 • Density 242.59/sq mi (94/km²)
Congressional districts 1st, 5th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.baycounty-mi.gov
Census Pop.
1860 3,164
1870 15,900 402.5%
1880 38,081 139.5%
1890 56,412 48.1%
1900 62,378 10.6%
1910 68,238 9.4%
1920 69,548 1.9%
1930 69,474 −0.1%
1940 74,981 7.9%
1950 88,461 18.0%
1960 107,042 21.0%
1970 117,339 9.6%
1980 119,881 2.2%
1990 111,723 −6.8%
2000 110,157 −1.4%
2010 107,771 −2.2%
Est. 2012 106,935 −0.8%
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  • Loading - Each of your belongings is labeled, inventoried and loaded in a systematic process. Additionally, all upholstered furniture is wrapped in stretch wrap, a strong, clear plastic that completely covers the furniture, protecting it from dirt and damage.
  • Transportation - All of our trailers are equipped with air-ride suspension systems to ensure the contents travel in the safest manner possible. All trucks are driven by professional household movers with the best training in the industry.
  • Unloading - Upon arrival, all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. When unloading, furniture, boxes and other belongings are placed in the rooms you designate. Assembly of beds, bookcases and other furniture is available upon request. Additionally, our household movers will protect your new home by using several types of floor runners to prevent stains or scratches on carpet and wood flooring.
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Bay (Get Movers Quote for Bay, MI) is a county in the State of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 107,771. The county seat is Bay City. Bay (Get Move Cost for Bay, MI) is included in the Bay City Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

19th century

Bay County was created in 1857 from portions of Midland (Midland, Michigan Moving Company), Saginaw County, and Arenac County. Its name origin is that it "surrounds Saginaw Bay." Being only sparsely populated at that time, Arenac County government was unorganized and was attached to Saginaw County for administrative purposes. There was considerable opposition to the creation of Bay County from elected officials in both Saginaw and Midland counties. In 1854, a bill introduced to the state legislature to create Bay County was defeated by a small majority.

In 1857, a new bill was introduced into the legislature. After initial opposition from the representatives of Saginaw and Midland counties, a compromise revision that would present the matter for ratification to the voters of "in said county" was passed by the legislature on February 17, 1857. The matter was put before all the voters of Saginaw and Midland counties and was soundly defeated. However, the population within the boundaries proposed for Bay (Get Relocation Prices for Bay, MI) approved the measure. The bill passed by the legislature included phrasing, which was deliberately included by the Bay City lawyer Chester H. Freeman, that allowed Bay (Get Movers Estimate for Bay, MI) to claim ratification. Under the act, the county was to become effective April 20, 1857.

Residents of Bay County held elections for county officials in June 1857. However, Saginaw (Saginaw, Michigan Relocation Companies) did not recognize the organization of the new county government. In the winter of 1858, Freeman secured passage of a bill in the legislature that would have confirmed the organization of Bay County. But the bill was vetoed by the governor. However, a case that went before the Michigan Supreme Court in its May 1858 term settled the matter. In the case, a defendant was tried in a Saginaw (Saginaw, MI Movers) court, but filed a plea for abatement, claiming that the supposed offense was committed in Bay County and was not in the jurisdiction of the Saginaw (Saginaw, MI Moving Company) court. Freeman had represented the defendant and prepared arguments, but became incapacitated due to illness. At the request of Freeman's wife, Colonel William M. Fenton argued the case before the Michigan Supreme Court, with the result that Bay County was declared a fully organized county.

20th century

In 1978, Bay County became the second Michigan county (after Oakland (Oakland, MI Moving)) to adopt a County Executive form of government. Act 139 of 1973 provides for an optional unified form of county government under an appointed County Manager or an elected County Executive. With the County Executive, all departments of the county government that are not headed by a separate elected official (e.g. Treasurer, Clerk, Sheriff, etc.) are under the direction of the County Executive. The County Executive also has veto power over the motions and resolutions passed by the County Commission.

Since the adoption of this form of government, Bay (Get Move Estimate for Bay, MI) has had three County Executives: Gary Majeske (R) (1979–1989), Kim Higgs (D) (1989–1993), and Thomas Hickner (D) (1993–Present).

21st century

Geography

  • According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 630.91 square miles (1,634.0 km2), of which 444.25 square miles (1,150.6 km2) (or 70.41%) is land and 186.66 square miles (483.4 km2) (or 29.59%) is water.
  • The Saginaw River flows through Bay City while the Kawkawlin River drains much of the central portion of the county. The Pinconning (Pinconning, MI Relocation) River and Saganing Creek drain the northern portion. The Saginaw Bay of Lake Huron lies to the east, giving the county its name.
  • The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saginaw (Saginaw, MI Moving Companies) is the controlling regional body for the Catholic Church.
  • I-75 and US 23, which are coterminus within the county, are the major north-south route. North of Bay City (Bay City, Michigan Moving Reviews), M-13 follows a parallel route a few miles to the east. US 10 has its eastern terminus in Bay City (Bay City, Michigan Moving). M-25, M-15, and M-84 enter Bay City (Bay City, Michigan Relocation) from the east, southeast and southwest respectively and terminate in or near the city.
  • Bay (Get Move Quote for Bay, MI) is considered to be part of the Flint/Tri-Cities region; it also makes up the Greater Tri Cities region of Michigan.

Highways

  • I-75
  • BS I-75
  • US 10
  • US 23
  • M-13

  • M-13 Conn
  • M-15
  • M-25
  • M-47
  • M-61
  • M-84
  • M-138
  • M-247

Adjacent counties

Bay County in 1873; a decade later Arenac (Arenac, Michigan Relocation Companies) was organized from the northern townships seen in this map.

Demographics

The 2010 United States Census indicates Bay (Get Moving Quote for Bay, MI) had a 2010 population of 107,771. This is a decrease of -2,386 people from the 2000 United States Census. Overall, the county had a -2.2% growth rate during this ten-year period. In 2010 there were 44,603 households and 29,116 families in the county. The population density was 243.7 per square mile (94.1 square kilometers). There were 48,220 housing units at an average density of 109.0 per square mile (42.1 square kilometers). The racial and ethnic makeup of the county was 91.2% White, 1.5% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 4.7% Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races.

There were 44,603 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were husband and wife families, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.7% were non-families, and 29.3% were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.2% under age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93 males.

The 2010 American Community Survey 1-year estimate indicates the median income for a household in the county was $45,451 and the median income for a family was $52,784. Males had a median income of $31,035 versus $18,294 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,378. About 11.2% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.7% of those under the age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.

Bay (Get Relocation Estimate for Bay, MI) officials

  • County Executive: Thomas Hickner
  • Prosecuting Attorney: Kurt C. Asbury
  • Sheriff: John E. Miller
  • County Clerk: Cynthia A. Luczak
  • County Treasurer: Richard F. Brzezinski
  • Register of Deeds: Vicki Roupe
  • Drain Commissioner: Joseph Rivet
  • Road Commissioners: Edward Rivet; Mike Rivard; Dick Gromaski

Board of Commissioners

7 members, elected from districts (six Democrats, one Republic (Republic, MI Mover Reviews)an)

District Commissioner Party Positions
1 Brandon Krause Democrat Chair of Personnel/Human Services Committee
2 Ernie Krygier Democrat Chair of the County Commission
3 Vaughn J. Begick Republic (Republic, MI Movers)an
4 Kim Coonan Democrat Chair of Ways & Means Committee
5 Tom Herek Democrat
6 Donald J. Tilley Democrat Vice Chair of the County Commission
7 Michael Lutz Democrat


Cities, villages, and townships

Cities

Villages

  • none

Unincorporated communities

  • Almeda Beach
  • Amelith
  • Aplin Beach
  • Arn
  • Beaver
  • Bentley
  • Brissette Beach
  • Brooks
  • Crump
  • Donahue Beach
  • Duel
  • Fisherville
  • Frankenlust
  • Kawkawlin
  • Killarney Beach
  • Lagoon Beach
  • Linwood
  • Linwood Beach
  • Little Killarney Beach
  • Loehme
  • Meyers Beach
  • Mount Forest
  • Munger
  • Nine Mile
  • North Williams
  • Seidlers
  • Three Churches Corner
  • Tobico Beach
  • Willard
  • Woodville
  • University Center

Townships

  • Portsmouth Township (Charter)
  • Williams Township (Charter)
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