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Bay City, Texas, 77414
Studio/1 Bedroom$300 - $375
2 Bedrooms$395 - $610
3+ Bedrooms$625 - $650
Lake Jackson, Texas, 77566
1 Bedroom$775 - $900
2 Bedrooms$825 - $1,050
3+ Bedrooms$991 - $1,450
Webster, Texas, 77598
1 Bedroom$898 - $1,210
2 Bedrooms$1,072 - $1,826
3 Bedrooms$1,522 - $1,823
Alvin, Texas, 77511
1 BedroomUp to $369
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 16.7% 10.4% +6.3% $10,000 to $14,999 9.8% 6.6% +3.2% $15,000 to $19,999 7.6% 6.6% +1.0% $20,000 to $24,999 6.3% 7.0% -0.7% $25,000 to $29,999 9.0% 6.8% +2.2% $30,000 to $34,999 5.0% 6.7% -1.7% $35,000 to $39,999 5.8% 6.0% -0.2% $40,000 to $44,999 6.5% 5.6% +0.9% $45,000 to $49,999 3.0% 4.8% -1.8% $50,000 to $59,999 7.6% 8.6% -1.0% $60,000 to $74,999 8.1% 9.8% -1.7% $75,000 to $99,999 7.1% 9.5% -2.4% $100,000 to $124,999 4.6% 4.9% -0.3% $125,000 to $149,999 1.5% 2.3% -0.8% $150,000 to $199,999 0.6% 2.1% -1.5% $200,000 or more 0.7% 2.2% -1.5%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 10.7% 6.5% +4.2% 10.0% to 14.9% 16.5% 12.3% +4.2% 15.0% to 19.9% 13.1% 15.3% -2.2% 20.0% to 24.9% 13.1% 13.4% -0.3% 25.0% to 29.9% 11.1% 10.2% +0.9% 30.0% to 34.9% 5.3% 7.2% -1.9% 35.0% to 39.9% 3.6% 5.0% -1.4% 40.0% to 49.9% 5.3% 6.3% -1.0% 50.0% or more 14.5% 15.7% -1.2% Not computed 6.7% 8.0% -1.3%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 13.5% 15.3% -1.8% 25 to 34 years 25.8% 31.2% -5.4% 35 to 44 years 23.1% 23.3% -0.2% 45 to 54 years 17.4% 14.4% +3.0% 55 to 64 years 8.3% 6.8% +1.5% 65 to 74 years 6.2% 4.4% +1.8% 75 to 84 years 4.4% 3.3% +1.1% 85 years and over 1.3% 1.4% -0.1%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 39.2% 34.9% +4.3% 30 to 44 minutes 16.0% 25.8% -9.8% 45 to 59 minutes 9.3% 14.1% -4.8% 60 or more minutes 35.5% 25.2% +10.3%
Source: 2000 Census
" Believe in Bay City
As the county seat of Matagorda County, Bay City, Texas is a small town with plenty of political pull (locally, anyway). If you love the great outdoors, you'll be happy to learn that Bay City is located on the Colorado River and the Caney Creek, giving you plenty of places to fish, kayak, and stroll along the water in search of wildlife. However you look at it, Bay City is the place to be.
If you're thinking about renting an apartment in Bay City, head over to our Apartment Guide before you start searching for a great new place. At the Apartment Guide, you can pick up lots of tips that will make it easier to find that ever-elusive perfect pad. If you're in need of more information about Bay City, visit the LocalTalk and get in touch with some of the people who already call this town home. It's the perfect way to get the inside scoop on Bay City without having to leave the comfort of your chair!" "Apartment Rental Rates
Whether you're looking for a sleek one bedroom apartment downtown or a spacious three bedroom place with a view of the park, we're here to help you find it. If you're wondering how much you can expect to spend on an apartment in Bay City, all you have to do is take a look at our rent chart. It has all the information on the latest average rates. When you think about it, the rates in Bay City aren't too bad, especially considering everything that this city has to offer. Ready to learn more about what it's like to live in this great town? Read on! Once you've decided that Bay City is the place for you, start your search for a great new place by reading through the apartment rental listings below." "The History of Bay City
With a population of around 18,000 people, Bay City balances small-town charm with big city opportunities. This is a place where you won't get lost in the crowd or have to worry about constantly being under the eye of scrutinizing neighbors. Back in 1894, David Swickheimer, a millionaire from the Enterprise Land and Colonizing Company, saw the beautiful Bay Prairie and decided that he just had to build a town there. With the help of G.M. Magill, N.M. Vogelsang, and Nicholas King, Swickheimer formed the Bay City Town Company. Later that year, Bay City was born out of just a dream and 640 acres of land. The Bay City Breeze, a local newspaper, was distributed to help promote the new community. Before long, people moved into town, many coming from across the Colorado River, on Elliott’s Ferry. Today, most people drive into Bay City, which has grown considerably since its humble beginnings as a glint in the eye of David Swickheimer.
Bay City? More Like Bird City!
Bay City is located right under the Central Flyway Zone, a migratory path for quite a few species of birds. The Black Skimmer, the Snowy Egret, and the Roseate Spoonbill are three of the most commonly spotted birds, but you can see hundreds of different species from your new apartment in Bay City. Whether you're a bird watching fanatic with a life list a hundred pages long, or a newcomer to the joy of identifying birds by sight or song, you'll be an ornithological expert in no time. Just imagine: you're sitting in your new apartment, binoculars at the ready, when you spot a Black Skimmer gliding over the Colorado River. Or perhaps you've noticed a bird with pink plumage walking along the shore, dipping its beak into the muck to spoon up crustaceans. There sure is a wealth of wildlife to appreciate in this city. That may be why it's often referred to as The Gateway to the Great Outdoors.
A Trip to the Museum
If you're looking for something to do in Bay City, look no further than the Matagorda County Museum. This museum is a great place to visit if you're hoping to learn a little more about the history of Matagorda County and Bay City. It also has a fantastic children's museum with plenty of hands-on exhibits that are sure to get the kids excited about science and history. Just make sure that you visit the museum during the day. You don't want to be there at night–who knows what shenanigans the exhibits are up to after dark!
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If you're looking for a fun-loving city with lots of friendly residents, you've found it in Bay City. So what are you waiting for? Start searching through the apartment rental listings below and get ready to live the good life!"
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Are there museums in Bay City or nearby?
Yes, Bay City is home to one museum, the Matagorda County Museum, whose mission is to collect, preserve, and protect the countys cultural heritage. Danevang, located 35 minutes northwest of Bay City, is home to the Danish Heritage Museum. Two more museums--the Columbia Historical Museum and the Varner Hogg Plantation--lie about 30 minutes northeast of Bay City in West Columbia. Other museums in the area include El Campo's El Campo Museum, Wharton's Wharton City Historical Museum, and Angleton's Brazoria County Museum. The best-known museums in the area, however, are located about an hour and a half northeast of Bay City in Houston.