The city of Bay City was settled in 1837 and encompasses the following counties: Bay. Bay City's government type is Commission-Manager. It is comprised of the Mayor, who is currently Christopher Shannon, City Manager, who is currently Robert V. Belleman.
Bay City encompasses land area: 26.34 km2 (10.17 sq mi), water area: 2.69 km2 (1.04 sq mi). The elevation is 178.3 m (585 ft) above sea level. According to the 2010 United States Census, the local population is 34,932. This equates to a population density of 1,326.2/km2 (3,434.8/sq mi). The local time zone is EST (UTC-5).
Local area codes are 989. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 26-06020, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at http://www.baycitymi.org/.