Bay County is located on Florida’s Gulf of Mexico coast, centrally positioned in the state’s northwest region between Pensacola and Tallahassee. It is serviced by many highways, including State Highways 20, 22, 77 and 79, as well as U.S. Highways 98 and 231. Highways 77, 79 and 231 provide access to Interstate 10, which runs east to Jacksonville, FL and west through Mobile, AL and New Orleans, LA, ending at Santa Monica, CA.


Fast Facts:

Geographic Area of Bay County

 1,033.3 Square Miles

 763.7 Square Miles of Land

 269.6 Square Miles of Inland and Territorial Waters

 27 Miles of Coastline

 13 to 23 Feet Above Sea Level



 320 Days of Sunshine Each Year

 Average Air Temperature – 67.49° F; Summer - 89° F; Winter - 39° F 

 Average Water Temperature – 71.57° F 

 Average Yearly Rainfall – 67.21 Inches


Bay County is Approx Within 300 Miles* of Most Major Southeastern U.S. Cities

 80 Miles S of Dothan, AL

 100 Miles SW of Tallahassee, FL – Florida’s Capital

 105 Miles E of Pensacola, FL

 270 Miles W of Jacksonville, FL 

 300 Miles S of Atlanta, GA

 315 Miles E of New Orleans, LA

*Miles calculated from county seat.



Destination Bay, More Than You Imagine





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Bay Economic Development Alliance

5230 West Highway 98
Panama City FL 32401

Phone: 850.215.9965

E-mail: info@bayeda.com





5230 West Hwy 98,
Panama City FL 32401

Phone: 850.215.9965

E-mail: info@bayeda.com


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