Two blue chairs on a white sand beach in Bay County.

Bay County

One County that Fits All

Equally attuned to those disposed to city life and quaint town living, Bay County puts quality of life in your hands. Aerospace companies prevail in Bay County, with multiple military bases bolstering demand for talented professionals. Several colleges and incubators are growing entrepreneurs in Panama City. The region also has a well-established manufacturing sector, with Eastern Shipbuilding Group building of the next generation of U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutters. 

Whether you choose to live in Panama City or the picturesque and serene City of Lynn Haven, opportunities in Bay County are boundless. The county is also well-connected with highways that link Northwest Florida to the rest of the U.S., while Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport in Panama City makes it easy for friends and family to visit whenever they’d like.

175,216 Bay County Area Population Bay County Chamber of Commerce
689-Square-Miles Long, including Panama City Naval Base and Tyndall AFB (Bay County) Bay County Chamber of Commerce
32,000 Panama City Population Bay County Chamber of Commerce
68.8 Average annual temperature (Panama City) City of Panama City
320 Days of sunshine annually Bay Economic Development Alliance

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