Bay County, Florida

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Bay County
The Bay County Courthouse in March 2008
The Bay County Courthouse in March 2008
Flag of Bay County
Flag
Official seal of Bay County
Seal
Map of Florida highlighting Bay County
Location within the U.S. state of Florida
Map of the United States highlighting Florida
Florida's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 30°14′N 85°38′W / 30.24°N 85.63°W / 30.24; -85.63
Country United States
State Florida
FoundedApril 24, 1913
Named forSt. Andrews Bay
SeatPanama City
Largest cityPanama City
Area
 • Total1,033 sq mi (2,680 km2)
 • Land758 sq mi (1,960 km2)
 • Water275 sq mi (710 km2)  26.6%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
183,974
 • Density223/sq mi (86/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd
Websitewww.co.bay.fl.us

Bay County, Florida is a county in Florida.