Population: 168,852

Square Miles: 758

County Seat: Panama City

Founded: 1913

Cities:

  • Callaway
  • Cedar Grove
  • Lynn Haven
  • Mexico Beach
  • Panama City **
  • Panama City Beach
  • Parker
  • Southwest Ranches
  • Springfield
  • Youngstown

Bay County is named for St. Andrews Bay and was a major shipbuilding center during World War II.