Baytown, TX

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Living in Baytown

Baytown is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 77,192 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Baytown is the 46th largest community in Texas.

When you are in Baytown, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.44% of Baytown’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Baytown is a city of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Baytown who work in office and administrative support (10.08%), sales jobs (8.21%), and food service (7.78%).

One of the nice things about Baytown is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Baytown rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.02% of adults 25 and older in Baytown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Baytown in 2018 was $26,615, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,460 for a family of four. However, Baytown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Baytown is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Baytown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Baytown, accounting for 47.04% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Baytown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Baytown include Irish, German, English, French, and Italian.

Baytown also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.20%.

The most common language spoken in Baytown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.