Baytown, TX
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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 76,804 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. 37.62% 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 (11.62%), sales jobs (7.41%), and food service (7.25%).

Baytown is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Baytown rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.34% 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 2010 was $24,425, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,700 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 45.68% 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: 18.89%.

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