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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Baytown is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.44% of the Baytown workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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%).
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.
The percentage of adults in Baytown with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.02% of adults in Baytown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
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.
In addition, Baytown has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.20%).
The most common language spoken in Baytown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.