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 76,335 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Baytown is the 46th largest community in Texas.

Baytown is a blue-collar town, with 37.66% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Baytown is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Baytown who work in office and administrative support (12.29%), sales jobs (8.12%), and teaching (6.14%).

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.

The percentage of adults in Baytown with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.66% of adults in Baytown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Baytown in 2010 was $22,844, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,376 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 43.71% 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, English, French , and Scottish.

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.