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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Baytown is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.28% of the Baytown workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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 (12.89%), sales jobs (7.96%), and food service (5.84%).

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 citizens of Baytown are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.47% of adults in Baytown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Baytown in 2010 was $21,429, which is middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,716 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. The greatest number of Baytown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Baytown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 43.65% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Baytown include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.

In addition, Baytown has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.88%).

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