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.

Baytown is a blue-collar town, with 38.54% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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 (10.37%), sales jobs (8.00%), and food service (6.75%).

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The percentage of adults in Baytown with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.36% of adults in Baytown have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Baytown in 2018 was $26,126, 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 $104,504 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 44.60% 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 German, Irish, English, French, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Baytown's cultural character, accounting for 17.73% of the city’s population.

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