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Overview

Introduction to Baytown, Texas

Baytown, Texas is 23 miles E of Houston, Texas. Baytown is situated in the Gulf Coast portion of Texas and is part of the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. The city is bordered on the south and the west by Galveston Bay and bordered on the east by Cedar Bayou.

Baytown is regarded as a prosperous industrial city. Oil refining, chemicals, plastics and rubber of some of the major industries. Exxon-Mobil, Bayer, Exxon Chemical, Amoco and Chevron Phillips are some of the major employers. The Gulf winds help to make the summer nights pleasant and prevents the harsh winter weather from entering Baytown.

Baytown History

Settlements were established beginning in 1822. In 1947 three cities merged together to form Baytown. In 1916 the Humble Oil & Refining Company constructed the first offshore drilling operation in the state of Texas and it was the second one built in the nation. The Baytown Refinery became one of the biggest Exxon refineries in the world. Other refineries were also built in the city. In 1970 United States Steel established the Texas Works in the area. Years later the plant closed.

Baytown Attractions

  • J.D. Walker Community Center
  • Texas Night Out is a notable event
  • San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site includes the Battleship TEXAS and the San Jacinto Battleground which gave Texas its independence and is a National Historic Landmark
  • The impressive, huge live oak tree that is estimated to be over a thousand years old is regarded as a city landmark
  • Bicentennial Park Amphitheater
  • Baytown Symphony Orchestra
  • Baytown Historical Museum
  • Fred Hartman Bridge is an impressive structure
  • Republic of Texas Plaza
  • Wallisville Heritage Park

Baytown Activities

Baytown provides opportunities for sailing, duck hunting, fresh and salt water fishing and other outdoor activities. The Baytown Nature Center is a large acreage featuring wetlands, a vast number of bird species, wild flowers, and a variety of wildlife. The beaches at Galveston Island are popular with residents and tourists. Golf enthusiasts enjoy the Evergreen Point Golf Course.

Baytown features a vast number of parks. The Bayland Park Marina provides a boat launch and a dock and is popular for fishing and boating. The Goose Creek Stream Greenbelt includes bicycle and walking trails and opportunities for canoeing. Gray Sports Complex includes nature trails, a lighted ball field and other facilities.

Baytown Higher Education

Lee College is nearby.

Baytown Transportation

The George Bush Intercontinental Airport provides air transportation. The METRO offers service to downtown Houston.

Demographics

People

Total Population75,310
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+31,135
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.7%
Median Earnings25+$36,781
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,314
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,104

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,159
% Above Poverty Level83.6%
% Below Poverty Level16.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone26.6%
Median Gross Rent$833
Median House Value$96,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)62.4%
German6.9%
Irish6.7%
English6%
French Except Basque3.2%
West Indian1.6%
Italian1.6%
Scottish1.1%
African0.8%
Polish0.6%
Czech0.6%
Trinidad Tobago0.6%
British0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Arab0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Baytown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harris County, Chambers County
Standard Zip Codes77521, 77520, 77523
P.O. Box Zip Codes77522
Phone Area Codes281,832, 713
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.8
Approximate Longitude-94.97

Baytown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBAYTOWN
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp42 to 61 F
Apr Temp60 to 77 F
Jul Temp76 to 92 F
Oct Temp60 to 81 F
Annual Precip53.7 inches
StationHOUSTON SAN JACINTO DAM
Distance16.3 miles
Jan Temp40 to 63 F
Apr Temp57 to 79 F
Jul Temp72 to 94 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationHOUSTON HOBBY AP
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp45 to 63 F
Apr Temp61 to 79 F
Jul Temp75 to 94 F
Oct Temp62 to 82 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beach City2,518$101,250
Cove299$69,375
Deer Park33,517$88,084
La Porte34,922$77,039
Mont Belvieu4,892$96,597
Shoreacres1,759$118,750

Baytown Public Libraries

Sterling Municipal Library
1 WILBANKS AVE
Baytown, Texas
(281) 427-7331

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Baytown Hospitals

Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital
(Non-profit)
4401 Garth Road

Baytown Public Schools

Ashbel Smith El
403 E James
ZIP: 77520
(281) 420-4615
Primary
Total Enrollment 766
Baytown J H
7707 Bayway Dr
ZIP: 77520
(281) 420-4560
Middle
Total Enrollment 904
Carver El
600 S Pruett
ZIP: 77520
(281) 420-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 766
Cedar Bayou J H
2610 Elvinta St
ZIP: 77520
(281) 420-4570
Middle
Total Enrollment 1006
De Zavala El
305 Tri City Beach Rd
ZIP: 77520
(281) 420-4920
Primary
Total Enrollment 789
Horace Mann J H
310 S Hwy 146
ZIP: 77520
(281) 420-4585
Middle
Total Enrollment 1004
Impact Early College H S
200 Lee Dr
ZIP: 77520
(281) 420-4802
High
Total Enrollment 349
James Bowie El
2200 Clayton Dr
ZIP: 77520
(281) 420-4605
Primary
Total Enrollment 763
Lamar El
816 N Pruett St
ZIP: 77520
(281) 420-4625
Primary
Total Enrollment 796
Lee H S
1809 Market St
ZIP: 77520
(281) 420-4535
High
Total Enrollment 1414
Peter E Hyland Center
4026 Decker Dr
ZIP: 77520
(281) 420-4555
High
Total Enrollment 167
Point Alternative Center
4026 1/2 Decker Dr
ZIP: 77520
(281) 420-4630
Other
Total Enrollment 54
San Jacinto El
2615 Virginia St
ZIP: 77520
(281) 420-4670
Primary
Total Enrollment 463
Travis El
100 Robin Rd
ZIP: 77520
(281) 420-4660
Primary
Total Enrollment 805
Alamo El
6100 N Main
ZIP: 77521
(281) 420-4595
Primary
Total Enrollment 862
Banuelos El
7770 Eastpoint Blvd
ZIP: 77521
(281) 420-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 725
Clark El
6033 N Hwy 146
ZIP: 77521
(281) 420-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 734
Crockett El
4500 Barkaloo Rd
ZIP: 77521
(281) 420-4645
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
Gentry J H
1919 E Archer Rd
ZIP: 77521
(281) 420-4590
Middle
Total Enrollment 960
Goose Creek Memorial
6001 E Wallisville Rd
ZIP: 77521
(281) 421-4400
High
Total Enrollment 1970
Harlem El
3333 Interstate 10 E
ZIP: 77521
(281) 420-4910
Primary
Total Enrollment 762
High Point School
4544 Interstate 10 E
ZIP: 77521
(281) 420-4842
Other
Total Enrollment 12
New El #16
4544 Interstate 10 E
ZIP: 77521
(281) 420-4842
Stephen F Austin El
3022 Massey Tompkins
ZIP: 77521
(281) 420-4620
Primary
Total Enrollment 761
Sterling H S
300 W Baker Rd
ZIP: 77521
(281) 420-4500
High
Total Enrollment 2425
Victoria Walker El
4711 Seabird St
ZIP: 77521
(281) 421-1800
Primary
Total Enrollment 889
Barbers Hill El
9600 Eagle Dr
ZIP: 77523
(281) 576-2221
Barbers Hill Int
9600 Eagle Dr
ZIP: 77523
(281) 576-2221
Barbers Hill Middle
9600 Eagle Dr
ZIP: 77523
(281) 576-2221

Baytown Private Schools

Day School For Little People
2714 Ferry Rd
ZIP: 77520
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
St Joseph Catholic School
1811 Carolina St
ZIP: 77520
Elementary
Total Enrollment 131
Baytown Christian Academy
5555 N Main St
ZIP: 77521
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 232
First Baptist Academy
505 Rollingbrook St
ZIP: 77521
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
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