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Baytown, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Baytown had a population of 81,718 as of July 1, 2017. Baytown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Baytown is located at latitude 29.7594 and longitude -94.963 in Harris County. The formal boundaries for the City of Baytown (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.56 sq. miles and a water area of 1.1 sq. miles. Harris County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 23 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Baytown are located in Harris County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Chambers County.

The City of Baytown (GNIS ID: 2409801) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Baytown is located within Baytown Division of Harris County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Baytown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Baytown: Creek, Goose Creek.

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Baytown, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 81,718
Daytime Population: Workers 30,764
Daytime Population: Residents 51,012
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 81,776
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 81,093
Population in Familes 68,802
Population in Group Qrtrs 625
Population Density2 2,119
Diversity Index3 80


Median Household Income $50,893
Average Household Income $67,521
Per Capita Income $23,561


Total Housing Units 32,303 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,042 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,169 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,091 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $114,503
Average Home Value $139,541


Total Households 28,212
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 19,988
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.72% 1.58%
Households 1.62% 1.53%
Families 1.58% 1.45%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Baytown, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Baytown to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 46 97th
Population Density # 281 84th
Diversity Index # 54 97th
Median Household Income # 690 61st
Per Capita Income # 879 50th

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