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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Baytown is a town in Texas with a population of 76,581. Baytown is in Harris County. Living in Baytown offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Baytown there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Baytown and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Baytown are above average.
About Baytown...
Population
76,581

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$924
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Baytown Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    234.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    63.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    117.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    575.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,580.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    496.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Baytown

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,628
National
$55,322
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My experience in Baytown is one full of amazing highs. I've lived in Baytown my whole life and am now 18. Let's just start with our community involvement, there are countless numbers of organizations, sports leagues, and fun things to do around town. It all really starts with our towns little league baseball program. I feel like this brings our town together and gives us something to rally around every year. Outside of that, our town is surrounded by the industrial scene. Everywhere you look there are chemical plants, and this offers so many job opportunities. Especially for students like me who are enrolled in the STEM academy at Lee High School. There's not much more you could ask for if that's the career path you want to look towards. Baytown has countless number of things for people to enjoy and do to have fun. Showbiz cinema's, Maxbowl Bowling Alley, Pirates Bay Waterpark, etc. All around our town provides a good community, great diversity of people, and is a great place to live!
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I have been living in Baytown for almost 5 years and I am impressed with its economic growth and community expansion. The mall is currently under reconstruction and will open Phase 1 in December of 2019, just in time for the holidays. The city has been working really hard with repairs, additions and reconstruction of roads, signs and neighborhood sidewalks to give Baytown an upgrade. Recently, the school district passed a new bond that will add additional schools to help with the growth of the community and demand, as well as expansion and additions to the current schools. Business is booming and will continue with the additions of 30+ restaurants coming to the area upon completion of the new San Jacinto Marketplace and residential areas are on the rise with the new master planned communities already taking place.
Baytown is, well, Baytown. The Baytown mall (San Jacinto Mall) is TERRIBLE and needs to be torn down for someone else to build on. The nearest quality mall is 40 minutes away, it's a shame for all the people living in the Baytown area. On top this, traffic is usually not so great and crime is usually always happening. I always lock my car doors, but you should always double check to make sure you did indeed lock them in Baytown. Most food options available are fast food, with a few exceptions, and lately some healthier, better options have been popping up in town. To truly know what Baytown is like, come to Baytown and feel for yourself...then go to the Clear Lake area for something much better!