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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 76,205. 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
76,205

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$866
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Baytown Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    220.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    45.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    121.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    495.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,615.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    643.5
    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
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

Working in Baytown

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,874
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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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!
I’ve been a lifelong resident of Baytown. I still live in Baytown. All 3 of my children went to school here & now, so do my grandchildren. We all live together, all 11 of us! Growing up here I have seen Baytown grow from a small town to becoming a suburb of Houston. We have a highway that runs through Baytown where once we had only two-lane roads. Baytown has grown from a small 2 hospital town to 1 large hospital & many medical facilities. We used to have public pools where now we have a large & continuing to grow water park. As far as changes Baytown is growing very rapidly & successfully. Some changes I would like to see Baytown make is to have more activities for our youth. I would like to see activities that all youth can attend. I would like to see more of our youth available to be in programs through our local schools that parents can afford & have faith that their children will be safe & grow from it to help our children become responsible adults.