Baytown, TX

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2022 Population
84,449
2.31% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.9
2.11% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.4%
5.8% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$61,158
8.42% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$162,200
15.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
37,088
7.47% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Baytown, TX had a population of 84.4k people with a median age of 33.9 and a median household income of $61,158. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Baytown, TX grew from 82,543 to 84,449, a 2.31% increase and its median household income grew from $56,409 to $61,158, a 8.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Baytown, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (28.8%), White (Hispanic) (24.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (15%), Other (Hispanic) (13.4%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (13.3%).

None of the households in Baytown, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

87.9% of the residents in Baytown, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Baytown, TX are Lee College (226204) (3,677 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Baytown, TX was $162,200, and the homeownership rate was 53.6%.

Most people in Baytown, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Baytown, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Baytown, TX is home to a population of 84.4k people, from which 87.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 20.5% of Baytown, TX residents were born outside of the country (17.3k people).

In 2022, there were 1.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.4k people) in Baytown, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.8k White (Hispanic) and 12.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.9%
2022 Citizenship
88.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 87.9% of Baytown, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Baytown, TX was 88.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Baytown, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24.4k ± 2.09k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    20.8k ± 2.59k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    12.6k ± 1.68k
52.2%
Hispanic Population
44.1k people

In 2022, there were 1.17 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.4k people) in Baytown, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.8k White (Hispanic) and 12.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

52.2% of the people in Baytown, TX are hispanic (44.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Baytown, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

20.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
17.3k people
19.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.9k people

As of 2022, 20.5% of Baytown, TX residents (17.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Baytown, TX was 19.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,197 ± 382
  2. Vietnam
    1,081 ± 351
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    661 ± 330

Baytown, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Baytown, TX employs 37.1k people. The largest industries in Baytown, TX are Construction (5,787 people), Manufacturing (4,939 people), and Retail Trade (3,882 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,446), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,304), and Wholesale Trade ($74,594).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

37.1k
2022 Value
± 1,922
7.47%
1 Year growth
± 6.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Baytown, TX grew at a rate of 7.47%, from 34.5k employees to 37.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Baytown, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (4,622 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,573 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,419 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Baytown, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

37.1k
2022 Value
± 1,922
7.47%
1 Year growth
± 6.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Baytown, TX grew at a rate of 7.47%, from 34.5k employees to 37.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Baytown, TX, are Construction (5,787 people), Manufacturing (4,939 people), and Retail Trade (3,882 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Baytown, TX, though some of these residents may live in Baytown, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,272
Median earning men ± $3,863
$28,651
Median earning women ± $1,830

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($114,483), Wholesale Trade ($82,883), and Public Administration ($81,583).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($50,811), Public Administration ($49,207), and Manufacturing ($46,477).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Baytown, TX awarded 3,677 degrees. The student population of Baytown, TX in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 3,916 male students and 3,891 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Baytown, TX are Hispanic or Latino (1,455 and 39.6%), followed by White (1,341 and 36.5%), Black or African American (704 and 19.2%), and Two or More Races (71 and 1.93%).

The largest universities in Baytown, TX by number of degrees awarded are Lee College (226204) (3,677 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Baytown, TX are General Business Administration & Management (1,536 and 41.8%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (328 and 8.92%), and Chemical Technology (220 and 5.98%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 7,807 students enrolled in Baytown, TX, 50.2% men and 49.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 3,660 records, of which 51.8% were women and 48.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 328 degrees awarded
  2. 284 degrees awarded
  3. 102 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Baytown, TX was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 328 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Baytown, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
3,677 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lee College (226204) with 3,677 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 2,771 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Baytown, TX, which is 3.06 times more than the 906 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,455 degrees mean that there were 1.09 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,341 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,132) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($750) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,502) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Baytown, TX was $162,200 in 2022, which is 0.575 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $140,000 to $162,200, a 15.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Baytown, TX is 53.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Baytown, TX have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Baytown, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Baytown, TX is $61,158. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Baytown, TX was Census Tract 7101 with a value of $120,370, followed by Census Tract 2537 and Census Tract 2539, with respective values of $63,423 and $59,907.

Property

$162,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,262
$16,481
Median Property Taxes
±$1,238

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Baytown, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

53.6%
Homeownership
2022
63.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 53.6% of the housing units in Baytown, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7101
  2. Census Tract 2537
  3. Census Tract 2539

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Baytown, TX was Census Tract 7101 with a value of $120,370, followed by Census Tract 2537 and Census Tract 2539, with respective values of $63,423 and $59,907.

The following map shows all of the places in Baytown, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$61,158
Median Household Income
± $4,358
30.7k
Number of Households
± 1,759

In 2022, the median household income of the 30.7k households in Baytown, TX grew to $61,158 from the previous year's value of $56,409.

The following chart displays the households in Baytown, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Baytown, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.87%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.52%)

In 2022, 83.6% of workers in Baytown, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.87%) and those who worked at home (3.52%).

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Baytown, TX have a shorter commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.56% of the workforce in Baytown, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Baytown, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Baytown, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Baytown, TX (14.6k out of 83.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Baytown, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

73.6% of the population of Baytown, TX has health coverage, with 38% on employee plans, 19.5% on Medicaid, 8.23% on Medicare, 6.76% on non-group plans, and 1.16% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Harris County, TX see 1691 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1709 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1397 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 731 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,691 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Harris County, TX

Primary care physicians in Harris County, TX see an average of 1,691 patients per year. This represents a 1.05% decrease from the previous year (1,709 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Harris County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.2% under 18 years, 21.8% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

26.4%
Uninsured
38%
Employer Coverage
19.5%
Medicaid
8.23%
Medicare
6.76%
Non-Group
1.16%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Baytown, TX grew by 3.78% from 25.4% to 26.4%.

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