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Baytown is a city in Harris County. (The community straddles Harris and Chambers counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

The latitude of Baytown is 29.735N. The longitude is -94.977W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 67,251.


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Median household income
Local
$40,559
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Baytown demographic reports
Baytown is at the mouth of the San Jacinto River.
Former and merged names include:
· Goose Creek
· Pelly
Oil was discovered near here in 1916. The community developed around a Humble oil refinery
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 264. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 3.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "Rushmore"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Baytown Nature Preserve
Wildlife: Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge

Historic sites and museums: Baytown Historical Museum, Wallisville Heritage Park
Colleges and universities: Lee College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 108

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8% of Baytown residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Baytown ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Baytown was $17,641, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Baytown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Baytown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $444.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $877.


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Libraries in Baytown include Sterling Municipal Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Baytown include Baytown Sun

TV stations in Baytown include KAZH.

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Harris County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Baytown political report.

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The average commute time for Baytown workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 18 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Baytown between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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