Population: 75,310Median home value: $96,100 84 Ranks better than 97% of areas

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A+ Baytown Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Baytown Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than Texas
8614% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Baytown cost of living
D Baytown Crime Total crime is 29% higher than Texas
Total crime
3,86741% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2641% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Baytown crime
D- Baytown Employment Household income is 9% lower than Texas
Median household income
$49,93010% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,79020% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%33% higher than the US average
Baytown employment
A+ Baytown Housing Home value is 33% lower than Texas
Median home value
$96,10048% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$83312% lower than the US average
Home ownership
58%10% lower than the US average
Baytown real estate or Baytown rentals
B+ Baytown Schools HS graduation rate is 6% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
73%12% lower than the US average
School test scores
72%46% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:18% lower than the US average
Baytown K-12 schools or Baytown colleges

Living in Baytown, TX

Located in the state of Texas, Baytown is a moderately-sized city with a population of 75,310 people. At 68%, the majority of the Baytown population is White; this is followed by 15% Black and 2% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Baytown are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 37% of the population also speak Spanish. With an average age of 32 years old, Baytown could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Baytown, Texas. The best areas in Baytown and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, education, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Texas and national averages.

Using data and statistics Baytown has received a livability score of 83 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 97th percentile when compared to all other cities. This is a fantastic score, as Baytown ranks well in multiple categories! The cherry on top is that Baytown also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we consider each of the categories individually, we see that Baytown ranks well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B+), weather (A-), education (B+) and housing (A+). Baytown does not do well for the following: crime (D-) and employment (D-). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Baytown has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Baytown: Pirates Bay Water Park, Houston Raceway Park, and Baytown Nature Center.

The average school test scores in Baytown are 72%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Baytown can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

Assuming that Baytown meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Baytown. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Baytown are simply unattainable. The median home price for Baytown homes is $96,100, which is 32.7% lower than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Baytown, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 1.9, which is 26.9% lower than the Texas average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Baytown area were 6.1% and 5 year appreciation rates were 9.2%.

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Compare Baytown, TX Livability To Other Cities

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Lots of Things to See and Do in Baytown, Texas

My husband and I spent three days visiting Baytown, Texas in April 2010. This was a great time to visit, because the weather was warm, but not overly hot. We stayed at the Best Western Baytown Inn located at 5021 Interstate 10 East. Even though this hotel was very inexpensive, my husband and I both thought it was very nice. We also got to enjoy a free breakfast every morning at this hotel.

The first day of our trip in Baytown my husband met his friend for a round of golf at Evergreen Point Golf Course. My husband said it was one of the best golf courses he has ever played on. Since I have no interest in golf I decided to spend the day shopping at the San Jacinto mall. The mall had a ton of stores and I had a great time shopping.

The second day in the city of Baytown, my husband and I went to see the Battleship Texas and San Jacinto Monument and Museum. Since my husband and I love history we really liked visiting the battleship and museum. That evening we went to Roosters Steak House for dinner. My husband had a steak and I had a chicken sandwich. When we go back to Baytown we will defiantly be eating at this restaurant again.

Since we had such a good time in Baytown, we have decided to plan a week's vacation there next year, so we can see more of the city.
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Source: The Baytown, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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