Baytown is located within Harris County and partially in Chambers County in the Gulf Coast region of the US state of Texas. Located within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, it lies along both State Highway 146 and Interstate 10. As of 2010, Baytown had a population of 71,802. It is the fourth-largest city within the metropolitan area.
Baytown, Texas is located on the northern shore of Galveston Bay between the San Jacinto River on the west and the Trinity River on the east. Galveston Bay is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Baytown’s population is over 71,802 people. Weather here is dictated by the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf winds keep summers warm and winter weather more to the north. Snow is rare and the average summer daily temperature is in the low 90′s. Located within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, Baytown is the fourth-largest city within the metropolitan area.
The median income for a household in the city was $48,191, and the median income for a family was $45,346. Males had a median income of $38,039 versus $25,012 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,641. About 13.0% of families and 15.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.9% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.
As of 2010 the property crime rate in the community is 4.6% compared to 5.45% for Harris County as a whole. The violent crime rate is 0.5% compared to 1.03% for Harris County.