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Welcome to Baytown ...

The coastal city of Baytown is located on the Gulf Coast.

Baytown is primarily located in Chambers County<1>. A portion of Baytown extends into Harris County.

The location of Baytown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Baytown has a population of 77,644 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Baytown was established in 1822.

Baytown is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Baytown lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Baytown: (281)<5>, (713) and (832).

The ZIP codes for Baytown: 77520-77522<6>

Websites for Baytown ...

Official Website: www.baytown.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Baytown had an population of 77,644 people. This is an increase of 8.14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.88% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Baytown had a population of 71,802 people (or 204.59% of the total population of Chambers County). This makes Baytown the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Baytown represents 0.29% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 45th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 71,802 people, the population of Baytown increased 8.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 66,430 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Baytown.

Communities Also Named Baytown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Texas communities named Baytown: This one is located in Chambers County and the other is located in Harris County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Baytown.

Communities near Baytown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Baytown.

  • Pasadena [Harris County]
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    • Pasadena [Harris County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Baytown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 149,440 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pasadena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pasadena<8>
  • League City [Galveston County]
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    • League City [Galveston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southwest of Baytown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 108,477 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for League City<8>
  • La Porte [Harris County]
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    • La Porte [Harris County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Baytown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,775 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Porte<8>
  • Deer Park [Harris County]
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    • Deer Park [Harris County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Baytown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,913 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deer Park<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • South Houston [Harris County]
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      • South Houston [Harris County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Baytown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,446 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Houston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Houston<8>
    • Seabrook [Chambers County]
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      • Seabrook [Chambers County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Baytown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,879 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seabrook<8>
    • Webster [Harris County]
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      • Webster [Harris County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Baytown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Webster<8>
    • Galena Park [Harris County]
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      • Galena Park [Harris County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Baytown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,559 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galena Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galena Park<8>
    • Jacinto City [Harris County]
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      • Jacinto City [Harris County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Baytown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,302 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacinto City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacinto City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacinto City<8>
    • Dayton [Liberty County]
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      • Dayton [Liberty County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Baytown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,628 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dayton<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Baytown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Baytown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Baytown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Baytown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Baytown. See our Newspapers Page for Baytown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Baytown ...

Looking for more information about Baytown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Baytown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Baytown.

Adding Baytown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Baytown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Baytown was on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Baytown on our Genealogy Page.

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About Chambers County

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The official website for Baytown: www.baytown.org/

The official website for Chambers County: www.co.chambers.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Chambers, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Baytown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Baytown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Baytown, area code (281, 832) is an overlay.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Baytown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Baytown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Baytown includes: 77520, 77521 & 77522.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Baytown) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Baytown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BaytownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baytown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7536, Longitude: -94.9700       In this case, the coordinates for Baytown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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