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Baytown, Texas

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The location of Baytown

Welcome to Baytown ...

The coastal city of Baytown is primarily located in Harris County. A portion of Baytown extends into Chambers County.

The location of Baytown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Baytown has a population of 77,024 people<2> (see below for details).

Baytown was established in 1822.

The community of Baytown is near sea level<3>.

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

Area Codes for Baytown: (281)<4>, (713) and (832)

The ZIP codes for Baytown: 77520-77522<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Baytown had a population of 71,802 people. 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 (which had a count of 66,430 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Baytown had an population of 77,024 people. This is an increase of 7.27% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.95% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Baytown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Baytown - it's located in Illinois.

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

Websites for Baytown ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Baytown. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Baytown.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Baytown ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Pasadena   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the Southwest (SW) of Baytown

La Porte   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Baytown

Deer Park   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Baytown

South Houston   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Baytown

Seabrook   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of Baytown

Webster   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Baytown

Galena Park   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Baytown

Jacinto City   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Baytown

Dayton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Baytown

Located in Liberty County

Mont Belvieu   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Baytown

Located in Chambers County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Baytown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Harris County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Baytown:

The official website for Harris County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Baytown.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Baytown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Of the area codes for Baytown, area code (281, 832) is an overlay.

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<5>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.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Baytown

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Baytown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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