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City Outlook

Baytown completed and City Council adopted the Baytown 2020 Comprehensive Plan in November 2000. This plan served as a guide for policy decisions relating to the physical growth and economic development of the community over the next 20 years. In addition to providing a community vision and goals and objectives to work towards and through the Year 2020, the plan evaluates the opportunities and challenges facing the City, identifies important policies and strategies, and sets priorities for an aggressive implementation program that emphasis specific actions and practical results. The Baytown 2020 Comprehensive Plan is in the process of being updated and should be completed during the 2006-07 budget year.

 

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Date of Incorporation

January 24, 1948

Area Incorporated (square miles)

34

Form of Government

Council-Manager

Miles of Streets

288

Number of Parks

45

Number of Park Acres

985

Municipal Water System

Number of water customers

19,550

System Capacity (million gallons per day)

26

Miles of water mains

366

Municipal Wastewater System

Number of sewer connections

19,047

Current system capacity (million gallons per day)

16.2

Under construction (million gallons per day)

4.0

Miles of sanitary sewer lines

365

Major highways

Interstate 10

State Highway 146

Loop 330

Railroads
Union Pacific

Minutes to Bush Intercontinental Airport

55

Minutes to Hobby Airport

35

Minutes to Port of Houston

20

Education

Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District

Number of Elementary Schools

14

Number of Junior Schools

5

Number of High Schools

2

(third high school under design)

Lee College

Age Distribution (American Community Survey Profile 2003)

65 and over

12%

45 to 64

23%

25 to 44

30%

18 to 24

9%

Under 18

25%

Median Age (American Community Survey 2003)

35.2 years

Median Household Income (American Community Survey 2003)

$41,101

Average Home Value

$89,315

City Property Tax Rate (per $100 valuation)

$.73703
Principal Taxpayers

ExxonMobil Company

CenterPoint Energy

Verizon Southwest

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Continental Airlines, Inc.

Valero Marketing & Supply

Car Son Bay LP

Memorial NW Pavilion Trust

CamdenProperty Trust

LCY Elastomers LP

Employment by Industry (American Community Survey 2003)

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining

4%

Construction

20%

Manufacturing

14%

Wholesale trade

2%

Retail trade

14%

Transportation and warehousing and utilities

3%

Information

1%

Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing

6%

Professional and business services

9%

Educational, health and social services

12%

Leisure and hospitality

10%

Other services (except public administration)

2%

Public administration

4%

Sales Tax Rate (percent)

State of Texas

6.250

City of Baytown

1.000
BaytownMunicipal Development District .500

Baytown StreetMaintenance Sales Tax

.250

BaytownCrime Control and Prevention District

.125

BaytownFire Control and Emergency MedicalServices District

.125

Total

8.250

Economic Development Incentives

Downtown Redevelopment Program

Enterprise Zone Program

Industrial Development Agreements

Tax Increment Investment Zone

Tax Abatement Policy

 

Related Forms and Documents
Guidelines for Tax Abatement Reinvestment Zone 2006 PDF(51k)
Industrial District Agreement PDF(86k)

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