The city of Baytown was incorporated in January 24, 1948 and encompasses the following counties: Harris, Chambers. Baytown's government type is Council-Manager. It is comprised of the City Manager, who is currently Bob Leiper.
Baytown encompasses land area: 32.7 sq mi (84.6 km2), water area: .5 sq mi (1.3 km2). The elevation is 34 ft (10.3 m) above sea level. This equates to a population density of 2,025.7/sq mi (785.2/km2). The local time zone is CST (UTC-6).
Zip codes in Baytown include 77520-77523. Local area codes are 281. The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code for the city is 48-06128, which is used in computer filings when non-government agencies and contractors fulfill government contracts. Additional information and the official website of the city is found at baytown.org.