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Population (year 2000): 57,755. Estimated population in July 2005: 56,684 (-1.9% change)
Males: 27,525 (47.7%), Females: 30,230 (52.3%)

Jefferson County

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Median resident age: 34.6 years
Median household income: $26,455 (year 2000)
Median house value: $35,900 (year 2000)

Port Arthur, TX residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Port Arthur:

  • Black (43.7%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (31.8%)
  • Hispanic (17.5%)
  • Other race (8.9%)
  • Vietnamese (4.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: French (5.9%), German (4.2%), Irish (4.0%), United States (3.9%), English (3.2%), French Canadian (2.6%).Arthur, Texas forum

Land area: 82.9 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Port Arthur

  • High school or higher: 69.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 13.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Port Arthur city

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

12.4% Foreign born (8.5% Latin America, 3.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -602 (-1.0%).

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TX Houston, (99.5 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: TX (4.6 miles Groves, Neches, TX (6.8 miles Port TX Nederland, (7.2 miles Gardens, TX (8.9 miles Central City, TX (12.3 miles Bridge City, TX Rose (17.2 miles TX (17.5 miles Vidor, Orange, TX West (18.5 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 65 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 1997: 48 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 1998: 69 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 1999: 72 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 2000: 131 buildings, average cost: $91,100
  • 2001: 184 buildings, average cost: $75,400
  • 2002: 164 buildings, average cost: $74,500
  • 2003: 178 buildings, average cost: $74,500
  • 2004: 275 buildings, average cost: $338,000
  • 2005: 65 buildings, average cost: $139,600

Latitude: 29.88 N, Longitude: 93.94 W

Area code: 409

Port Arthur, Texas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.0%), Manufacturing (13.1%), Retail trade (12.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,759 (+6.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,441 (44.0%)

Crime in Port Arthur by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 7 6 9 6
    per 100,000 3.5 12.1 10.4 15.6 10.4
Rapes 33 15 14 20 21
    per 100,000 57.1 26.0 24.2 34.6 36.4
Robberies 156 123 170 175 111
    per 100,000 270.1 213.0 294.3 303.0 192.2
Assaults 240 206 178 233 155
    per 100,000 415.5 356.7 308.2 403.4 268.4
Burglaries 878 862 866 1,055 768
    per 100,000 1520.2 1492.5 1499.4 1826.7 1329.8
Thefts 1,220 1,246 1,357 1,445 1,287
    per 100,000 2112.4 2157.4 2349.6 2501.9 2228.4
Auto thefts 344 294 292 293 204
    per 100,000 595.6 509.0 505.6 507.3 353.2
429.0 389.2 409.4 469.6 346.7

Average climate in Port Arthur, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Port Arthur-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 87% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1957, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.2 miles away from the Port Arthur city center killed one person and injured 81 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/7/1957, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Janis Joplin - (1943-1970), singer, Ben Weber - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, born: Nov 17, 1969), Jonathan Babineaux - 2005 NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, born: Oct 12, 1981), Jordan Babineaux - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: Aug 31, 1982), Kevin Everett - 2005 NFL player (Buffalo Bills, born: Feb 5, 1982), Marcus Price - 2005 NFL player (Buffalo Bills, born: Mar 3, 1972), Robert Rauschenberg - (born 1925), visual artist, Shockmain Davis - 2005 NFL player (Green Bay Packers, born: Aug 20, 1977), Jimmy Johnson (football coach), Corey Valsin - College basketball player (TCU Horned Frogs).


Hospitals/medical centers in Port Arthur:
  • CHRISTUS ST MARY HOSPITAL (3600 GATES BLVD)
  • PARK PLACE MEDICAL CENTER (3050 39TH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Port Arthur:
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; GROVES, TX)
  • MID-JEFFERSON HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; NEDERLAND, TX)
  • MEMORIAL HERMANN BAPTIST HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; BEAUMONT, TX)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Port Arthur:
  • SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGIONAL (about 7 miles; BEAUMONT/PORT ARTHUR, TX; ID: BPT)
  • LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL (about 53 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; ID: LCH)
  • CHENNAULT INTL (about 60 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; ID: CWF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Port Arthur:
  • ORANGE COUNTY (about 16 miles; ORANGE, TX; ID: ORG)
  • BEAUMONT MUNI (about 22 miles; BEAUMONT, TX; ID: BMT)
  • CHAMBERS COUNTY-WINNIE STOWELL (about 34 miles; WINNIE/STOWELL, TX; ID: T90)

Amtrak station near Port Arthur:
  • 19 miles: BEAUMONT (2555 W. CEDAR ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Transit 31 $77,908 $30,157 7 $13,477
Water Supply 104 $294,325 $33,960 1 $1,714
Housing and Community Development(Local) 16 $46,939 $35,204 0 $0
Sewerage 20 $49,016 $29,409 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 50 $133,591 $32,061 0 $0
Health 24 $58,370 $29,185 2 $2,196
Police - Other 34 $103,166 $36,411 1 $370
Other and Unallocable 31 $91,626 $35,468 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 20 $45,746 $27,447 4 $1,596
Streets and Highways 37 $104,693 $33,954 0 $0
Fire - Other 3 $9,932 $39,728 0 $0
Firefighters 103 $402,930 $46,943 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 107 $403,825 $45,288 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 8 $26,659 $39,988 2 $5,267
Other Government Administration 11 $39,210 $42,774 0 $0
Financial Administration 15 $40,731 $32,584 1 $2,070
Local Libraries 13 $29,338 $27,081 8 $5,026
Totals for Government 627 $1,958,004 $37,473 26 $31,716
Colleges/Universities in Port Arthur:
  • LAMAR STATE COLLEGE-PORT ARTHUR (Full-time enrollment: 380; Location: 1500 PROCTOR ST; Public; Website: www.pa.lamar.edu)
  • ACADEMY OF HAIR DESIGN (FT enrollment: 21; Location: 8140 NINTH AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Port Arthur:
  • LAMAR UNIVERSITY-BEAUMONT (about 15 miles; BEAUMONT, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,888)
  • MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; FT enrollment: 6,460)
  • LEE COLLEGE (about 71 miles; BAYTOWN, TX; FT enrollment: 3,099)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE (about 84 miles; HOUSTON, TX; FT enrollment: 4,735)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 85 miles; PASADENA, TX; FT enrollment: 6,102)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS (about 86 miles; HOUSTON, TX; FT enrollment: 2,819)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 91 miles; HOUSTON, TX; FT enrollment: 3,513)
Public high school in Port Arthur:
  • MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,885; Location: 2200 JEFFERSON DR; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high school in Port Arthur:
  • UNITED CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 111; Location: 2700 25TH ST; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Port Arthur:
  • EDISON MIDDLE (Students: 987; Location: 3501 12TH AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FRANKLIN EL (Students: 892; Location: 1000 10TH ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • HOUSTON EL (Students: 801; Location: 3245 36TH ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WILSON MIDDLE (Students: 795; Location: 1500 LAKESHORE DR; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • TYRRELL EL (Students: 794; Location: 4401 FERNDALE DR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • TRAVIS EL (Students: 741; Location: 1115 LAKEVIEW AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MEMORIAL 9TH GRADE CENTER (Students: 738; Location: 1023 ABE LINCOLN AVE; Grades: 09 - 09)
  • LEE EL (Students: 732; Location: 3939 DELWARE DR; Grades: PK - 05)
  • AUSTIN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 503; Location: 2441 61ST ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • DEQUEEN EL (Students: 438; Location: 740 DEQUEEN BLVD; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Port Arthur:
  • ST CATHERINE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 242; Location: 3840 WOODROW DRIVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SR THEA BOWMAN ACADEMY (Students: 92; Location: 3617 GULFWAY DRIVE; Grades: PK - 5)
Library in Port Arthur:
  • PORT ARTHUR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $882,691; Location: 4615 9TH AVE; 138,346 books; 7,057 audio materials; 2,742 video materials; 368 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Port Arthur: Babe Didrikson Zaharias Memorial Golf Course (A), Pleasure Island Marina (B), Rainbow Marina (C), Rose Hill House (D), Port Arthur Federated Womens Clubhouse (E), Pompeiian Villa (F), United States Post Office and Federal Building (G), Museum of the Gulf Coast (H), Gates Memorial Library (I), KJAC-TV Building (J).

Shopping Centers: Central Shopping Center (1), Central Mall (2).

Churches in Port Arthur include: El Vista Church of Christ (A), Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (B), Central Baptist Church (C), Central Church of the Nazarene (D), Presbyterian Church of the Covenant (E), Progressive Missionary Baptist Church (F), Alpha and Omega Baptist Church (G), Rock Island Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Pace Cemetery (1), McGaffey Cemetery (2), Calvary Cemetery (3).

Lakes and reservoirs: Mud Lake (A), Pole Lake (B), Port Arthur Reservoir (C).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Taylor Bayou (A).

Parks in Port Arthur include: Logan Park (1), Fairlea Park (2), Civic Park (3), Riverfront Park (4), Aurora Park (5), Rose Hill Park (6), Westside Park (7), Pioneer Park (8), Lions Park (9).


Port Arthur compared to Texas state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Port Arthur:
  • KOLE (1340 AM; 1 kW; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: CITYGATE MEDIA, INC.)
  • KDEI (1250 AM; 5 kW; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KLVI (560 AM; 5 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQHN (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEDERLAND, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KUHD (1150 AM; 1 kW; PORT NECHES, TX; Owner: VISION LATINABROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KRCM (1380 AM; 1 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: VOICE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIKR (1450 AM; 1 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZZB (990 AM; 1 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: MARTIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Port Arthur:
  • KRWP (97.5 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KYKR (95.1 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIOC (106.1 FM; ORANGE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQXY-FM (94.1 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKMY (104.5 FM; ORANGE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOBT (100.7 FM; WINNIE, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KCOL-FM (92.5 FM; GROVES, TX; Owner: VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQBU-FM (93.3 FM; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KQQK (107.9 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KTJM (98.5 FM; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KVLU (91.3 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: LAMAR UNIVERSITY)
  • KTXB (89.7 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTCX (102.5 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KYKZ (96.1 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K277AG (103.3 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
TV broadcast stations around Port Arthur:
  • K09VO (Channel 9; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: BEAUMONT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBTV-TV (Channel 4; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF BEAUMONT/PORT ARTHUR, L.L.C.)
  • KFDM-TV (Channel 6; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, INC.)
  • KBMT (Channel 12; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 12 OF BEAUMONT, INC.)
  • KITU (Channel 34; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION INC)
  • KJDF-LP (Channel 46; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: ARACELIS ORTIZ, EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF CARLOS ORTIZ)
  • KUIL-LP (Channel 64; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: BLUE BONNET COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KVHP (Channel 29; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEBQ-LP (Channel 22; BEAUMONT-ORANGE, TX; Owner: WELLSPRINGS BEAUMONT TELEVISION, INC.)

 

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