Bridge City-Orangefield, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 15,013.
Males: 7,489  (49.9%)
Females: 7,524  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  36.1 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years

Zip code: 77630

Estimated median household income in 2013: $62,116 (it was $44,278 in 2000)
Bridge City-Orangefield:

$62,116
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,209 (it was $18,583 in 2000)

Bridge City-Orangefield CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $129,831 (it was $68,200 in 2000)
Bridge City-Orangefield:

$129,831
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $118,818; Detached houses: $133,257; Townhouses or other attached units: $148,024; In 2-unit structures: $92,789; Mobile homes: $50,226; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $54,495
  • Races in Bridge City-Orangefield, TX (2000)

    Bridge City-Orangefield races chart
    • 14,39593.2%White alone
    • 6134.0%Hispanic
    • 2261.5%Asian alone
    • 960.6%American Indian alone
    • 960.6%Two or more races
    • 220.1%Black alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.01%Other race alone

Races in Bridge City-Orangefield detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bridge City-Orangefield: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 82.9 square miles.

Population density: 181 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Bridge City-Orangefield:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bridge City-Orangefield CCD:

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 65.3%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Bridge City-Orangefield CCD:  1.5% ($1,038)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: East Jefferson, TX (9.7 miles , pop. 116,060).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Southeast Montgomery, TX (92.1 miles , pop. 208,076).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (94.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Bridge City, TX (0.8 miles ), West Orange, TX (2.5 miles ), Orange, TX (2.7 miles ), Groves, TX (2.8 miles ), Port Neches, TX (2.8 miles ), East Jefferson, TX (3.1 miles ), Nederland, TX (3.2 miles ), Central Gardens, TX (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 30.04 N, Longitude: 93.85 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 409

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.2%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Chemicals (17%)
  • Petroleum and coal products (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (3%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in Bridge City-Orangefield: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bridge City-Orangefield, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Bridge City-Orangefield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.3 miles away from the Bridge City-Orangefield place center killed one person and injured 81 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/11/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the place center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bridge City-Orangefield-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 268.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 512.3 miles away from Bridge City-Orangefield center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 262.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 271.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 266.6 miles away from Bridge City-Orangefield center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 205.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Orange County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Fires: 2, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Bridge City-Orangefield:

  • PINEHURST NURSING AND REHABILITATION LP (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; ORANGE, TX)
  • GREEN ACRES CONVALESCEN (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; BRIDGE CITY, TX)
  • SABINE NECHES HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; BRIDGE CITY, TX)
  • SOUTH WEST TEXAS HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; BRIDGE CITY, TX)
  • MEMORIAL HERMANN BAPTIST ORANGE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; ORANGE, TX)
  • RENAL CENTER OF ORANGE, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; ORANGE, TX)
  • WESTMONT COMMUNITY HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; ORANGE, TX)

Amtrak station near Bridge City-Orangefield:

  • 17 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bridge City-Orangefield:

  • Lamar University (about 14 miles; Beaumont, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,658)
  • Lamar Institute of Technology (about 14 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • McNeese State University (about 40 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 7,444)
  • SOWELA Technical Community College (about 43 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • Lee College (about 71 miles; Baytown, TX; FT enrollment: 4,278)
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch (about 76 miles; Galveston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,314)
  • San Jacinto Community College (about 81 miles; Pasadena, TX; FT enrollment: 13,517)

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Notable locations in Bridge City-Orangefield: Bridge City Volunteer Fire and Rescue (A), Bridge City Police Department (B), The W H Stark Home (C), Bridge City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Orangefield Station (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bridge City-Orangefield include: Circle Drive Baptist Church (A), Church of Christ (B), Second Baptist Church (C), Orangefield Pentecostal Church (D), Saint Paul United Methodist Church (E), Saint Mark Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Adcock Cemetery (1), Granger Cemetery (2), Floyd Cemetery (3), Winfree Cemetery (4), Williams Cemetery (5), Thomas Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bird Island Bayou (A), Sandy Creek (B), Marie Gully (C), Nig Bayou (D), Grays Bayou (E), Old River Bayou (F), Neches River (G), Cole Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Bridge City-Orangefield include: Lower Neches Wildlife Management Area - Bessie Height (1), Lower Neches Wildlife Management Area - Old River (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Orange County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 89.3. This is about average.

City:

89.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.153. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.153
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 5.17. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.17
U.S.:

6.40

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.43. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.43
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  77.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

8.9%
Whole state:

15.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.4%
Whole state:

6.7%
40 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Texas average:

15.6

Bridge City-Orangefield travel time to work - commute Bridge City-Orangefield mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bridge City-Orangefield CCD (based on Orange County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant34,58597
Catholic10,2287
Mainline Protestant3,32415
Other2,1068
Black Protestant8483
None30,746-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Orange County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Orange County:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Orange County:

5.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Orange County:

30.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

7.1%
State:

15.7%

6.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,051 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, TX  2.02% ($46,252 average AGI)
from Hardin County, TX  0.50% ($34,208)
from Harris County, TX  0.33% ($47,832)


5.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,729 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, TX  1.70% ($33,484 average AGI)
to Hardin County, TX  0.43% ($39,276)
to Harris County, TX  0.42% ($36,488)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bridge City-Orangefield:

  • KLVI (560 AM; 5 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDEI (1250 AM; 5 kW; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KUHD (1150 AM; 1 kW; PORT NECHES, TX; Owner: VISION LATINABROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOGT (1600 AM; 1 kW; ORANGE, TX; Owner: G-CAP COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOLE (1340 AM; 1 kW; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: CITYGATE MEDIA, INC.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZZB (990 AM; 1 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: MARTIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIKR (1450 AM; 1 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KLCL (1470 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRCM (1380 AM; 1 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: VOICE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bridge City-Orangefield:

  • KCOL-FM (92.5 FM; GROVES, TX; Owner: VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRWP (97.5 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKMY (104.5 FM; ORANGE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYKR (95.1 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQXY-FM (94.1 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KIOC (106.1 FM; ORANGE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTXB (89.7 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KOBT (100.7 FM; WINNIE, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KVLU (91.3 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: LAMAR UNIVERSITY)
  • 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.)
  • KYKZ (96.1 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBIU (103.7 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZWA (104.9 FM; MOSS BLUFF, LA; Owner: B & C BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KTCX (102.5 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K277AG (103.3 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAYD-FM (101.7 FM; SILSBEE, TX; Owner: HILCO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bridge City-Orangefield:

  • K09VO (Channel 9; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: BEAUMONT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KITU (Channel 34; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION INC)
  • 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.)
  • KVHP (Channel 29; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • KEBQ-LP (Channel 22; BEAUMONT-ORANGE, TX; Owner: WELLSPRINGS BEAUMONT TELEVISION, INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (51%)
  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (1%)

Bridge City-Orangefield compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Bridge City-Orangefield on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Chemicals (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Electricians (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Retail florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Health and personal care, except drug, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Chemicals (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Rail and water transportation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other production occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Warehousing and storage (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Warehousing and storage (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 (77630) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French Canadian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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