East Jefferson, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 111,383.
Males: 56,616  (50.8%)
Females: 54,767  (49.2%)
Median resident age:  35.7 years
Texas median age:  32.3 years

Zip code: 77642

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,380 (it was $35,204 in 2000)
East Jefferson:

$41,380
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,555 (it was $16,919 in 2000)

East Jefferson CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $89,168 (it was $53,100 in 2000)
East Jefferson:

$89,168
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $92,949; Detached houses: $94,901; Townhouses or other attached units: $68,680; In 2-unit structures: $66,939; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $69,418; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $182,433; Mobile homes: $31,455; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $90,797
East Jefferson races chart
  • White alone - 66,593 (57.4%)
  • Black alone - 29,223 (25.2%)
  • Hispanic - 14,516 (12.5%)
  • Asian alone - 4,317 (3.7%)
  • Two or more races - 1,003 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 333 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 51 (0.04%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 24 (0.02%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in East Jefferson: 131.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 100.3 square miles.

Population density: 1,110 people per square mile   (low).

East Jefferson, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in East Jefferson:

  • High school or higher: 76.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in East Jefferson CCD:

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 58.2%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

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

East Jefferson CCD:  1.5% ($808)
Texas:  1.8% ($1,393)
East Jefferson satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Houston, TX (86.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Groves, TX (1.6 miles ), Port Neches, TX (1.8 miles ), Nederland, TX (1.9 miles ), Port Arthur, TX (1.9 miles ), Central Gardens, TX (2.3 miles ), Bridge City, TX (3.1 miles ), Bridge City-Orangefield, TX (3.1 miles ), Labelle, TX (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 29.94 N, Longitude: 93.96 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 409

East Jefferson household income distribution East Jefferson home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.1%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Petroleum and coal products (9%)
  • Chemicals (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Work and jobs in East Jefferson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in East Jefferson, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

East Jefferson-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.1 miles away from the East Jefferson place 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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.8 miles away from the place center killed 2 people and injured 59 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

East Jefferson-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 269.7 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 514.5 miles away from East Jefferson center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 263.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 264.3 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 268.2 miles away from East Jefferson 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 197.2 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 Jefferson County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Tropical Storms: 3, Fire: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near East Jefferson:

  • CYPRESS GLEN EAST NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; PORT ARTHUR, TX)
  • PARK CENTRAL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; PORT ARTHUR, TX)
  • PORT ARTHUR HOME HEALTH SERVICE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; PORT ARTHUR, TX)
  • THE MEDICAL CENTER OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; PORT ARTHUR, TX)
  • PARK PLACE MEDICAL CTR, S N U (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; PORT ARTHUR, TX)
  • SHERIDAN LIVING CENTER (Hospital, about 2 miles away; PORT ARTHUR, TX)
  • SOUTHERN HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; PORT ARTHUR, TX)

Amtrak station near East Jefferson:

  • 14 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 East Jefferson:

  • Lamar University (about 11 miles; Beaumont, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,658)
  • Lamar Institute of Technology (about 11 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • McNeese State University (about 48 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 7,444)
  • SOWELA Technical Community College (about 52 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • Lee College (about 63 miles; Baytown, TX; FT enrollment: 4,278)
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch (about 66 miles; Galveston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,314)
  • San Jacinto Community College (about 73 miles; Pasadena, TX; FT enrollment: 13,517)

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Notable locations in East Jefferson: Babe Didrikson Zaharias Memorial Golf Course (A), Port Groves Golf Course (B), Pleasure Island Marina (C), Rainbow Marina (D), Groves Fire Department (E), Nederland Fire and Rescue (F), Gates Memorial Library (G), Port Neches Fire Department (H), Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department (I), Port Arthur Fire Department Central Station (J), Nederland Police Department (K), Groves Police Department (L), Port Neches Police Department (M), Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (N), Port Arthur Police Department - Investigations (O), The Dutch Windmill Museum (P), Museum of the Gulf Coast (Q), Port Arthur Fire Department Station Number 2 (R), Port Arthur Fire Department Station Number 1 (S), Port Arthur Fire Department Station Number 4 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Central Shopping Center (1), Central Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in East Jefferson include: Saint Paul Church (A), United Methodist Temple (B), Carter Chapel Church (C), Presbyterian Church of the Covenant (D), Spanish United Pentecostal Church (E), Landmark United Pentecostal Church (F), Holiness Pentecostal Sanctified Church (G), Grace Tabenacle United Pentecostal Church (H), First Pentecostal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Johnson Cemetery (2), Forest Lawn Memorial Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Twin Lakes (A), Port Arthur Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Block Bayou (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in East Jefferson include: Spindletop Park (1), Roosevelt Park (2), Westside Park (3), Meadowgreen Park (4), Central Park (5), Cecil Reynolds Park (6), Bryan Park (7), Blue Bonnet Park (8), Memorial Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Jefferson 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 2012 was 100. This is worse than average.

City:

100
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.115. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.115
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 4.13. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.13
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 24.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  52.4%
Whole state:  71.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.7%
Whole state:  4.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

16.5%
Whole state:

15.4%

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

8.4%
Whole state:

6.7%

People in group quarters in East Jefferson in 2000:

  • 5,456 people in state prisons
  • 847 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 679 people in nursing homes
  • 146 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 31 people in other group homes
  • 29 people in religious group quarters
  • 25 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 20 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in crews of maritime vessels

East Jefferson compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above 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 significantly 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for East Jefferson CCD (based on Jefferson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.02%
Here: 65.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristSalvation Army
Adherents39.0%34.7%9.0%2.6%2.2%
Congregations11.7%27.0%11.3%12.2%0.9%
NameAssemblies of GodLutheran ChurchEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1.9%1.5%1.5%1.3%6.2%
Congregations8.1%2.7%2.3%2.3%21.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 47
Jefferson County:

1.94 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 38
Jefferson County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 137
Jefferson County:

5.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 133
Here:

5.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.3%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

30.3%
Texas:

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

15.1%
State:

15.7%

5.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,513 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($406 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.05%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harris County, TX  0.91% ($34,791 average AGI)
from Orange County, TX  0.58% ($33,484)
from Hardin County, TX  0.49% ($37,772)


6.03% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($466 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harris County, TX  1.11% ($39,673 average AGI)
to Orange County, TX  0.69% ($46,252)
to Hardin County, TX  0.61% ($48,853)

Strongest AM radio stations in East Jefferson:

  • KDEI (1250 AM; 5 kW; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KOLE (1340 AM; 1 kW; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: CITYGATE MEDIA, 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in East Jefferson:

  • 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)
  • KCOL-FM (92.5 FM; GROVES, TX; Owner: VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOBT (100.7 FM; WINNIE, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • 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)
  • KBIU (103.7 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KSHN (99.9 FM; LIBERTY, TX; Owner: TRINITY RIVER VALLEY BROADCASTING CO)
  • KZWA (104.9 FM; MOSS BLUFF, LA; Owner: B & C BROADCASTING, LTD.)

TV broadcast stations around East Jefferson:

  • 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)
  • KUIL-LP (Channel 64; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: BLUE BONNET COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KJDF-LP (Channel 46; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: ARACELIS ORTIZ, EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF CARLOS ORTIZ)
  • KEBQ-LP (Channel 22; BEAUMONT-ORANGE, TX; Owner: WELLSPRINGS BEAUMONT TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KVHP (Channel 29; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

East Jefferson on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 (77642) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other West Indian first ancestries"
  • #97 (77642) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Acadian/Cajun first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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