Port Arthur, Texas

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Population in 2013: 54,135 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.3%
 
Males: 26,506  (49.0%)
Females: 27,629  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  35.3 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 77640, 77655.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,196 (it was $26,455 in 2000)
Port Arthur:

$31,196
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,743 (it was $14,183 in 2000)

Port Arthur city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,919 (it was $35,700 in 2000)
Port Arthur:

$68,919
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $71,170; Detached houses: $70,742; Townhouses or other attached units: $63,948; In 2-unit structures: $49,791; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $45,151; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $248,236; Mobile homes: $42,678; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $128,834

Median gross rent in 2012: $644.

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  • Black alone - 19,617 (36.3%)
  • Hispanic - 17,052 (31.5%)
  • White alone - 13,334 (24.7%)
  • Asian alone - 3,668 (6.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1,139 (2.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 177 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 32 (0.06%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 6 (0.01%)

Races in Port Arthur detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Port Arthur: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (5.7%), German (4.2%), Irish (3.4%), English (2.9%), Italian (1.9%), United States (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 82.9 square miles.

Population density: 653 people per square mile   (low).

Port Arthur,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Port Arthur:

  • High school or higher: 73.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 11.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Port Arthur city:

  • Never married: 33.1%
  • Now married: 42.0%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

10,324 residents are foreign born (3.9% Asia).

This city:  19.1%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 94 registered sex offenders living in Port Arthur, Texas as of May 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Port Arthur to the number of sex offenders is 575 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,372 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $730 (1.3%)

Port Arthur satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Houston, TX (87.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: East Jefferson, TX (1.9 miles ), Groves, TX (2.1 miles ), Port Neches, TX (2.6 miles ), Nederland, TX (2.6 miles ), Central Gardens, TX (2.9 miles ), Sabine Pass, TX (3.1 miles ), Taylor Landing, TX (3.4 miles ), Bridge City, TX (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 69 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2007: 164 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2008: 129 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 2009: 547 buildings, average cost: $76,000
  • 2010: 414 buildings, average cost: $77,300
  • 2011: 161 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2012: 170 buildings, average cost: $97,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 29.88 N, Longitude: 93.94 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,077 (+14.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,896 (49.2%)

Area code: 409

Port Arthur household income distribution Port Arthur home values distribution

Crime rates in Port Arthur by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 27696112997684
per 100,000 3.411.99.915.610.319.13.416.216.412.610.614.67.3
Rapes 33151420212612473531262919
per 100,000 56.125.423.234.636.245.120.684.763.655.646.152.834.7
Robberies 156123170175111118140196126165169156121
per 100,000 265.1208.2281.8302.9191.4204.6240.2353.3229.0296.1299.5283.9221.0
Assaults 240206178233155215240223233230218241200
per 100,000 407.8348.8295.1403.3267.2372.9411.7401.9423.4412.7386.4438.6365.3
Burglaries 8788628661,0557689388147479579801,020950854
per 100,000 1491.81459.41435.51826.21324.11626.81396.51346.41739.01758.61807.71728.81560.0
Thefts 1,2201,2461,3571,4451,2871,6321,0141,2801,2651,4711,5671,7401,428
per 100,000 2072.92109.52249.42501.32219.02830.41739.62307.12298.72639.72777.23166.52608.5
Auto thefts 344294292293204239247258188193165163124
per 100,000 584.5497.7484.0507.2351.7414.5423.7465.0341.6346.3292.4296.6226.5
Arson 44412930374042326156564445
per 100,000 74.869.448.151.963.869.472.157.7110.8100.599.280.182.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 459.9414.4423.3513.5381.0484.2390.1525.3492.0512.0500.5530.8425.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Port Arthur detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 161 (123 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Texas average:

1.95
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

11.2%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -602 (-1.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Work and jobs in Port Arthur: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Port Arthur, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Port Arthur-area historical tornado activity is near Texas state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.9 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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Port Arthur-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 267.0 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 511.9 miles away from Port Arthur 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 261.8 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 262.9 miles away from the city 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 193.9 miles away from Port Arthur center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 265.6 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).
Port Arthur topographic map

Birthplace of: Babe Zaharias - Professional golfer, Janis Joplin - (1943-1970), singer, Jamaal Charles - Football running back, Todd Dodge - Football coach, Pimp C - Musician, Gary Zukav - Writer, Amy Acuff - Athletics competitor, Ben Weber - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Cincinnati Reds, born: Nov 17, 1969), Ben Weber (baseball) - Baseball player, Johnny Preston - Pop singer.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Port Arthur: Lucian Adams.

Hospitals in Port Arthur:

  • GOLDEN SPECIALTY MEDICAL CENTER (provides emergency services, 2555 JIMMY JOHNSON BLVD 3RD FLOOR)
  • GOLDEN TRIANGLE SPECIALITY MEDICAL CENTER (3050 39TH STREET - 3RD FLOOR)
  • GRIFFIN LIVING CENTER (3905 28TH ST)
  • MODEL LIVING CENTER (411 5TH AVE)
  • SHERIDAN LIVING CENTER (2810 SHERIDAN)
  • THE MEDICAL CENTER OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS (Proprietary, 2555 JIMMY JOHNSON BLVD)

Dialysis Facilities in Port Arthur:

  • RENAL CENTER OF NEDERLAND, LLC (8797 9TH AVENUE)
  • RENAL CENTER OF PORT ARTHUR, LLC (3730 DRYDEN RD)

Home Health Centers in Port Arthur:

  • PORT ARTHUR HOME HEALTH SERVICE (3648 39TH STREET)
  • PRUCARE HOME HEALTH AGENCY PLLC (7980 ANCHOR DRIVE BLDG 400)
  • SOUTHERN HOME HEALTH (3501 TURTLE CREEK DRIVE SUITE 201)

Nursing Homes in Port Arthur:

  • CHRISTUS ST MARY HOSPITAL SKILLED NURSING UNIT (3600 GATES BLVD)
  • CYPRESS GLEN (7200 NINTH AVE)
  • CYPRESS GLEN EAST NURSING AND REHABILITATION (4225 LAKE ARTHUR DR)
  • GASPARDS NURSING CARE CENTER I (2689 65TH ST)
  • GOLDEN TRIANGLE CONVALESCENT CTR (3900 HWY 365)
  • GULF HEALTH CARE CENTER PORT ARTHUR (6600 NINTH AVE)
  • PARK CENTRAL NURSING HOME (4225 LAKE ARTHUR DRIVE)
  • PARK PLACE MEDICAL CTR, S N U (3050 39TH STREET)
  • SENIOR REHABILITATION AND SKILLED NURSING CENTER (8825 LAMPLIGHTER LN)

Airports and heliports located in Port Arthur:

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Amtrak station near Port Arthur:

  • 18 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.

College/University in Port Arthur:

  • Lamar State College-Port Arthur (Full-time enrollment: 1,762; Location: 1500 Proctor St; Public; Website: www.lamarpa.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Port Arthur:

  • 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 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 64 miles; Baytown, TX; FT enrollment: 4,278)
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch (about 65 miles; Galveston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,314)
  • College of the Mainland (about 73 miles; Texas City, TX; FT enrollment: 2,739)

Public high schools in Port Arthur:

Private high schools in Port Arthur:

  • RIDGEWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 74; Location: 6920 MEMORIAL BLVD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • UNITED CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 46; Location: 2700 25TH ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Port Arthur:

Private elementary/middle schools in Port Arthur:

  • ST CATHERINE OF SIENA SCHOOL (Students: 176; Location: 3840 WOODROW DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • TRIANGLE ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 9; Location: 5856 9TH AVE; Grades: PK - 7)
See full list of schools located in Port Arthur, map of school districts: PORT ARTHUR INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, PORT NECHES-GROVES INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Port Arthur:

  • PORT ARTHUR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,131,570; Location: 4615 9TH AVE; 147,696 books; 1,380 e-books; 7,953 audio materials; 4,611 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 6 other licensed databases; 192 print serial subscriptions; 157 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • steve jackson was born in port arthur
  • LAMAR STATE COLLEGE-PORT ARTHUR (total enrollment: 3010
  • Dowling Elemetary (Students: 250,Location: 6301 Pat Ave. Grades: Pk-5

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Notable locations in Port Arthur: Babe Didrikson Zaharias Memorial Golf Course (A), Pleasure Island Marina (B), Rainbow Marina (C), Gates Memorial Library (D), Port Arthur Fire Department Central Station (E), Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (F), Port Arthur Police Department - Investigations (G), Museum of the Gulf Coast (H), Port Arthur Fire Department Station Number 2 (I), Port Arthur Fire Department Station Number 1 (J), Port Arthur Fire Department Station Number 4 (K), Port Arthur Fire Department Station Number 6 (L), Port Arthur Fire Department Station Number 8 (M), Port Arthur Fire Department Station Number 5 (N), Port Arthur Fire Department Station Number 3 (O), KJAC-TV Building (P), Port Arthur Federated Womens Clubhouse (Q), Pompeiian Villa (R), Rose Hill House (S). 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 Port Arthur include: Saint Paul Church (A), United Methodist Temple (B), Carter Chapel Church (C), Presbyterian Church of the Covenant (D), Spanish United Pentecostal Church (E), Holiness Pentecostal Sanctified Church (F), Grace Tabenacle United Pentecostal Church (G), First Pentecostal Church (H), The Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Pace Cemetery (2), McGaffey Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Parks in Port Arthur include: Sabine Pass Battleground State Historical Park (1), Roosevelt Park (2), Westside Park (3), Cecil Reynolds Park (4), Bryan Park (5), Blue Bonnet Park (6), Adams Park (7), Riverfront Park (8), Logan Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Action Travel Etc! (3400 East 7th Street) (1), Cajun Cabins (1900 Martin Luther King J) (2), Comfort Inn (8040 Memorial Boulevard) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Government - Municipal Court (645 4th Street) (1), Jefferson County - Constable Precinct 2 Leonard Roccaforte- Commissioners C (525 Lakeshore Drive) (2), Jefferson County - Commissioners Court- Commissioner Precinct 3 Waymon D Hall (525 Lakeshore Drive) (3), Jefferson County - Constable Precinct 8 Eddie Collins- Commissioners C (525 Lakeshore Drive) (4). Display/hide their approximate 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 6.6 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 1.1 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 1.6 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 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.9%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.1% for Black residents, 29.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.4% for other race residents, 43.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.4%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
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

People in group quarters in Port Arthur in 2010:

  • 501 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 87 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 59 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 4 people in maritime/merchant vessels

People in group quarters in Port Arthur in 2000:

  • 471 people in nursing homes
  • 146 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 31 people in other group homes
  • 26 people in religious group quarters
  • 25 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 20 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Port Arthur, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Port Arthur compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Port Arthur (2011 data):

  • Compass Bank: Mid Jefferson Motor Bank Branch, Mid Jeff Branch, Port Authur Highway 69 Branch, Jefferson City Motorbank Branch, Port Arthur Walmart Branch. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Port Arthur Driveup Branch at 4821 N Twin City Hwy, branch established on 2009/03/24; Sabine Branch at 4997 N Twin City Hwy, branch established on 1957/04/27. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • CommunityBank of Texas, N.A.: Turtle Creek Branch at 2901 Turtle Creek Drive, branch established on 2007/10/15; Port Arthur Branch at 4749 Twin City Highway, branch established on 2007/08/01. Info updated 2009/11/17: Bank assets: $1,515.3 mil, Deposits: $1,309.1 mil, headquarters in Beaumont, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Cbfh, Inc.
  • Capital One, National Association: Port Arthur Branch at 441 Austin Ave Suite A, branch established on 1972/12/30; Mid-County Branch at 2950 Highway 365, branch established on 2007/12/03. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Central Office at 3400 Highway 365, branch established on 1980/02/11. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Woodforest National Bank: Port Arthur Wal-Mart Branch at 4999 Twin City Highway, branch established on 2007/04/14. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Orange Savings Bank, ssb: Port Arthur Banch (Temporary Locatio at 3260 Central Mall Drive, branch established on 2011/10/31. Info updated 2008/10/21: Bank assets: $401.1 mil, Deposits: $348.2 mil, headquarters in Orange, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Osb Financial Services, Inc.
  • Texas First Bank: Mid County Branch at 10607 Hwy 69, branch established on 2010/06/01. Info updated 2011/05/16: Bank assets: $692.5 mil, Deposits: $616.8 mil, headquarters in Texas City, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Texas Independent Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Port Arthur, Texas:

  • Holiday Inn Park CTRL, 2929 Jimmy Johnson Blvd, Port Arthur, TX 77642 , Phone: (409) 724-5000
  • Ramada Inn, 3801 Hwy 73, Port Arthur, TX 77642 , Phone: (409) 962-9858, Fax: (409) 962-3685
  • Super 8, 7700 Memorial Blvd, Port Arthur, TX 77642 , Phone: (409) 722-1012, Fax: (409) 722-0105
  • Studio 6 #5001, 3000 Jimmy Johnson Blvd, Port Arthur, TX 77642 , Phone: (409) 729-6611, Fax: (409) 729-8439
  • Hampton Inn & Suites, 7660 Memorial Blvd, Port Arthur, TX 77642 , Phone: (409) 722-6999, Fax: (409) 722-6998
  • Microtel Innn & Suites, 2015 H O Mills Blvd, Port Arthur, TX 77640 , Phone: (409) 983-8000, Fax: (409) 736-2125
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Port Arthur, 7540 Memorial Blvd, Port Arthur, TX 77640 , Phone: (409) 722-8383, Fax: (409) 722-8385
  • Mainstay Suites Hotel, 7648 Memorial Blvd, Port Arthur, TX 77642 , Phone: (409) 729-8887, Fax: (409) 729-5550
  • 2 other hotels and motels
All 10 fire-safe hotels and motels in Port Arthur, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Port Arthur travel time to work - commute Port Arthur mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Port Arthur city (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%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 15$68,384$54,7070$0
Other Government Administration 17$85,883$60,6239$14,679
Judicial and Legal 14$59,623$51,1050$0
Police Protection - Officers 116$700,490$72,4640$0
Police - Other 39$172,561$53,0962$4,242
Firefighters 101$615,851$73,1700$0
Fire - Other 3$15,111$60,4440$0
Streets and Highways 22$96,156$52,4490$0
Health 38$140,737$44,4434$5,234
Solid Waste Management 46$161,724$42,1890$0
Sewerage 23$69,688$36,3590$0
Parks and Recreation 24$94,708$47,3542$3,600
Housing and Community Development(Local) 39$146,651$45,1231$1,138
Water Supply 102$439,382$51,6921$4,452
Transit 24$81,940$40,9705$13,078
Local Libraries 13$46,806$43,2068$6,901
Other and Unallocable 15$61,760$49,4081$1,665
Totals for Government 651$3,057,455$56,35933$54,989

Port Arthur government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $4,646,000 ($85.82)
    General - Other: $2,180,000 ($40.27)
    Sewerage: $1,991,000 ($36.78)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $11,912,000 ($220.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $8,309,000 ($153.49)
    Water Utilities: $6,741,000 ($124.52)
    Regular Highways: $6,309,000 ($116.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,395,000 ($99.66)
    Central Staff Services: $3,076,000 ($56.82)
    Sewerage: $2,889,000 ($53.37)
    General - Other: $2,649,000 ($48.93)
    Health - Other: $1,925,000 ($35.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,860,000 ($34.36)
    Transit Utilities: $1,517,000 ($28.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,350,000 ($24.94)
    Financial Administration: $1,310,000 ($24.20)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,235,000 ($22.81)
    Libraries: $959,000 ($17.71)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $502,000 ($9.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,052,000 ($111.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $10,000 ($0.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,384,000 ($505.85)

Port Arthur government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $4,994,000 ($92.25)
    Sewerage: $3,998,000 ($73.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $444,000 ($8.20)
    All Other: $369,000 ($6.82)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $2,132,000 ($39.38)
    All Other: $815,000 ($15.05)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $15,313,000 ($282.87)
    Interest Earnings: $3,337,000 ($61.64)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,109,000 ($20.49)
    Fines and Forfeits: $793,000 ($14.65)
    Sale of Property: $17,000 ($0.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,329,000 ($172.33)
    Transit Utilities: $119,000 ($2.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $1,081,000 ($19.97)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,028,000 ($18.99)
    General Local Government Support: $565,000 ($10.44)
    All Other: $166,000 ($3.07)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($0.04)
  • Tax - Property: $11,103,000 ($205.10)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,478,000 ($156.61)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,859,000 ($52.81)
    Other Selective Sales: $434,000 ($8.02)
    Other License: $276,000 ($5.10)

Port Arthur government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $84,485,000 ($1560.64)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,465,000 ($1486.38)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $40,765,000 ($753.02)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $30,765,000 ($568.30)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,000,000 ($184.72)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,075,000 ($75.27)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,000 ($1.02)

Port Arthur government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,369,000 ($25.29)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,882,000 ($404.21)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,539,000 ($582.60)

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 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)
  • 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.)
  • KUHD (1150 AM; 1 kW; PORT NECHES, TX; Owner: VISION LATINABROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZZB (990 AM; 1 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: MARTIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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 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.)
  • KOBT (100.7 FM; WINNIE, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KBIU (103.7 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K277AG (103.3 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZWA (104.9 FM; MOSS BLUFF, LA; Owner: B & C BROADCASTING, LTD.)

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.)
  • KBMT (Channel 12; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 12 OF BEAUMONT, INC.)
  • KFDM-TV (Channel 6; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, 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)
  • KVHP (Channel 29; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KEBQ-LP (Channel 22; BEAUMONT-ORANGE, TX; Owner: WELLSPRINGS BEAUMONT TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Port Arthur fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED64$102,71772$129,197139$91,15258$38,5022$2,932,99015$50,1471$54,840
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$109,6237$55,11322$105,9645$40,4220$03$48,3332$76,860
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$108,36333$91,813115$90,67995$22,9870$08$42,7642$38,885
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN8$87,3547$88,78440$99,12413$54,2680$02$27,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$84,3085$79,51614$134,4991$14,8900$02$40,8451$64,890

Detailed mortgage data for all 23 tracts in Port Arthur, TX

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full and 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$106,4083$167,6370$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$128,2095$207,1380$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$96,4131$405,3901$34,240
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$134,0200$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$58,0601$175,3800$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 547
  • Hazardous Condition: 270
  • Service Call: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Port Arthur

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Port Arthur, TX
Most common first names in Port Arthur, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary50277.6 years
John44773.7 years
James43770.6 years
William34074.0 years
Joseph32972.8 years
Robert26770.5 years
Willie23373.8 years
George20175.4 years
Charles19971.7 years
Henry16074.9 years
Most common last names in Port Arthur, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson26772.6 years
Jones26771.6 years
Williams25574.3 years
Smith24375.6 years
Broussard17475.7 years
Brown15473.5 years
Davis14773.2 years
Landry13575.6 years
Thomas13068.3 years
Hebert12774.9 years
Businesses in Port Arthur, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Academy Sports + Outdoors1McDonald's3
Advance Auto Parts1Microtel1
Applebee's1Motel 61
AutoZone1Nike3
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot1
Burger King1Pac Sun1
CVS1Payless2
Carl\s Jr.1Pizza Hut1
Chick-Fil-A1Popeyes1
Church's Chicken2Quiznos1
Cinnabon 1RadioShack3
Cricket Wireless3Rue211
Curves1SONIC Drive-In4
Dairy Queen1Sears2
Discount Tire1Spencer Gifts1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
Econo Lodge1Starbucks1
FedEx5Studio 61
Finish Line1Subway5
GNC1Super 81
GameStop2T-Mobile3
H&R Block2Target1
Holiday Inn2U-Haul1
Honda1UPS4
IHOP1Vans2
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless2
Journeys1Waffle House2
KFC2Walgreens2
La Quinta1Walmart2
Lane Furniture1World Gym1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1
Lowe's1

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  • #1 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 (77640) 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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