Sour Lake, Texas

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Population in 2022: 1,821 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.2%
 
Males: 878  (48.2%)
Females: 943  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

30.6 years
Texas median age:

35.6 years

Zip codes: 77659.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $64,841 (it was $30,300 in 2000)
Sour Lake:

$64,841
TX:

$72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $28,335 (it was $15,497 in 2000)

Sour Lake city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $147,999 (it was $46,400 in 2000)
Sour Lake:

$147,999
TX:

$275,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $192,611; detached houses: $206,682; mobile homes: $135,108

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,187.

March 2022 cost of living index in Sour Lake: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 15.7%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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  • Races in Sour Lake, TX (2022)
    • 1,81284.7%White alone
    • 1537.2%Hispanic
    • 703.3%Asian alone
    • 371.7%Two or more races
    • 170.8%Other race alone
    • 90.4%Black alone

Races in Sour Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Sour Lake, Texas as of May 21, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sour Lake is 162 to 1.


Crime rates in Sour Lake by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(106.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(114.7)
3
(165.5)
4
(216.1)
3
(161.3)
4
(224.5)
4
(224.0)
1
(56.3)
1
(56.7)
4
(218.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(212.0)
10
(516.3)
1
(51.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(745.4)
6
(330.9)
10
(540.2)
8
(430.1)
7
(392.8)
8
(447.9)
1
(56.3)
8
(453.3)
5
(272.5)
2
(107.5)
6
(318.0)
6
(309.8)
4
(203.9)
2
(110.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
32
(1,835)
45
(2,482)
28
(1,513)
15
(806.5)
39
(2,189)
24
(1,344)
13
(732.4)
20
(1,133)
19
(1,035)
17
(914.0)
13
(688.9)
10
(516.3)
13
(662.6)
20
(1,107)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(172.0)
4
(220.6)
2
(108.0)
2
(107.5)
2
(112.2)
2
(112.0)
2
(112.7)
7
(396.6)
3
(163.5)
4
(215.1)
5
(265.0)
4
(206.5)
2
(101.9)
2
(110.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(53.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(101.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index162.3173.2150.2103.2185.7138.953.5120.1117.261.3198.2162.199.960.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Sour Lake, TX

Crime rate in Sour Lake detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 10 (8 officers - 6 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.08
Texas average:

2.07
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Ancestries: German (25.2%), Irish (9.0%), American (8.1%), English (6.8%), Scottish (4.8%), French (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 44 feet

Land area: 1.73 square miles.

Population density: 1,053 people per square mile   (low).

Sour Lake, Texas map

82 residents are foreign born (2.2% Latin America, 1.1% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:

3.8%
Texas:

17.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $3,530 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $982 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Beaumont, TX (17.3 miles , pop. 113,866).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Southeast Montgomery, TX (58.1 miles , pop. 208,076).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (63.9 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Pinewood Estates, TX (2.3 miles ),
Nome, TX (2.6 miles ),
China, TX (2.7 miles ),
Bevil Oaks, TX (2.9 miles ),
Rose Hill Acres, TX (3.7 miles ),
Devers, TX (3.7 miles ),
Hull, TX (3.7 miles ),
Daisetta, TX (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 30.14 N, Longitude: 94.41 W

Area code: 409

Distribution of median household income in Sour Lake, TX in 2022
Distribution of house value in Sour Lake, TX in 2022
Sour Lake satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 25 buildings, average cost: $259,000
  • 2021: 10 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2020: 11 buildings, average cost: $196,400
  • 2019: 11 buildings, average cost: $168,200
  • 2018: 22 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2017: 23 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2016: 14 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $221,500
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $192,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Sour Lake, TX residents
Average permit cost in Sour Lake, TX
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.3%
Texas:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +102 (+6.5%).
Most common industries in Sour Lake, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (14.6%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.7%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Educational services (5.0%)
  • Chemicals (4.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.2%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Social assistance (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.1%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Sour Lake, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.0%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (4.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.5%)
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Registered nurses (5.1%)

Average climate in Sour Lake, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Sour Lake, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 74.3. This is about average.

City:

74.3
U.S.:

72.6
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 4.15. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.15
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2022 was 0.665. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.665
U.S.:

1.515
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 25.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 8.14. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.14
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Sour Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/21/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.7 miles away from the Sour Lake city center injured 16 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 1/1/1999, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.0 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sour Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 123.8 miles away from Sour Lake center
On 9/2/2013 at 23:51:15, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 122.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 237.9 miles away from Sour Lake center
On 9/2/2013 at 21:52:38, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 126.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/25/2013 at 07:01:19, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 118.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/10/2012 at 15:15:38, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MW, Depth: 4.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 126.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hardin County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Fires: 3, Winds: 2, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sour Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Sour Lake:

  • SENIOR PREFERRED HOMECARE LLC (111 S MERCHANT STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Sour Lake:

  • LOOP ROAD LIVING CENTER (Hospital, about 13 miles away; BEAUMONT, TX)
  • CHERYL LIVING CENTER (Hospital, about 13 miles away; BEAUMONT, TX)
  • BEAUMONT QUALITY HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; BEAUMONT, TX)
  • HARBOR HOSPICE OF BEAUMONT (Hospital, about 14 miles away; BEAUMONT, TX)
  • SAN DIEGO GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 14 miles away; BEAUMONT, TX)
  • LANDIS GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 14 miles away; BEAUMONT, TX)
  • GREEN ACRES CONV CTR PARKDALE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; BEAUMONT, TX)

Heliports located in Sour Lake:

Amtrak station near Sour Lake:

  • 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sour Lake:

  • Lamar Institute of Technology (about 21 miles; Beaumont, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • Lamar University (about 21 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 13,658)
  • Lee College (about 45 miles; Baytown, TX; FT enrollment: 4,278)
  • San Jacinto Community College (about 54 miles; Pasadena, TX; FT enrollment: 13,517)
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake (about 57 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 5,833)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc. (about 61 miles; Houston, TX; FT enrollment: 3,236)
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch (about 62 miles; Galveston, TX; FT enrollment: 2,314)

Public high school in Sour Lake:

Public elementary/middle school in Sour Lake:

  • SOUR LAKE EL (Students: 641, Location: 1055 HWY 326 S, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Sour Lake

Library in Sour Lake:

  • ALMA M CARPENTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $72,335; Location: 300 S ANN ST; 14,774 books; 883 audio materials; 1,317 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 15 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sour Lake: Sour Lake Volunteer Fire Department / Hardin County Emergency Services District 5 (A), Sour Lake Police Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Rosedale Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hardin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.7%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.0%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Banks with branches in Sour Lake (2011 data):

  • Compass Bank: Sour Lake Branch at 620 Highway 105 West, branch established on 1992/07/20. 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.
  • Citizens Bank: Sour Lake Branch at 125 Highway 326 S, branch established on 1992/10/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $338.0 mil, Deposits: $305.1 mil, headquarters in Kilgore, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: East Texas Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Sour Lake:

Marital status in Sour Lake, TX
  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 19.4%

For population 25 years and over in Sour Lake:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Sour Lake
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sour Lake, TX (based on Hardin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,99378
Catholic3,2144
Mainline Protestant3,2118
Other8524
Black Protestant6125
None24,753-
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: 11
This county:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Hardin County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
This county:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.9%
State:

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

13.8%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.3%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.3%
State:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Sour Lake:

28.9
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sour Lake:

21.3%
Texas:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sour Lake:

11.7%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.6%
Texas:

33.1%

General health condition:
This city:

57.5%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.6%
Texas:

80.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sour Lake, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 7$32,338$55,4371$3,294
Streets and Highways 3$10,928$43,7121$2,308
Financial Administration 2$7,813$46,8780$0
Police - Other 1$5,357$64,2840$0
Local Libraries 1$1,949$23,3882$1,667
Other Government Administration 1$5,968$71,6160$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,537
Totals for Government 15$64,353$51,4825$8,806

Sour Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $401,000 ($220.21)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($7.14)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($3.29)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $499,000 ($274.03)
    Police Protection: $498,000 ($273.48)
    Sewerage: $296,000 ($162.55)
    General - Other: $242,000 ($132.89)
    Central Staff Services: $237,000 ($130.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $185,000 ($101.59)
    Libraries: $93,000 ($51.07)
    Financial Administration: $22,000 ($12.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($8.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,000 ($6.04)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $101,000 ($55.46)
    Police Protection: $27,000 ($14.83)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($14.83)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $621,000 ($341.02)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($7.69)

Sour Lake government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $220,000 ($120.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $197,000 ($108.18)
    Other: $11,000 ($6.04)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $169,000 ($92.81)
    Fines and Forfeits: $73,000 ($40.09)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($6.04)
    Donations From Private Sources: $11,000 ($6.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $371,000 ($203.73)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $826,000 ($453.60)
    Property: $378,000 ($207.58)
    Other: $82,000 ($45.03)

Sour Lake government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $345,000 ($189.46)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $260,000 ($142.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,000 ($46.68)

Sour Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,666,000 ($2013.18)

Businesses in Sour Lake, TX

  • Chevrolet: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Sour Lake:

  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLVI (560 AM; 5 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQHN (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEDERLAND, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • KZZB (990 AM; 1 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: MARTIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDEI (1250 AM; 5 kW; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KLAT (1010 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KJOJ (880 AM; 10 kW; CONROE, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRCM (1380 AM; 1 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: VOICE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHT (1070 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIKR (1450 AM; 1 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sour Lake:

  • 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.)
  • KSHN (99.9 FM; LIBERTY, TX; Owner: TRINITY RIVER VALLEY BROADCASTING CO)
  • KOBT (100.7 FM; WINNIE, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KRWP (97.5 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KIOC (106.1 FM; ORANGE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCX (102.5 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KYKR (95.1 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQXY-FM (94.1 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KVST (103.7 FM; WILLIS, TX; Owner: NEW WAVO COMMUNICATION GROUP, INC.)
  • KTHT (97.1 FM; CLEVELAND, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KAYD-FM (101.7 FM; SILSBEE, TX; Owner: HILCO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KHPT (106.9 FM; CONROE, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KKMY (104.5 FM; ORANGE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVLU (91.3 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: LAMAR UNIVERSITY)
  • K277AG (103.3 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Sour Lake:

  • K09VO (Channel 9; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: BEAUMONT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBMT (Channel 12; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 12 OF BEAUMONT, 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.)
  • KITU (Channel 34; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION INC)
  • KEBQ-LP (Channel 22; BEAUMONT-ORANGE, TX; Owner: WELLSPRINGS BEAUMONT TELEVISION, 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.)
  • KUIL-LP (Channel 64; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: BLUE BONNET COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Sour Lake fatal accident list:

Aug 7, 2020 11:14 AM, Sr-105, Lat: 30.139517, Lon: -94.387792, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 2
Aug 1, 2019 11:40 AM, Sr-105, Lat: 30.139619, Lon: -94.394469, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 19, 2011 08:50 PM, Old Beaumont Rd, Lat: 30.131736, Lon: -94.400461, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 21, 2006 04:30 PM, Moye, Lat: 30.142380, Lon: -94.410240, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 230ft / 70.0mTotal length
  • $29,000Total costs
  • 37,895Total average daily traffic
  • 2,759Total average daily truck traffic
  • 57,200Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sour Lake, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 31980-1989
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sour Lake, TX

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sour Lake)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

139 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Sour Lake, TX)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sour Lake)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1596M, N1596M, N-1596M, Serial Number: 18264386, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 11/24/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 09/14/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Geoffrey W Kret, 463 W Pineshadows Dr, Sour Lake, TX 77659
  • Aircraft: BEECH 77 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3809Y, N3809Y, N-3809Y, Serial Number: WA-212, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 12/05/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 03/31/2014
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Kent R Shaffer, 600 Morris Rd W, Sour Lake, TX 77659, Other Owners: Rhonda J Shaffer
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 63543, N63543, N-63543, Serial Number: 15077382, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 10/07/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 12/15/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey L Turner, 1302 Countrywood Cir, Sour Lake, TX 77659
  • Aircraft: FARTHING HAROLD NOSTALGAIR N3 PUP-M (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 85HF, N85HF, N-85HF, Serial Number: HB2, Year manufactured: 1986, Airworthiness Date: 06/16/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 16198 G W Jones Sr Rd, Sour Lake, TX 77659

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$96,390
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0302.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sour Lake, TX
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sour Lake, TX - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 21. The highest number of reported fires - 47 took place in 2011, and the least - 1 in 2017. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Sour Lake, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (55.6%), and Structure Fires (28.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sour Lake, TX
    • 20055.6%Outside Fires
    • 10128.1%Structure Fires
    • 4512.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 143.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sour Lake, TX
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sour Lake, TX
  • 73.2%Electricity
  • 26.8%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sour Lake, TX
  • 90.5%Electricity
  • 9.5%Utility gas


Sour Lake compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 8 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2024.