Introduction to Nederland, Texas

Nederland, Texas, in Jefferson county, is 6 miles NW of Port Arthur, Texas (center to center) and 83 miles E of Houston, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Beaumont - Port Arthur metropolitan area.

Nederland History

Nederland was founded by Dutch settlers in 1897. In fact, the city was so named to attract Dutch settlers. It was officially incorporated in 1948. Originally, the economy of the city depended on agriculture and farming. However, the city became a bedroom community after the discovery of oil at the Spindletop well in Beaumont. The economy of the city also thrived due to the Port of Beaumont.

Nederland and nearby Attractions

  • La Maison des Acadiens Museum
  • Tugboat Island
  • Windmill Museum
  • Art Museum of Southeast Texas
  • Fire Museum of Texas
  • Big Thicket National Preserve

Things To Do In Nederland

Nederland offers easy access to Sea Rim State Park, W.H. Stark House, Museum of the Gulf Coast, Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum, and Heritage History Museum of Orange County. Visitors can also spend their leisure hours at Babe Ruth Park, Tex Ritter Park, and C Doornbos Park. The Dutch Windmill Museum provides valuable information about the region's history. In addition, the city of Nederland hosts the Heritage Festival and several other special events and festivals throughout the year.

Nederland Transportation

Southeast Texas Regional Airport is nearby.

Nederland Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from Lamar University-Beaumont, Lee College, San Jacinto College-Central Campus, and McNeese State University.


Total Population 17,063
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 8,316
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 52.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $68,956
% Above Poverty Level 91.5%
% Below Poverty Level 8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 29.6%
Median Gross Rent $862
Median House Value $124,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.5%
Irish 8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Nederland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NW of Port Arthur, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 83 miles E of Houston, Texas
County Jefferson
Metro Area Beaumont - Port Arthur
Standard Zip Codes 77627
Phone Area Codes 409
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 29.974
Longitude -93.992

Nederland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 62 F
Apr Temp 59 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 92 F
Oct Temp 60 to 81 F
Annual Precip 59.8 inches
Station ORANGE
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 60 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 59 inches
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 58 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 93 F
Oct Temp 58 to 81 F
Annual Precip 57.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bridge City 7,907 $67,639
Groves 15,845 $60,961

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Nederland Public Libraries

Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library
Nederland, Texas
(409) 722-1255
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Nederland High Schools

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220 N 17TH ST
Serves 1,497 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

220 N 17TH ST
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