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Overview

Introduction to Beaumont, Texas

The Texas city of Beaumont is located on the west bank of the Neches River, about 85 miles east of Houston. The city lies on Texas' coastal plain, about 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. It is the county seat of Jefferson County, and together with the neighboring cities of Port Arthur and Orange, comprises a region known as the Golden Triangle, a major Gulf Coast industrial center. Beaumont is serviced by Interstate I-10, and also by U.S. Routes 69, 90, and 96; and Texas State Highways 12 and 124.

Beaumont was founded in 1835 by a New Orleans native named Henry Millard, who named it after the family of his wife (Mary Beaumont). It received its charter as a town in 1838 and by the late 19th century established itself as a prime lumber town. In 1901, a decade-long dream of finding oil on Spindletop Hill was finally realized, as several gushers erupted with oil, making Spindletop's production larger at the time than the combined yield of the rest of the world. The find resulted in an oil boom which made Beaumont the new home of several oil companies. Along with the oil boom came a population boom and millions of dollars worth of residential construction. Prosperity soon waned as Mother Nature and the Great Depression combined to usher in some tough times to Beaumont in the 1920s and 1930s, but the industrial output required to support the World War II war effort got things rolling again. By the 1970s, the "Golden Triangle" region had become the petrochemical complex of Southeast Texas, but the region's economic fate mirrored the ups and downs of the petrochemical industry in the late 20th century. Beaumont's economy today continues to be dominated by the petrochemical industry, although regional leaders are smartly and successfully diversifying the economic base. The national trend towards more service-oriented jobs is reflected in the city and has resulted in an increase in the number of visitors to the area and new housing and school construction.

Things to See and Do in Beaumont

Beaumont is the home of the annual South Texas State Fair. Other annual events include the Neches River Festival and the Kaleidoscope Arts and Crafts Festival. Beaumont is also filled with unique attractions that depict the history and culture of the region. The Art Museum of Southeast Texas offers exciting exhibits which include 19th - 21st century American paintings, sculpture, and photography. The Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum & Visitor Center pays tribute to Beaumont legend Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias (1911-1956), former Olympic gold-medalist widely considered the greatest woman athlete of all time. The Beaumont Police Department Museum houses a collection of memorabilia, weaponry and police paraphernalia dating back to the turn of the century. The John Jay French Museum, originally built in 1845 by merchant John Jay French as a trading post and tannery, depicts the life of a mid-19th century prosperous Texas pioneer family. Other Beaumont points of interest include:

  • Edison Museum: Chronicles the inventions and innovations of Thomas Alva Edison
  • Fire Museum of Texas: Home of one of the world’s largest fire hydrants
  • Beaumont Botanical Gardens
  • Clifton Steamboat Museum
  • Dishman Art Museum
  • McFaddin-Ward House
  • Texas Energy Museum
  • Gladys City Boom Town Museum
  • Julie Rogers Theater
  • The Jefferson Theatre

Sports fans can get on Interstate I-10 and take a 90-minute ride west to Houston where the following professional teams reside:

  • National Football League (NFL): Houston Texans
  • Major League Baseball: Houston Astros
  • National Basketball Association (NBA): Houston Rockets
  • Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA): Houston Comets
  • American Hockey League (AHL): Houston Aeros
  • Major League Soccer (MLS): Houston Dynamo

Demographics

People

Total Population117,729
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+50,680
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married40.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23%
Median Earnings25+$31,797
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,128
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,700

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,085
% Above Poverty Level79.2%
% Below Poverty Level20.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone34.5%
Median Gross Rent$787
Median House Value$99,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)68%
Irish6.4%
German6%
French Except Basque4.8%
English4.4%
Italian2.7%
African1.2%
Scottish0.8%
Dutch0.6%
Polish0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Czech0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Arab0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Beaumont Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes77701, 77702, 77703, 77706, 77707, 77708, 77713, 77705
P.O. Box Zip Codes77704, 77709, 77710, 77720, 77725, 77726
Phone Area Codes409
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.07
Approximate Longitude-94.11

Beaumont Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPORT ARTHUR AP BEAUMONT
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp43 to 62 F
Apr Temp59 to 78 F
Jul Temp74 to 92 F
Oct Temp60 to 81 F
Annual Precip59.8 inches
StationBEAUMONT RESEARCH CTR
Distance11 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp58 to 78 F
Jul Temp74 to 93 F
Oct Temp58 to 81 F
Annual Precip57.3 inches
StationORANGE 9 N
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip62.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lumberton12,306$82,031
Nederland17,132$73,876
Pine Forest612$77,083
Port Neches12,794$76,990
Rose City379$56,667

Beaumont Public Libraries

Beaumont Public Library System
801 PEARL ST
Beaumont, Texas
(409) 981-5911

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Beaumont Hospitals

Beaumont Bone And Joint Institute
(Proprietary)
3650 Laurel Avenue
Harbor Hospital Of Southeast Texas
(Proprietary)
860 South 8th Street
Kate Dishman Rehabilitation Hospital
(Proprietary)
2830 Calder Street 6th Floor South
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital Of Beaumont
(Proprietary)
3340 Plaza 10 Boulevard
Christus Dubuis Hospital Of Beaumont
(Non-profit)
2830 Calder Avenue, 4th Floor
Victory Medical Center Beaumont
(Proprietary)
6025 Metropolitan Drive
Baptist Hospitals Of Southeast Texas
(Non-profit)
3080 College Street
Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital
(Non-profit)
2830 Calder Avenue

Beaumont Public Schools

Charlton-pollard El
825 Jackson St
ZIP: 77701
(409) 617-6150
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Ehrhart School
3380 Fannin St
ZIP: 77701
(409) 839-8200
Primary
Total Enrollment 286
Fehl-price El
3350 Blanchette St
ZIP: 77701
(409) 617-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 662
Fletcher El
1050 Ave E
ZIP: 77701
(409) 617-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Jefferson Co J J A E P
1149 Pearl St
ZIP: 77701
(409) 720-4079
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Jefferson Co J J A E P
1149 Pearl St
ZIP: 77701
(409) 720-4024
M L King Middle
1400 Ave A
ZIP: 77701
(409) 617-5850
Middle
Total Enrollment 500
Central Senior H S
88 Jaguar Dr
ZIP: 77702
(409) 617-5300
High
Total Enrollment 1539
O C Taylor Ctr
2330 N St
ZIP: 77702
(409) 617-5740
High
Dr Mae E Jones-clark El
3525 Cleveland
ZIP: 77703
(409) 617-6350
Primary
Total Enrollment 777
Lucas Pk
1750 E Lucas Dr
ZIP: 77703
(409) 617-6450
Primary
Total Enrollment 240
Martin El
3500 Pine
ZIP: 77703
(409) 617-6425
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Smith Middle
4415 Concord
ZIP: 77703
(409) 617-5825
Middle
Total Enrollment 685
Bingman Pk
5265 S Kenneth St
ZIP: 77705
(409) 617-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Blanchette El
2550 Sarah St
ZIP: 77705
(409) 617-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Evolution Academy Beaumont
3920 W Cardinal Dr
ZIP: 77705
(972) 907-3755
High
Total Enrollment 177
Hamshire-fannett El
23395 Burrell Wingate Rd
ZIP: 77705
(409) 794-1412
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
Hamshire-fannett Int
11407 Dugat Rd
ZIP: 77705
(409) 794-1558
Middle
Total Enrollment 405
Hamshire-fannett Middle
11375 Dugat Rd
ZIP: 77705
(409) 794-2361
Middle
Total Enrollment 274
Jefferson Co Youth Acad
5030 Hwy 69s Ste 100
ZIP: 77705
(409) 720-4079
High
Total Enrollment 2
Jefferson Co Youth Acad
5030 Ste 100 Hwy 69
ZIP: 77705
(409) 720-4019
Other
Total Enrollment 4
Jefferson Co Youth Acad
5030 Ste 100 Hwy 69
ZIP: 77705
(409) 720-4078
Other
Total Enrollment 2
Odom Middle
2550 W Virginia Ave
ZIP: 77705
(409) 617-5925
Middle
Total Enrollment 780
Ozen H S
3443 Fannett Rd
ZIP: 77705
(409) 617-5400
High
Total Enrollment 1070
Pietzsch/mac Arthur El
4301 Highland Ave
ZIP: 77705
(409) 617-6475
Primary
Total Enrollment 949
South Park Middle
4500 Highland Ave
ZIP: 77705
(409) 617-5875
Middle
Total Enrollment 444
Austin Middle
3410 Austin St
ZIP: 77706
(409) 617-5800
Curtis El
6225 N Circuit
ZIP: 77706
(409) 617-6050
Primary
Total Enrollment 581
Harmony Science Academy- Beaumont
4055 Calder Ave
ZIP: 77706
(713) 343-3333
Other
Total Enrollment 545
Marshall Middle
6455 Gladys
ZIP: 77706
(409) 617-5900
Middle
Total Enrollment 813
Pathways Learning Ctr
3410 Austin St
ZIP: 77706
(409) 617-5700
Other
Total Enrollment 110
Paul A Brown Alternative Center
3410 Austin St
ZIP: 77706
(409) 617-5720
High
Total Enrollment 112
Regina Howell El
5850 Regina
ZIP: 77706
(409) 617-6190
Primary
Total Enrollment 802
West Brook Sr H S
8750 Phelan Blvd
ZIP: 77706
(409) 617-5500
High
Total Enrollment 2407
Amelia El
565 S Major Dr
ZIP: 77707
(409) 617-6000
Primary
Total Enrollment 756
Caldwood El
102 Berkshire Ln
ZIP: 77707
(409) 617-6025
Primary
Total Enrollment 770
Dishman El
3475 Champion Dr
ZIP: 77707
(409) 617-6250
Primary
Total Enrollment 603
Vincent Middle
350 Eldridge Dr
ZIP: 77707
(409) 617-5950
Middle
Total Enrollment 625
Guess El
8055 Voth Rd
ZIP: 77708
(409) 617-6125
Primary
Total Enrollment 658
Homer Dr El
8950 Homer Dr
ZIP: 77708
(409) 617-6225
Primary
Total Enrollment 711
Vista Academy Of Beaumont
10255 Eastex Fwy
ZIP: 77708
(972) 316-3663
Primary
Total Enrollment 166

Beaumont Private Schools

St Anthony Cathedral Basilica School
850 Forsythe St
ZIP: 77701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 178
St Anne Catholic School
375 N 11th St
ZIP: 77702
Elementary
Total Enrollment 523
The Montessori School On 11th Street
2510c N 11th St
ZIP: 77703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Our Mother Of Mercy Catholic School
3390 Sarah St
ZIP: 77705
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
All Saints Episcopal School
4108 Delaware St
ZIP: 77706
Elementary
Total Enrollment 325
Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School
5950 Kelly Dr
ZIP: 77707
Secondary
Total Enrollment 431
Legacy Christian Academy
8200 Highway 105
ZIP: 77713
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 275
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