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Overview

Introduction to Groves, Texas

Groves, Texas, in Jefferson county, is 3 miles N of Port Arthur, Texas (center to center) and 87 miles E of Houston, Texas. Part of the surrounding Beaumont - Port Arthur metro area, the city is not an isolated city.

Groves History

During the early years of the 20th century, rice farming was the main occupation of the few early settlers who had chosen Groves area as their home. Wiley Choate, who was employed by the Griffing Brothers Nursery, oversaw the planting of 2,500 pecan trees in 1919. This led to the city of Groves developing into one of the most beautiful communities in the region. It had its first post office in 1927.

Groves and nearby Attractions

  • Port Groves Golf Course
  • Groves City Park
  • Museum of the Gulf Coast
  • Big Thicket National Preserve
  • Sea Rim State Park

Things To Do In Groves

Gardening is among the most popular activity in this area and is greatly helped by the plentiful rainfall and near sub-tropical climate. The residents of Groves organize a variety of seasonal activities that range from youth soccer to youth baseball. Lions Park operates a community swimming pool. The city is also home to a 9-hole golf course and a water park. There are excellent hunting and fishing areas nearby. The annual Texas Pecan Festival is a local celebration that features rides, musical acts, food, and many other activities.

Groves Transportation

Chennault International Airport can be reached within an hour’s drive.

Groves Higher Education

Lamar University, Mcneese State University, and Lee College offer programs for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,775
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+6,433
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married51.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.4%
Median Earnings25+$39,850
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,931
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,158

Wealth

Median Family Income$64,817
% Above Poverty Level87.3%
% Below Poverty Level12.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.8%
Median Gross Rent$878
Median House Value$104,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.3%
German11.3%
French Except Basque9.8%
Irish7.3%
Canadian6%
Italian4.8%
English4.5%
Scottish1.8%
Dutch0.7%
Hungarian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Polish0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Swedish0.2%
African0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Greek0.1%
Czech0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Groves Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes77619
Phone Area Codes409
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.94
Approximate Longitude-93.91

Groves 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
Distance6 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
StationORANGE
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp41 to 60 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip59 inches
StationORANGE 9 N
Distance22.6 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
Bridge City7,972$82,366
Lakeview80$37,813
Nederland17,284$80,018
Port Arthur55,177$40,133
Port Neches12,840$77,684

Groves Public Libraries

Groves Public Library
5600 W WASHINGTON ST
Groves, Texas
(409) 962-6281

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Groves Hospitals

Ethicus Hospital - Grapevine
(Proprietary)
4201 William D Tate Avenue

Groves Public Schools

Groves El
3901 Cleveland Ave
ZIP: 77619
(409) 962-1531
Middle
Total Enrollment 334
Groves Middle
5201 Wilson St
ZIP: 77619
(409) 962-0225
Middle
Total Enrollment 568
Van Buren El
6400 Van Buren
ZIP: 77619
(409) 962-6511
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
West Groves Early Learning Center
5840 W Jefferson
ZIP: 77619
(409) 722-4244

Groves Private Schools

Triangle Adventist Christian School
Drawer H
ZIP: 77619
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
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