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Overview

Introduction to Lumberton, Texas

Lumberton, Texas, in Hardin county, is 13 miles NW of Beaumont, Texas (center to center) and 77 miles NE of Houston, Texas. The city is in the Beaumont - Port Arthur area.

Lumberton History

The history of Lumberton dates back to the establishment of the Gulf, Beaumont and Kansas City Railway in 1894. The town of Lumberton was established as a stop on this route. The post office, established in 1909, served the lumber camps and local saw mills. In 1914, the post office was moved to Fletcher which was nearby. After the saw mill at Fletcher closed, the populated area became a part of Lumberton which was incorporated as a city in 1973.

Lumberton and Nearby Attractions

  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum
  • Big Thicket National Preserve
  • San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
  • Village Creek State Park
  • Moody Gardens

Things To Do In Lumberton

Sea Rim and Martin Dies Jr. State Parks are among the local attractions. Cattail Marsh and Pleasure Island may also be visited. Among the museums located nearby are Clifton Steamboat Museum, Spindletop Oil Museum, Texas Energy Museum, The Fire Museum of Texas, and John Jay French House. Village Creek Festival is celebrated annually by the people of the city. W.H. Stark House is where William Henry Stark used to stay. Built in the early 1890's, the structure was built in Queen Anne style and is a popular historic spot. Armand Bayou Nature Center, which is some distance from the city, has live animal displays, bird watching, and hiking.

Lumberton Transportation

Southeast Texas Regional is the closest airport to the city.

Lumberton Higher Education

Lamar State College - Port Arthur, Lamar University, and Lamar State College - Orange are located nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,449
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+5,671
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married62.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.8%
Median Earnings25+$46,742
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,391

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,209
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone23.6%
Median Gross Rent$782
Median House Value$167,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.5%
Irish16.4%
French Except Basque11%
German10.6%
English9.3%
Scottish2.4%
Dutch2.1%
Italian1.8%
Norwegian1.6%
Canadian0.9%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Croatian0.3%
Polish0.3%
Russian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Lumberton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hardin County
Standard Zip Codes77657
Phone Area Codes409
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.26
Approximate Longitude-94.2

Lumberton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBEAUMONT RESEARCH CTR
Distance14.6 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
Distance27.9 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
StationTOWN BLUFF DAM
Distance37 miles
Jan Temp38 to 59 F
Apr Temp55 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp56 to 79 F
Annual Precip54.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beaumont118,424$55,211
Kountze1,981$77,885
Pine Forest570$85,625
Rose City512$62,500
Silsbee6,650$43,636
Sour Lake1,901$62,022

Lumberton Public Libraries

Lumberton Public Library
130 E CHANCE RD
Lumberton, Texas
(409) 755-7400

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Lumberton Hospitals

Altus Lumberton Lp
(Proprietary)
137 North Lhs Drive

Lumberton Public Schools

Hardin Co Alter Ed
103 L H S Dr
ZIP: 77657
(409) 923-7580
Middle
Total Enrollment 1
Lumberton Early Childhood Sch
1020 S Main
ZIP: 77657
(409) 923-7695
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Lumberton H S
103 Lhs Dr
ZIP: 77657
(409) 923-7890
High
Total Enrollment 1149
Lumberton Int
107 Lhs Dr
ZIP: 77657
(409) 923-7790
Middle
Total Enrollment 884
Lumberton Middle
123 S Main
ZIP: 77657
(409) 923-7581
Middle
Total Enrollment 582
Lumberton Pri
128 E Candlestick Dr
ZIP: 77657
(409) 923-7490
Primary
Total Enrollment 860
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