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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.

People

Total Population 12,216
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 5,691
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 66.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.4%
Median Earnings25+ $42,679
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,333
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,096

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,059
% Above Poverty Level 92.4%
% Below Poverty Level 7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.6%
Median Gross Rent $861
Median House Value $157,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.8%
US/American 0%
English 12.9%
Irish 13.7%

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

Lumberton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NW of Beaumont, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 77 miles NE of Houston, Texas
County Hardin
Metro Area Beaumont - Port Arthur
Standard Zip Codes 77657
Phone Area Codes 409
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.265
Longitude -94.199

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)

Station BEAUMONT RESEARCH CTR
Distance 14.6 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
Station ORANGE 9 N
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 62.7 inches
Station TOWN BLUFF DAM
Distance 37 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 59 F
Apr Temp 55 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 56 to 79 F
Annual Precip 54.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beaumont 117,676 $51,227

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

Lumberton Public Libraries

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

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Lumberton High Schools

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LUMBERTON H S
103 S LHS DR
409-755-4974
Serves 977 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

HARDIN CO ALTER ED
121 S MAIN
409-755-4993
A Vocational School
Serves 1 students.

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