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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,132
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+8,708
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married52.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.3%
Median Earnings25+$43,585
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,733
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,762

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,876
% Above Poverty Level90.9%
% Below Poverty Level9.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone28%
Median Gross Rent$876
Median House Value$126,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.3%
French Except Basque12.6%
Irish9.7%
English6.9%
Canadian4.3%
Italian2.4%
Dutch1.6%
Scottish1.2%
Greek0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Arab0.7%
Syrian0.5%
Polish0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Russian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.1%
African0.1%
German0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Nederland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes77627
Phone Area Codes409
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.97
Approximate Longitude-93.99

Nederland 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
Distance2.2 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
Distance17.2 miles
Jan Temp41 to 60 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip59 inches
StationBEAUMONT RESEARCH CTR
Distance18.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bridge City7,964$73,008
Groves15,798$60,768
Lakeview76$38,333
Port Arthur54,913$40,537
Port Neches12,794$76,990
Rose City379$56,667

Nederland Public Libraries

Marion & Ed Hughes Public Library
2712 NEDERLAND AVE
Nederland, Texas
(409) 722-1255

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Nederland Hospitals

Mid-jefferson Extended Care Hospital
(Proprietary)
2600 Highway 365

Nederland Public Schools

Alternative Education School
300 S 12th St
ZIP: 77627
(409) 727-5241
Other
Central Middle
200 N 17th St
ZIP: 77627
(409) 727-5765
Middle
Total Enrollment 728
Helena Park El
2800 Helena Ave
ZIP: 77627
(409) 722-0462
Primary
Total Enrollment 549
Highland Park El
200 S 6th St
ZIP: 77627
(409) 722-0236
Primary
Total Enrollment 476
Hillcrest El
2611 Ave H
ZIP: 77627
(409) 722-3484
Primary
Total Enrollment 552
Langham El
800 S 12th St
ZIP: 77627
(409) 722-4324
Primary
Total Enrollment 495
Nederland H S
2101 18th St
ZIP: 77627
(409) 727-2741
High
Total Enrollment 1595
Wilson Middle
2620 Helena Ave
ZIP: 77627
(409) 727-6224
Middle
Total Enrollment 810

Nederland Private Schools

The School Of Montessori
1503 S 16th St
ZIP: 77627
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
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