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Overview

Introduction to Port Arthur, Texas

Port Arthur, Texas is 86 miles E of Houston, Texas. It is in Jefferson county. The city is part of the Beaumont - Port Arthur metro area.

Port Arthur History

Arthur Edward Stilwell, founder of Kansas City Southern Railway, also founded the city of Port Arthur in the late 19th Century.

Port Arthur and nearby Attractions

  • Babe Didrikson Zaharias Memorial Golf Course
  • Central Shopping Center
  • Government - Municipal Court
  • Port Arthur Reservoir
  • El Vista Church of Christ
  • Pace Cemetery

Things To Do In Port Arthur

Babe Didrikson Zaharias Memorial Golf Course was built in honor of "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias, an Olympic Gold medalist in multiple events. Her name has been featured in the Guiness Book of World Records as one of the most versatile female competitors of all times. Central Shopping Center serves as a place of attraction for visitors shopping for good deals. Port Arthur Reservoir is a popular place for anglers. The El Vista Church of Christ is a House of Prayer, famous for its magnificent architecture.

Port Arthur Transportation

Air transportation facilities are offered by the Southeast Texas Regional Airport.

Port Arthur Higher Education

Residents of Port Arthur can enroll at the local Lamar State College-Port Arthur. The Lamar University-Beaumont is also close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population55,177
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens12%
Employed Population 16+19,617
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married41.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,069
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,049
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,028

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,133
% Above Poverty Level69.3%
% Below Poverty Level30.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone34.3%
Median Gross Rent$736
Median House Value$64,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)79.2%
French Except Basque5.1%
Irish3.3%
German2.6%
English1.7%
Italian0.7%
Canadian0.6%
African0.5%
Scottish0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Dutch0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Polish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Port Arthur Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes77642, 77640
P.O. Box Zip Codes77641, 77643
Phone Area Codes409
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.89
Approximate Longitude-93.92

Port Arthur 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
Distance6.4 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
Distance17.3 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
Distance24.2 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 City7,972$82,366
Groves15,775$64,817
Lakeview80$37,813
Nederland17,284$80,018
Port Neches12,840$77,684
Rose City512$62,500

Port Arthur Public Libraries

Port Arthur Public Library
4615 9TH AVE
Port Arthur, Texas
(409) 985-8838

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Port Arthur Hospitals

Christus Hospital-st Mary
3600 Gates Blvd
(409) 985-7431
The Medical Center Of Southeast Texas
(Proprietary)
2555 Jimmy Johnson Boulevard

Port Arthur Public Schools

Booker T Washington El
1300 Freeman Ave
ZIP: 77640
(409) 989-6244
Dequeen El
740 Dequeen Blvd
ZIP: 77640
(409) 984-8900
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Dowling El
6301 Pat Ave
ZIP: 77640
(409) 984-4960
Primary
Total Enrollment 345
Lincoln Middle
1023 Abe Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 77640
(409) 984-8700
Middle
Total Enrollment 694
Memorial 9th Grade Academy At Austin
2441 61st St
ZIP: 77640
(409) 736-1521
Other
Total Enrollment 593
Port Arthur Alternative Center
1030 Dunbar Ave
ZIP: 77640
(409) 984-8650
Other
Tekoa Academy Of Accelerated Studies
327 Thomas Blvd
ZIP: 77640
(409) 982-5400
High
Total Enrollment 78
Tekoa Academy Of Accelerated Studies
327 Thomas Blvd
ZIP: 77640
(409) 982-5400
Middle
Total Enrollment 40
Tekoa Academy Of Accelerated Studies
326 Thomas Blvd
ZIP: 77640
(409) 982-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 231
Washington El
1300 Freeman Ave
ZIP: 77640
(409) 984-8600
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
Performing Arts School Of Technology
1500 Lakeshore Dr
ZIP: 77641
(409) 989-6244
Bob Hope School
2849 9th Ave
ZIP: 77642
(409) 983-3244
Other
Total Enrollment 447
Evolution Academy Port Arthur
1645 Jefferson Dr
ZIP: 77642
(972) 907-3755
Houston El
3245 36th St
ZIP: 77642
(409) 984-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 711
Jefferson Middle
2200 Jefferson Dr
ZIP: 77642
(409) 984-4860
Middle
Total Enrollment 987
Lee El
3900 10th St
ZIP: 77642
(409) 984-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 764
Memorial H S
3501 Ssgt Lucian Adam Dr
ZIP: 77642
(409) 984-4000
High
Total Enrollment 1538
Staff Sergeant Lucian Adams El
5701 9th Ave
ZIP: 77642
(409) 984-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 717
Stilwell Tech Ctr/cate
3501 Sgt Lucian Adams Dr
ZIP: 77642
(409) 984-4750
High
Taft El
2500 Taft Ave
ZIP: 77642
(409) 962-2262
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Travis El
1115 Lakeview Ave
ZIP: 77642
(409) 984-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 642
Tyrrell El
4401 Ferndale Dr
ZIP: 77642
(409) 984-4660
Primary
Total Enrollment 812
Wheatley School Of Early Childhood Programs
1100 Jefferson Dr
ZIP: 77642
(409) 984-8750
Primary
Total Enrollment 429

Port Arthur Private Schools

United Christian Academy
2700 25th St
ZIP: 77640
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
Ridgewood Christian School
2920 Lake Arthur Dr
ZIP: 77642
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 63
St Catherine Of Siena School
3840 Woodrow Dr
ZIP: 77642
Elementary
Total Enrollment 134
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