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Overview

Introduction to Port Neches, Texas

Port Neches, Texas is 6 miles N of Port Arthur, Texas (center to center) and 85 miles E of Houston, Texas. It is in Jefferson county. The city is part of the Beaumont - Port Arthur metro area.

Port Neches History

The region was originally the home of Atakapa Indians, a tribe dwelling on the coastal region of Texas. It was the site of Fort Grigsby, constructed during the American Civil War, which was built to prevent the Union forces from advancing up the Neches River. The fort, constructed in October 1862, was abandoned some time around July 1863.

Port Neches and nearby Attractions

  • Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Port Neches - Grove High School Football and Track Stadium
  • Oak Bluff Cemetery
  • Effie & Wilton Hebert Public Library
  • Beaumont Family History Center

Things To Do In Port Neches

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is well known for its magnificent architecture. Many tourists love the ambience of peace and serenity prevalent on the Church grounds. Oak Bluff Cemetery is known for its quaint architecture. Port Neches-Grove High School Football and Track Stadium frequently hosts sports events that tourists can attend as spectators. Effie & Wilton Hebert Public Library is a place where tourists can unwind with a good book. Beaumont Family History Center is a popular museum located near the city.

Port Neches Transportation

Air transportation facilities are provided by Southeast Texas Regional Airport.

Port Neches Higher Education

Lamar University-Beaumont and McNeese State University provide facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,794
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+6,091
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married56.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24%
Median Earnings25+$42,814
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,479
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,045

Wealth

Median Family Income$76,990
% Above Poverty Level86.4%
% Below Poverty Level13.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24.9%
Median Gross Rent$878
Median House Value$142,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.6%
Irish13.9%
French Except Basque10.7%
English7.3%
Canadian5.4%
Italian3%
Dutch1.3%
Scottish1%
Polish0.8%
Czech0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Hungarian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Swiss0.1%
German0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Port Neches Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes77651
Phone Area Codes409
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude29.97
Approximate Longitude-93.94

Port Neches 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
Distance4.5 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
Distance14.9 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
Distance20.2 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 City7,964$73,008
Groves15,798$60,768
Lakeview76$38,333
Nederland17,132$73,876
Port Arthur54,913$40,537
Rose City379$56,667

Port Neches Public Libraries

Effie & Wilton Hebert Public Library
2025 MERRIMAN ST
Port Neches, Texas
(409) 722-4554

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Port Neches Public Schools

Alter Sch
1810 Port Neches Ave
ZIP: 77651
(409) 722-5924
High
Total Enrollment 10
Port Neches El
2101 Llano St
ZIP: 77651
(409) 722-2262
Middle
Total Enrollment 381
Port Neches Middle
749 Central Dr
ZIP: 77651
(409) 722-8115
Middle
Total Enrollment 563
Port Neches-groves H S
1401 Merriman St
ZIP: 77651
(409) 729-7644
High
Total Enrollment 1436
Ridgewood El
2820 Merriman St
ZIP: 77651
(409) 722-7641
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Woodcrest El
1522 Heisler St
ZIP: 77651
(409) 724-2309
Primary
Total Enrollment 344
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