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People

Total Population 1,751
Male Share of the Population 52.5%
Female Share of the Population 47.5%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 788
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 55.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 6.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,000
% Above Poverty Level 91.9%
% Below Poverty Level 8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.2%
Median Gross Rent $780
Median House Value $74,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.9%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 16.3%

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

Sour Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles W of Beaumont, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles NE of Houston, Texas
County Hardin
Metro Area Beaumont - Port Arthur
Standard Zip Codes 77659
Phone Area Codes 409
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.14
Longitude -94.41

Sour Lake 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 9.2 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 LIBERTY
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 61 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 81 F
Annual Precip 60.5 inches
Station ORANGE 9 N
Distance 41 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sour Lake, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Grayburg (77659)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
China 891 $55,114
Daisetta 738 $53,047
Devers 416 $51,250

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

Sour Lake Public Libraries

Library
Alma M Carpenter Public Library
300 S ANN ST
Sour Lake, Texas
(409) 287-3592

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Sour Lake High Schools

HARDIN-JEFFERSON H S
520 W HERRING
409-981-6430
Serves 675 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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