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Overview

Introduction to Vidor, Texas

Vidor, Texas, in Orange county, is 6 miles NE of Beaumont, Texas (center to center) and 84 miles E of Houston, Texas. Vidor is part of the surrounding Beaumont - Port Arthur metro area.

Vidor History

The Texarkana and Fort Smith Railroad was constructed in this area in 1898. Following its establishment, the community became the site of heavy lumbering activities. Charles Shelton Vidor, a lumberman, took over the Beaumont Sawmill Company and then established the Miller-Vidor Lumber Company in the early 1900s. The community was named "Vidor" in his honor. The first post office was built in 1909. The Miller-Vidor Lumber Company provided employment to a large number of people in Vidor, but once the timber stands in the area were depleted, it moved to Lakeview. In 1929, the Miller-Vidor subdivision was laid out. Cotton, rice, and cattle became the primary local industries. Vidor was officially incorporated in 1960.

Vidor and Nearby Attractions

  • Heritage House Museum
  • W.H. Stark House
  • Stark Museum of Art
  • Big Thicket National Preserve
  • Sea Rim State Park
  • Armand Bayou Nature Center

Things To Do In Vidor

The Heritage House Museum showcases artifacts reflecting the life of people in the region during the late 19th and early 20th century. At the Stark Museum of Art, visitors can view collections of western American paintings. The 1894 home of William Henry Stark is a place of historic interest near Vidor. Armand Bayou Nature Center, a popular destination in the region, features live animal displays, and offers opportunities for hiking and bird watching. The 4,141-acre Sea Rim State Park, situated close to the Gulf of Mexico beach shoreline, provides amenities for the enjoyment of swimming, fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and camping. Residents of Vidor also host the Texas Barbecue Festival in April every year.

Vidor Transportation

Air transportation is available from Southeast Texas Regional Airport.

Vidor Higher Education

Colleges near Vidor include the Lamar State College - Orange, Lamar State College - Port Arthur, and Lamar University.

People

Total Population 10,887
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 4,876
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 54.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,480
% Above Poverty Level 81.5%
% Below Poverty Level 18.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.8%
Median Gross Rent $733
Median House Value $83,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.4%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 9.9%

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

Vidor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of Beaumont, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 84 miles E of Houston, Texas
County Orange
Metro Area Beaumont - Port Arthur
Standard Zip Codes 77662
P.O. Box Zip Codes 77670
Phone Area Codes 409
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.131
Longitude -94.015

Vidor 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 PORT ARTHUR AP BEAUMONT
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 62 F
Apr Temp 59 to 78 F
Jul Temp 74 to 92 F
Oct Temp 60 to 81 F
Annual Precip 59.8 inches
Station BEAUMONT RESEARCH CTR
Distance 16.7 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 18.3 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, Vidor, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

North Vidor (77662)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beaumont 117,676 $51,227
Bridge City 7,907 $67,639

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

Vidor Public Libraries

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Vidor Public Library
440 E BOLIVAR ST
Vidor, Texas
(409) 769-7148

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Vidor High Schools

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VIDOR H S
500 ORANGE ST
409-769-5418
Serves 1,407 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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500 STADIUM DR
409-769-6243
A Non-traditional School
Serves 74 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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