Living in Port Arthur, TX

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Port Arthur SnackAbility

1
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
8
Education
4
Commute
8

Port Arthur, TX Crime Report

1,835
Total Crimes
3,297.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
28.40%
Above National Average

Port Arthur, TX Cost Of Living

83
Port Arthur's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Port Arthur, Texas Info Snack

Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County within the BeaumontPort Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area of the U.S. state of Texas. A small portion extends into Orange County. It is ninety-one miles (146 km) east of Houston. It is host to the largest oil refinery in the United States (the 600,00 bpl Saudi Aramco - Motiva refinery).
Population
55,249
Unemployment
8.4%
Poverty
27.5%
Median Home
$65,700
Median Income
$34,987
Median Rent
$787

Port Arthur, TX Photos

Source: Public Domain

Rankings for Port Arthur in Texas

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Map Of Port Arthur, TX

Population over time in Port Arthur

Year Population % Change
2017 55,249 0.1%
2016 55,177 0.5%
2015 54,913 0.1%
2014 54,864 0.3%
2013 54,685 0.9%
2012 54,193 0.3%
2011 54,022 0.4%
2010 53,825 0.3%
2009 53,676 -
Crime/100k Port Arthur TX USA
Violent Crime 700.9 410.9 368.9
Murder 23.4 4.6 5.0
Robbery 172.5 98.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 469.1 256.6 246.8
Property Crime 2596.9 2367.2 2199.5
Burglary 905.8 410.8 376.0
Larceny 1450.3 1713.1 1594.6
Car Theft 240.8 243.2 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Port Arthur

White
20.3% (11,237)
African American
38.1% (21,030)
American Indian
0.3% (183)
Asian
6.8% (3,740)
Hawaiian
0.0% (16)
Other
0.2% (122)
Two Or More
1.2% (662)
Hispanic
33.0% (18,259)
Race Port Arthur TX USA
White 20.3% 42.3% 61.1%
African American 38.1% 11.7% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 6.8% 4.6% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.2% 1.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 33.0% 39.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Port Arthur, Texas

Less than $10,000
14.7% (812,093)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.4% (407,951)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.9% (765,555)
$25,000 to $34,999
14.1% (777,802)
$35,000 to $49,999
14.1% (781,612)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.7% (813,453)
$75,000 to $99,999
7.4% (410,945)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.0% (551,646)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.2% (120,834)
$200,000 or more
1.5% (83,005)
Income Port Arthur TX USA
Less than $10,000 14.7% 6.4% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.4% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.9% 9.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 14.1% 9.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 14.1% 12.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.7% 17.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 7.4% 12.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.0% 14.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.2% 6.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.5% 6.9% 7.0%

Gender in Port Arthur

Female
51.6% (28,491)
Male
48.4% (26,758)
Gender Port Arthur TX USA
Female 51.6% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 48.4% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Port Arthur for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
13.0% (7,182)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (6,629)
High School / GED
36.0% (19,889)
Some College
21.0% (11,602)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (3,314)
Bachelor's Degree
9.0% (4,972)
Master's Degree
3.0% (1,657)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Port Arthur TX USA
< 9th Grade 13.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 36.0% 25.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 9.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

6 Reviews & Comments About Port Arthur

Overall User Rating
2.8
/5

Jolie Frijole

I'd like to visit Port Arthur for one of its pluses you forgot to point out. Janis Joplin was born there and her childhood home can be visited and photographed.


Alex Cardona

I'm from Port Arthur Tx and is not that bad idk what you talking about !, everybody knows each other here and it's a tough little city but it's still a good place


brandonbellard

I'm From Port Arthur... Its not really that bad... The Town has a lot of tradition... With plenty basketball state titles...


D Watson

I'm from Port Arthur and it is a s**t hole. If my family didn't still live there I would never visit.


Cody's rc

I've lived in Port Arthur. Port Arthur is not that bad.


HomeSnacks User

crime,murder & drug infested s**t hole,with terrible schools and worst city government politicians

bleed city dr do nothing to solve problems dirt cops,city official and a dirty town!!!!!!!!!!!

drug dealers and prostitutes

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