Port Arthur, TX

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2020 Population
54,705
0.733% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
34
1.45% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
26.7%
1.87% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$37,794
3.38% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$68,700
4.41% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
19,817
3.36% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Port Arthur, TX had a population of 54.7k people with a median age of 34 and a median household income of $37,794. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Port Arthur, TX declined from 55,109 to 54,705, a −0.733% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,557 to $37,794, a 3.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Port Arthur, TX are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (38.1%), White (Hispanic) (29.7%), White (Non-Hispanic) (20.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.77%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.37%).

None of the households in Port Arthur, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

86.4% of the residents in Port Arthur, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Port Arthur, TX are Lamar State College-Port Arthur (435 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Port Arthur, TX was $68,700, and the homeownership rate was 56.6%.

Most people in Port Arthur, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Port Arthur, TX was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Port Arthur, TX is home to a population of 54.7k people, from which 86.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 20% of Port Arthur, TX residents were born outside of the country (11k people).

In 2018, there were 1.28 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (21k people) in Port Arthur, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.4k White (Hispanic) and 11.2k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

86.4%
2020 Citizenship
84.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 86.4% of Port Arthur, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Port Arthur, TX was 84.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Port Arthur, TX
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    21k ± 1.06k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    16.4k ± 1.08k
  3. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.2k ± 913
33%
Hispanic Population
18.3k people

In 2018, there were 1.28 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (21k people) in Port Arthur, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.4k White (Hispanic) and 11.2k White (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

33% of the people in Port Arthur, TX are hispanic (18.3k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,484,512 ± 36,982 people
  2. India
    279,123 ± 12,908 people
  3. El Salvador
    219,615 ± 11,461 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,484,512 Texas residents, followed by India with 279,123 and El Salvador with 219,615.

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Foreign-Born Population

20%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
11k people
23.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
12.8k people

As of 2020, 20% of Port Arthur, TX residents (11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Port Arthur, TX was 23.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    805 ± 207
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    388 ± 167
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    329 ± 137

Port Arthur, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Port Arthur, TX employs 19.8k people. The largest industries in Port Arthur, TX are Construction (4,238 people), Retail Trade (2,414 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,341 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($51,958), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,017), and Manufacturing ($46,521).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,589. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

19.8k
2020 Value
± 1,152
−3.36%
1 Year decline
± 7.91%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Port Arthur, TX declined at a rate of −3.36%, from 20.5k employees to 19.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Port Arthur, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (3,477 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,099 people), and Production Occupations (1,726 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Port Arthur, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.8k
2020 Value
± 1,152
−3.36%
1 Year decline
± 7.91%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Port Arthur, TX declined at a rate of −3.36%, from 20.5k employees to 19.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Port Arthur, TX, are Construction (4,238 people), Retail Trade (2,414 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,341 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Port Arthur, TX, though some of these residents may live in Port Arthur, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,877
Median earning men ± $4,381
$26,015
Median earning women ± $2,432

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($52,644), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,000), and Manufacturing ($46,521).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($45,000), Public Administration ($43,189), and Construction ($41,389).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Texas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $292B
  2. $210B
  3. $178B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $292B, followed by Gasoline ($210B) and Fuel oils ($178B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.36T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.5T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
90.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.36T. This is expected to increase 90.9% to $4.5T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $78.1B
  2. $76.4B
  3. $74.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $78.1B, followed by California with $76.4B and Michigan and $74.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 36 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Port Arthur, TX awarded 435 degrees. The student population of Port Arthur, TX in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 861 male students and 1,624 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Port Arthur, TX are White (155 and 35.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (130 and 29.9%), Black or African American (117 and 26.9%), and Asian (26 and 5.98%).

The largest universities in Port Arthur, TX by number of degrees awarded are Lamar State College-Port Arthur (435 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Port Arthur, TX are General Studies (88 and 20.2%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (64 and 14.7%), and Registered Nursing (47 and 10.8%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 2,485 students enrolled in Port Arthur, TX, 34.6% men and 65.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 857 records, of which 62.4% were women and 37.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 88 degree-majors awarded
  2. 47 degree-majors awarded
  3. 40 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Port Arthur, TX was General Studies with 88 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Port Arthur, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
435 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lamar State College-Port Arthur with 435 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 160 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Port Arthur, TX, which is 0.582 times less than the 275 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 155 degrees mean that there were 1.19 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 130 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,850) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,481) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.35% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.35% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (5.56M), Some college (5.02M), and Bachelors Degree (3.9M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Port Arthur, TX was $68,700 in 2020, which is 0.299 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $65,800 to $68,700, a 4.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Port Arthur, TX is 56.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Port Arthur, TX have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Port Arthur, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Port Arthur, TX is $37,794. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Port Arthur, TX was Census Tract 116 with a value of $85,859, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 56, with respective values of $53,922 and $51,962.

Property

$68,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,115
$11,666
Median Property Taxes
±$753

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Port Arthur, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Port Arthur, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

56.6%
Homeownership
2020
70.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 56.6% of the housing units in Port Arthur, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 116
  2. Census Tract 103
  3. Census Tract 56

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Port Arthur, TX was Census Tract 116 with a value of $85,859, followed by Census Tract 103 and Census Tract 56, with respective values of $53,922 and $51,962.

The following map shows all of the places in Port Arthur, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$37,794
Median Household Income
± $4,229
20.6k
Number of Households
± 1,143

In 2020, the median household income of the 20.6k households in Port Arthur, TX grew to $37,794 from the previous year's value of $36,557.

The following chart displays the households in Port Arthur, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Port Arthur, TX is from Texas.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Texas
0.48
2019 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2020, the income inequality in Texas was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.474% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (88.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.38%)
  3. Public Transit (1.31%)

In 2020, 88.2% of workers in Port Arthur, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.38%) and those who used public transit to get to work (1.31%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Port Arthur, TX have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Port Arthur, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Port Arthur, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Port Arthur, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

26.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Port Arthur, TX (14.3k out of 53.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Port Arthur, TX is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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73.1% of the population of Port Arthur, TX has health coverage, with 27.8% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 9.94% on Medicare, 8.92% on non-group plans, and 1.03% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Texas was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, TX see 1903 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.64% increase from the previous year (1768 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1644 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 953 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Texas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,903 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson County, TX

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, TX see an average of 1,903 patients per year. This represents a 7.64% increase from the previous year (1,768 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Texas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29.5% under 18 years, 22.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

26.9%
Uninsured
27.8%
Employer Coverage
25.3%
Medicaid
9.94%
Medicare
8.92%
Non-Group
1.03%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Port Arthur, TX declined by 8.35% from 29.4% to 26.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Port Arthur, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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