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Population
54,913
0.09% growth
Median Age
33.5
Median Household Income
$32,003
2.62% decline
Poverty Rate
29.3%
Number of Employees
20,293
3.9% decline
Median Property Value
$64,300
0.46% decline

Economy

The economy of Port Arthur, TX employs 20,293 people. The economy of Port Arthur, TX is specialized in Construction; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 3.27; 1.48; and 1.29 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Port Arthur, TX are Construction (3,869), Retail trade (2,552), and Manufacturing (2,530), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,278), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($63,047), and Finance & Insurance ($38,250).

Median household income in Port Arthur, TX is $32,003. Males in Port Arthur, TX have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,320. The income inequality of Port Arthur, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.41 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Port Arthur, TX. In Jefferson County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 62 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,460. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.

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The closest comparable data for the census place of Port Arthur, TX is from the county of Jefferson County, TX.

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Diversity

Port Arthur, TX is home to a population of 54,913 people, from which 84.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Port Arthur, TX is composed of 20,859 Black residents (38%), 17,438 Hispanic residents (31.8%), 12,073 White residents (22%), 3,493 Asian residents (6.36%), and 890 Two+ residents (1.62%). The most common foreign languages in Port Arthur, TX are Spanish (16,060 speakers), Vietnamese (2,100 speakers), and Urdu (597 speakers), but compared to other places, Port Arthur, TX has a relative high number of Urdu (597 speakers), Vietnamese (2,100 speakers), and Hindi (434 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Port Arthur, TX awarded 641 degrees. The student population of Port Arthur, TX is skewed towards females, with 232 male students and 409 female students. Most students in Port Arthur, TX are Black or African American (222 and 34.6%), followed by White (198 and 30.9%), Hispanic or Latino (164 and 25.6%), and Asian (39 and 6.08%). The largest universities in Port Arthur, TX by number of graduates are Lamar State College-Port Arthur (641 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Port Arthur, TX are Registered Nursing (184 and 28.7%), General Studies (86 and 13.4%), and Chemical Technology (26 and 4.06%). The median tuition costs in Port Arthur, TX are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Port Arthur, TX is $64,300, which is 0.31 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $64,600 to $64,300, a 0.46% increase. The homeownership rate of Port Arthur, TX is 58.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Port Arthur, TX have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Port Arthur, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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