Port Neches, TX

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2022 Population
13,635
0.746% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
39
0.515% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.56%
3.88% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$85,086
8.44% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$223,500
21.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Port Neches, TX had a population of 13.6k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $85,086. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Port Neches, TX grew from 13,534 to 13,635, a 0.746% increase and its median household income grew from $78,467 to $85,086, a 8.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Port Neches, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.14%), White (Hispanic) (3.54%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.26%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.95%).

None of the households in Port Neches, 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.

97.1% of the residents in Port Neches, TX are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Port Neches, TX was $223,500, and the homeownership rate was 75.8%.

Most people in Port Neches, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Port Neches, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Port Neches, TX is home to a population of 13.6k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.51% of Port Neches, TX residents were born outside of the country (615 people).

In 2022, there were 20.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.5k people) in Port Neches, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 564 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 483 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.1%
2022 Citizenship
95.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.1% of Port Neches, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Port Neches, TX was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Port Neches, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    11.5k ± 495
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    564 ± 253
  3. White (Hispanic)
    483 ± 272
7.95%
Hispanic Population
1.08k people

In 2022, there were 20.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.5k people) in Port Neches, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 564 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 483 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.95% of the people in Port Neches, TX are hispanic (1.08k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Port Neches, TX as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.51%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
615 people
6.47%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
876 people

As of 2022, 4.51% of Port Neches, TX residents (615 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Port Neches, TX was 6.47%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    349 ± 139
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    144 ± 102
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    137 ± 106

Port Neches, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Port Neches, TX employs 6.39k people. The largest industries in Port Neches, TX are Manufacturing (943 people), Educational Services (693 people), and Construction (670 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($106,169), Wholesale Trade ($85,706), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($85,233).

Occupations

6.39k
2022 Value
± 755
−0.141%
1 Year decline
± 16.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Port Neches, TX declined at a rate of −0.141%, from 6.4k employees to 6.39k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Port Neches, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (758 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (679 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (629 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Port Neches, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.39k
2022 Value
± 755
−0.141%
1 Year decline
± 16.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Port Neches, TX declined at a rate of −0.141%, from 6.4k employees to 6.39k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Port Neches, TX, are Manufacturing (943 people), Educational Services (693 people), and Construction (670 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Port Neches, TX, though some of these residents may live in Port Neches, 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

$73,717
Median earning men ± $16,339
$48,613
Median earning women ± $9,879

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($115,509), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($93,750), and Public Administration ($90,434).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($92,500), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,277), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($54,080).

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Port Neches, TX was $223,500 in 2022, which is 0.793 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $183,700 to $223,500, a 21.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Port Neches, TX is 75.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Port Neches, TX have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Port Neches, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$223,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,017
$3,743
Median Property Taxes
±$514

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 Neches, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

75.8%
Homeownership
2022
61.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.8% of the housing units in Port Neches, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.8%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 109.01
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$85,086
Median Household Income
± $14,689
4.94k
Number of Households
± 570

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.94k households in Port Neches, TX grew to $85,086 from the previous year's value of $78,467.

The following chart displays the households in Port Neches, 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Port Neches, TX is from Port Neches, TX.
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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (85.7%)
  2. Carpooled (6.63%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.89%)

In 2022, 85.7% of workers in Port Neches, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.63%) and those who worked at home (4.89%).

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

19 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Port Neches, TX have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.49% of the workforce in Port Neches, 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 Neches, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Port Neches, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.56% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Port Neches, TX (1.16k out of 13.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Port Neches, TX is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Health

90.3% of the population of Port Neches, TX has health coverage, with 57.3% on employee plans, 8.65% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 0.887% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.6% under 18 years, 17.5% between 18 and 34 years, 41.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.73%
Uninsured
57.3%
Employer Coverage
8.65%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
10.2%
Non-Group
0.887%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Port Neches, TX declined by 21.1% from 12.3% to 9.73%.

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