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Port Neches, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Port Neches had a population of 12,777 as of July 1, 2016. Port Neches ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Port Neches is located at latitude 29.9608 and longitude -93.9618 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Neches (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.49 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Port Neches (GNIS ID: 2411465) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Port Neches is located within Port Arthur Division of Jefferson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Neches population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Neches: Grigsby Bluff, Grigsby's Bluff.

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Port Neches, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,777
Population in Households 12,777
Population in Familes 10,844
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,481
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 5,107
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 3,653
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,658 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,797 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,310 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 551 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $160,111
Average Home Value $188,471


Median Household Income $60,673
Average Household Income $79,813
Per Capita Income $31,873
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.33% -0.23%
Households -0.2% -0.17%
Families -0.26% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Port Neches, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Neches to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 215 88th
Population Density1 # 445 75th
Diversity Index2 # 1143 35th
Median Household Income # 342 81st
Per Capita Income # 264 85th

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