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Port Arthur, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Port Arthur had a population of 54,772 as of July 1, 2016. Port Arthur ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Port Arthur is located at latitude 29.8334 and longitude -93.9663 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Arthur (see map below) encompass a land area of 76.92 sq. miles and a water area of 67.25 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 7 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Port Arthur are located in Jefferson County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Orange County.

The City of Port Arthur (GNIS ID: 2411461) 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 Arthur is located within Sabine Pass Division of Jefferson County.

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

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


Total Population 54,772
Population in Households 54,090
Population in Familes 44,225
Population in Group Qrtrs 682
Population Density1 712
Diversity Index2 84


Total Households 20,619
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 13,352
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24,683 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,665 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,954 (36.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,064 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $67,042
Average Home Value $95,129


Median Household Income $33,480
Average Household Income $47,837
Per Capita Income $18,487
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.18%
Households 0.34% 0.25%
Families 0.19% 0.14%
Median Household Income   -0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
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 Arthur, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Arthur 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 # 64 96th
Population Density1 # 961 45th
Diversity Index2 # 17 99th
Median Household Income # 1410 19th
Per Capita Income # 1269 28th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.