The City of Port Arthur had a population of 55,623 as of July 1, 2019. 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 29.8988 and longitude -93.9288 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Port Arthur 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 Port Arthur Division of Jefferson County.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Port Arthur, TX Housing Affordability Index is 224
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|Port Arthur, TX Wealth Index is 46
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Population in Households||54,941|
|Population in Familes||45,027|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||682|
|Median Household Income||$36,690|
|Average Household Income||$52,959|
|Per Capita Income||$19,820|
|Total Housing Units||24,728 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||12,065 (48.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||8,758 (35.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||3,906 (15.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$74,501|
|Housing Affordability Index2||224|
|Average Household Size||2.64|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.77%|
|Per Capita Income||3.2%|
The table below compares Port Arthur to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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.
|Total Population||# 67||96th|
|Population Density||# 961||45th|
|Diversity Index||# 12||99th|
|Median Household Income||# 1410||19th|
|Per Capita Income||# 1262||28th|
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