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Port Neches, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Port Neches had a population of 12,814 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Port Neches, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 12,814
Daytime Population: Workers 3,394
Daytime Population: Residents 6,713
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,107
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 12,814
Population in Familes 10,876
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,485
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $63,553
Average Household Income $84,409
Per Capita Income $33,571


Total Housing Units 5,629 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,816 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,286 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 527 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $172,773
Average Home Value $204,303


Total Households 5,102
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 3,654
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.24% -0.03%
Households -0.18% 0.0%
Families -0.22% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

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, 2017 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 # 219 88th
Population Density # 448 74th
Diversity Index # 1122 36th
Median Household Income # 335 81st
Per Capita Income # 274 84th

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