|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Port Arthur is 55,724. Port Arthur, Texas is the 706th largest city in the US.
Parts of Port Arthur are located within Jefferson County and Orange County.
The peak population of Port Arthur was in 1990, when its population was 58,373. In 1990, Port Arthur was the 420th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 706th largest city in the US. Port Arthur is currently 4.5% smaller than it was in 1990.
Port Arthur has shrunk 3.3% since the year 2000. Port Arthur, Texas's growth is extremely below average. 89% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Port Arthur has a population density of 699.8 people per square mile.
|700||National City, California||55,912||2.9%|
|702||Coeur d'Alene, Idaho||55,904||60.0%|
|706||Port Arthur, Texas||55,724||-3.3%|
|707||New Brunswick, New Jersey||55,708||15.2%|
|709||Apple Valley, Minnesota||55,638||21.1%|
|712||Mount Prospect, Illinois||55,541||-1.1%|
The total voting age population of Port Arthur, Texas, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 32,247. The voting age population is 47.5% male and 52.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 12.7% of the residents of Port Arthur are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Port Arthur are 50.0% White, 38.2% Black, 7.3% Asian, 2.3% Other, 1.6% Two or more races, 0.6% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 34.5% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Port Arthur, 27.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 40.3%. On a per-household basis, 23.7% of families are below the poverty line in Port Arthur.
Among those aged 16 and older, 53.3% of Port Arthur residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 73.4% of Port Arthur residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 11.7% have a bachelor's degree and 3.3% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Port Arthur residents aged 5 and older, 40.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 32.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.9% speak an Indo-European language, and 5.8% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Port Arthur is 7.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Port Arthur, 10.9% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Port Arthur is $36,557.
In Port Arthur, 57.7% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 42.3% of housing units in Port Arthur.
Of all the housing units in Port Arthur, 7.0% of them were build before 1940.
In Port Arthur, 19.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 4,800 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Port Arthur is $823.
In Port Arthur, 61.8% of households have an active broadband internet connection.