Statewide Claims to Fame

Port Arthur is 13th in Texas out of 389 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Port Arthur is 18th in Texas out of 389 other cities in Size in square miles

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Port Arthur Rank Texas US
Current population (2012) 54,010 58th 26,059,203 313,914,040
Size in square miles 76.9 18th 261,231.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 699.8 345th 96.3 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Port Arthur Rank Texas US
Residents younger than 5 8.0% 184th 7.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 27.0% 228th 26.8% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.3% 129th 10.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Port Arthur Rank Texas US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 73.8% 276th 80.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 10.3% 329th 26.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Port Arthur Rank Texas US
Race - White 36.1% 380th 80.6% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 40.7% 13th 12.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.7% 160th 1.0% 1.2%
Race - Asian 5.9% 42nd 4.2% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 326th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.4% 213th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 29.6% 178th 38.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 22.8% 320th 44.5% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Port Arthur Rank Texas US
Female residents 50.8% 258th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 18.5% 90th 16.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Port Arthur Rank Texas US
Housing units 23,577 52nd 10,098,750 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 22.5% 109th 24.0% 25.9%
Households 20,066 57th 8,667,807 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 61.2% 265th 64.5% 66.1%
Home median value $62,600 339th $126,400 $186,200
People per household 2.6 270th 2.8 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Port Arthur Rank Texas US
Income per capita $17,874 287th $25,548 $27,915
Income per household $32,178 338th $50,920 $52,762
Income below poverty line 26.0% 74th 17.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Port Arthur Rank Texas US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,990 100th 2,164,852 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,078,262 56th $311,334,781 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $19,567 97th $13,061 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $73,570 75th $42,054,592 $613,795,732

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