Port Arthur, Texas Population 2019

Port Arthur, Texas's estimated population is 55,018 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Port Arthur, Texas is the 63rd largest city in Texas based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 715.25 people/mi² (276.16 people/km²).

The overall median age is 33.6 years, 34.1 years for males, and 33 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.4 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were households in the city, with an average size of 2.67 people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was %, with a median rent of $/month. The median house has rooms, and has a value of $.

The median income for households in Port Arthur, Texas is $32,571, while the mean household income is $47,628.

Port Arthur Tx Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Port Arthur Tx was:

  • White: 49.85%
  • Black or African American: 39.04%
  • Asian: 6.49%
  • Other race: 2.23%
  • Two or more races: 1.80%
  • Native American: 0.57%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%

How Many People Live in Port Arthur, Texas?

55,018
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201855,018-526-0.95%
201755,544-126-0.23%
201655,6702210.40%
201555,4498841.62%
201454,565-181-0.33%
201354,7461720.32%
201254,574-332-0.60%
201154,9064010.74%
201054,505-3,250-0.58%
200057,755-969-0.17%
199058,724-2,527-0.42%
198061,2513,8800.66%
197057,371-9,395-1.51%
196066,7669,2361.50%
195057,53011,3902.23%
194046,140-4,762-0.98%
193050,90228,6518.63%
192022,25114,58811.25%
19107,6630.00%
Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2018409,526-3,090-0.75%
2017412,6161,3530.33%
2016411,2632,1650.53%
2015409,0983,1340.77%
2014405,9644000.10%
2013405,5641,5290.38%
2012404,035-1,374-0.34%
2011405,4091,7020.42%
2010403,7070.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White27,505
Black or African American21,542
Asian3,581
Some Other Race1,230
Two or More Races995
American Indian and Alaska Native313
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander11

Port Arthur Tx Population Pyramid 2019

Port Arthur Tx Median Age

33.6


Total

34.1


Male

33


Female

Port Arthur Tx Adults

There are 39,616 adults, (6,614 of whom are seniors) in Port Arthur Tx.

Port Arthur Tx Age Dependency

67.2

Age Dependency Ratio

20

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Port Arthur Tx Sex Ratio

Female

28,527

51.70%

Male

26,650

48.30%

Port Arthur Tx Households and Families

Port Arthur Tx Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Port Arthur Tx Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.6%24.4%
Male57.2%42.8%
All56.2%43.8%
Female43.9%56.1%
Non Family43.7%56.3%

56.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,3732.6756.2
Non Family7,8851.1943.7
Married7,5113.6975.6
Female3,8423.5643.9
Male1,1353.2657.2

3.54

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Port Arthur Tx Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,59913.30%
9th to 12th Grade4,65713.46%
High School Graduate12,29035.53%
Some College6,77219.58%
Associates Degree2,3316.74%
Bachelors Degree2,8218.16%
Graduate Degree1,1193.24%

Port Arthur Tx Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black14,30912,0081,383
White8,9797,4791,506
Hispanic8,2303,917364
Asian2,3451,366518
Other Race70535756
Multiple Races66248085
Native American22216333
Islander1111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 22.09%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,069$33,240$24,576
Less Than High School$24,049$30,528$15,279
High School Grad$26,028$30,765$19,987
Some College$30,773$38,010$26,791
Bachelors Degree$47,589$51,618$46,392
Graduate Degree$49,243$49,375$49,125

$30,069

Average Earnings

$33,240

Average Male

$24,576

Average Female

Port Arthur Tx Language

Port Arthur Tx Language by Age

Port Arthur Tx Language

60.82% of Port Arthur Tx residents speak only English, while 39.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.30% of the population.

Port Arthur Tx Poverty

Port Arthur Tx Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black21,1667,43535.13%
Hispanic17,1575,53932.28%
White11,3792,38920.99%
Asian3,5631,00528.21%
Other1,23043735.53%
Multiple99427027.16%
Native3136119.49%

30.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.88%

Male Poverty Rate

33.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Port Arthur Tx

The race most likely to be in poverty in Port Arthur Tx is Other, with 35.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Port Arthur Tx is Native, with 19.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.96%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.34%
High School25.03%
Some College19.21%
Bachelors or Greater8.12%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.88%
Male Unemployed38.46%
Female Employed17.38%
Male Employed10.36%

Port Arthur Tx Income

Port Arthur Tx Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,571$47,628
Families$40,133$55,726
Married Families$51,286-
Non Families$21,844$32,553

Port Arthur Tx Marital Status

Port Arthur Tx Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.4%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Port Arthur Tx Married by Age and Sex

Port Arthur Tx Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Port Arthur Tx Marital Status by Race

Port Arthur Tx Veterans

2,643

Number of Veterans

2,437

Male Veterans

206

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,099
First Gulf War398
Korea270
Second Gulf War201
World War II145

Port Arthur Tx Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,5279.50%
White1,0715.62%
Hispanic1591.52%
Other182.15%
Asian140.53%
2 or More131.79%

Port Arthur Tx Veterans by Education

16.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Port Arthur Tx Employment Status

53.6%

Labor Force Participation

48.6%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Port Arthur Tx Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

59.59%

Born in Texas

78.10%

Native Born

21.90%

Foreign Born

14.99%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

78.10% of Port Arthur Tx residents were born in the United States, with 59.59% having been born in Texas. 14.99% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.