Port Arthur, Texas Population 2020

54,766
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Port Arthur is a city located in Texas. With a 2020 population of 54,766, it is the 65th largest city in Texas and the 718th largest city in the United States. Port Arthur is currently declining at a rate of -0.23% annually but its population has increased by 1.76% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 53,818 in 2010. Port Arthur reached it's highest population of 66,766 in 1960. Spanning over 144 miles, Port Arthur has a population density of 712 people per square mile.

The average household income in Port Arthur is $49,787 with a poverty rate of 27.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $787 per month, and the median house value is $65,700. The median age in Port Arthur is 34.2 years, 34.1 years for males, and 34.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.9 males.

Port Arthur Demographics

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

  • White: 50.05%
  • Black or African American: 38.19%
  • Asian: 6.77%
  • Other race: 2.59%
  • Two or more races: 1.74%
  • Native American: 0.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Port Arthur, Texas is 54,766, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 55,018.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 53,818.

Port Arthur, Texas Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020403,346-3,090-0.77%
2019406,436-3,090-0.76%
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 Percentage
White27,65050.05%
Black or African American21,10138.19%
Asian3,7406.77%
Some Other Race1,4312.59%
Two or More Races9641.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native3470.63%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander160.03%
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Port Arthur Population Pyramid 2020

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Port Arthur Median Age

34.2


Total

34.1


Male

34.3


Female

Port Arthur Adults

There are 40,236 adults, (6,737 of whom are seniors) in Port Arthur.

Port Arthur Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Port Arthur Sex Ratio

Female

28,491

51.57%

Male

26,758

48.43%

Port Arthur Households and Families

Port Arthur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Port Arthur Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.3%25.7%
Male56.7%43.3%
All56.4%43.6%
Female45.8%54.2%
Non Family43.8%56.2%

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,3012.6956.4
Married7,6403.6774.3
Non Family7,4761.243.8
Female3,9833.4245.8
Male1,2023.2956.7

3.48

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Port Arthur Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,75713.62%
9th to 12th Grade4,21212.06%
High School Graduate12,56635.97%
Some College7,18020.55%
Associates Degree2,0795.95%
Bachelors Degree3,0018.59%
Graduate Degree1,1373.25%
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Port Arthur Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black14,27212,1191,388
Hispanic8,9294,437428
White8,6727,4701,555
Asian2,4121,460615
Other Race851504139
Multiple Races63444854
Native American20015229
Islander1616

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 25.50%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,846$35,573$25,443
Less Than High School$26,276$31,487$16,250
High School Grad$27,236$34,022$20,977
Some College$31,478$39,824$27,099
Bachelors Degree$49,313$53,125$46,534
Graduate Degree$48,333$51,111$47,353

$30,846

Average Earnings

$35,573

Average Male

$25,443

Average Female

Port Arthur Language

Port Arthur Language by Age

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Port Arthur Language

60.03% of Port Arthur residents speak only English, while 39.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.09% of the population.

Port Arthur Poverty

Port Arthur Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black20,7656,84132.94%
Hispanic18,0455,24929.09%
White10,8601,60114.74%
Asian3,7061,01327.33%
Other1,42047333.31%
Multiple96425926.87%
Native3473610.37%

27.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.12%

Male Poverty Rate

29.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Port Arthur

The race most likely to be in poverty in Port Arthur is Other, with 33.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Port Arthur is Native, with 10.37% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.34%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.91%
High School24.17%
Some College17.48%
Bachelors or Greater8.69%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.04%
Male Unemployed35.17%
Female Employed13.64%
Male Employed9.80%

Port Arthur Income

Port Arthur Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,987$49,787
Families$41,590$57,511
Married Families$52,786-
Non Families$23,161$34,724
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Port Arthur Marital Status

Port Arthur Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.5%

Male Marriage Rate

39.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Port Arthur Married by Age and Sex

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Port Arthur 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 Marital Status by Race

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Port Arthur Veterans

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2,515

Number of Veterans

2,303

Male Veterans

212

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam984
First Gulf War408
Korea215
Second Gulf War206
World War II124
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64722
65 to 74620
75+533
35 to 54489
18 to 34151
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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,5069.35%
White9514.91%
Hispanic620.56%
Other232.29%
2 or More223.16%
Asian130.47%

Port Arthur Veterans by Education

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18.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Port Arthur Employment Status

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54%

Labor Force Participation

49.4%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.00%

Born in Texas

77.37%

Native Born

22.63%

Foreign Born

15.36%

Non Citizen

7.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.37% of Port Arthur residents were born in the United States, with 59.00% having been born in Texas. 15.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202054,766-126-0.23%
201954,892-126-0.23%
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%