Port Arthur is a city located in Jefferson County Texas. Port Arthur has a 2020 population of 56,483. Port Arthur is currently growing at a rate of 0.39% annually and its population has increased by 0.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 56,039 in 2010.
The average household income in Port Arthur is $51,115 with a poverty rate of 26.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $826 per month, and the median house value is $68,700. The median age in Port Arthur is 34.5 years, 34.2 years for males, and 35 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Port Arthurwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 86.73%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 25.94%.
64.32% of Port Arthur residents speak only English, while 35.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 29.30% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Port Arthur is Black, with 30.44% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Port Arthur is Multiple, with 13.56% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.00%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Port Arthur
79.98% of Port Arthur residents were born in the United States, with 61.98% having been born in Texas. 13.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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