Port Arthur, Texas Population 2021

53,062
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Port Arthur is a city located in Texas. With a 2020 population of 53,062, it is the 67th largest city in Texas and the 749th largest city in the United States. Port Arthur is currently declining at a rate of -1.13% annually and its population has decreased by -1.40% 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 690 people per square mile.

The average household income in Port Arthur is $51,115 with a poverty rate of 27.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $823 per month, and the median house value is $65,800. The median age in Port Arthur is 34.5 years, 34.2 years for males, and 35 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.5 males.

Port Arthur Demographics

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

  • White: 49.98%
  • Black or African American: 38.22%
  • Asian: 7.26%
  • Other race: 2.29%
  • Two or more races: 1.59%
  • Native American: 0.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Port Arthur, Texas is 53,062, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 54,889.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 53,818.

Port Arthur, Texas Population 2021

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021390,059-1,252-0.32%
2020391,311-1,252-0.32%
2019392,563-1,252-0.32%
2018393,815-4,314-1.10%
2017398,1291,5900.40%
2016396,5391,7140.43%
2015394,8253,1740.80%
2014391,6514560.12%
2013391,1951,5810.40%
2012389,614-1,291-0.33%
2011390,9051,6540.42%
2010389,2510.00%

Port Arthur Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White27,54649.98%
Black or African American21,06238.22%
Asian4,0007.26%
Some Other Race1,2612.29%
Two or More Races8781.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native3040.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander580.11%
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Port Arthur Population by Race

Port Arthur Population Pyramid 2021

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Port Arthur Median Age

34.5


Total

34.2


Male

35


Female

Port Arthur Adults

There are 40,174 adults, (7,024 of whom are seniors) in Port Arthur.

Port Arthur Age Dependency

66.2

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Port Arthur Sex Ratio

Female

28,329

51.41%

Male

26,780

48.59%

Port Arthur Population by Age

Port Arthur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Port Arthur Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.6%24.4%
Male59.8%40.2%
All57.7%42.3%
Non Family45.8%54.2%
Female43.4%56.6%

57.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Port Arthur Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,0102.7257.7
Married7,7413.6775.6
Non Family7,2001.1845.8
Female3,8283.4743.4
Male1,2413.4259.8

3.5

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

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Port Arthur Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,76613.75%
9th to 12th Grade4,46012.86%
High School Graduate11,95334.48%
Some College7,49121.61%
Associates Degree1,9475.62%
Bachelors Degree2,9118.40%
Graduate Degree1,1413.29%
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Port Arthur Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Port Arthur Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black14,05011,9411,505
Hispanic9,5144,660523
White7,9826,8051,250
Asian2,5991,605661
Other Race775478120
Multiple Races57047040
Native American21116224
Islander3111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.25%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 25.43%.

Port Arthur Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,207$36,381$25,265
Less Than High School$28,119$32,474$17,682
High School Grad$28,428$35,227$20,805
Some College$31,713$40,691$28,891
Bachelors Degree$44,652$49,135$44,063
Graduate Degree$49,545$43,750$50,104

$31,207

Average Earnings

$36,381

Average Male

$25,265

Average Female

Port Arthur Earnings by Educational Attainment

Port Arthur Language by Age

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Port Arthur Language

59.25% of Port Arthur residents speak only English, while 40.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.83% of the population.

Port Arthur Language

Port Arthur Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black20,6706,84833.13%
Hispanic18,9094,96626.26%
White10,0041,50014.99%
Asian3,9741,22830.90%
Other1,24840432.37%
Multiple87822525.63%
Native3044715.46%

27.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.16%

Male Poverty Rate

29.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Port Arthur

The race most likely to be in poverty in Port Arthur is Black, with 33.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Port Arthur is White, with 14.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.25%.

Port Arthur Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.82%
Some College21.50%
High School20.78%
Bachelors or Greater10.65%

Port Arthur Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.55%
Male Unemployed40.70%
Female Employed14.49%
Male Employed10.18%

Port Arthur Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Port Arthur Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,557$51,115
Families$44,115$58,822
Married Families$56,304-
Non Families$24,280$35,498
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Income by Household Type

Port Arthur Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.9%

Male Marriage Rate

38.9%

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 Marital Status

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2,354

Number of Veterans

2,221

Male Veterans

133

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam984
First Gulf War429
Second Gulf War260
Korea160
World War II124

Port Arthur Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74642
55 to 64593
35 to 54497
75+460
18 to 34162

Port Arthur Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,4929.36%
White7814.02%
Hispanic650.55%
Asian381.29%
2 or More264.11%
Other171.91%

Port Arthur Veterans by Race

Port Arthur Veterans by Education

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16.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Port Arthur Veterans by Education

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53.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Port Arthur Employment by Age

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Port Arthur Employment by Race

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Port Arthur Employment by Education

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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58.42%

Born in Texas

76.82%

Native Born

23.18%

Foreign Born

15.60%

Non Citizen

7.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

76.82% of Port Arthur residents were born in the United States, with 58.42% having been born in Texas. 15.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Port Arthur Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202153,062-609-1.13%
202053,671-609-1.12%
201954,280-609-1.11%
201854,889-544-0.98%
201755,433-133-0.24%
201655,5661880.34%
201555,3788491.56%
201454,529-190-0.35%
201354,7191560.29%
201254,563-342-0.62%
201154,9054050.74%
201054,500-3,255-0.58%
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%

Port Arthur Population by Year