Port Arthur, Texas Population 2022

56,483
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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.

Port Arthur Demographics

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

  • White: 43.01%
  • Black or African American: 42.18%
  • Asian: 6.47%
  • Two or more races: 4.09%
  • Other race: 3.59%
  • Native American: 0.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
The current population of Port Arthur, Texas is 56,483 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 56,039.

Port Arthur, Texas Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Port Arthur Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,53043.01%
Black or African American23,07442.18%
American Indian and Alaska Native3020.55%
Asian3,5406.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander580.11%
Some Other Race1,9623.59%
Two or More Races2,2394.09%
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Port Arthur Population by Race

Port Arthur Population Pyramid 2022

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Port Arthur Median Age

34


Total

33


Male

34.6


Female

Port Arthur Adults

There are 39,350 adults, (7,002 of whom are seniors) in Port Arthur.

Port Arthur Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Port Arthur Sex Ratio

Female

28,032

51.24%

Male

26,673

48.76%

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
Married74.4%25.6%
Male60.8%39.2%
All56.6%43.4%
Non Family46.2%53.8%
Female43.6%56.4%

56.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Port Arthur Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,5992.6256.6
Married7,4063.674.4
Male1,1953.1360.8
Female4,3433.4443.6
Non Family7,6551.1446.2

3.39

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Port Arthur Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,25412.23%
9th to 12th Grade4,27012.28%
High School Graduate12,25035.22%
Some College7,70322.15%
Associates Degree2,4126.94%
Bachelors Degree2,5567.35%
Graduate Degree1,3343.84%
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Port Arthur Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Port Arthur Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian2,2781,389591
Other Race1,222756219
White7,8276,7781,097
Black15,14213,1321,553
Native American19512918
2+ Races1,13471673
Hispanic9,2004,651523
Islander3212

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%.

Port Arthur Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,497$38,803$26,983
Less Than 9th Grade$25,891$31,284$17,185
High School Graduate$29,019$36,367$21,130
Some College$35,966$48,071$32,341
Bachelors Degree$54,135$65,326$42,941
Graduate Degree$52,052$$51,626

$32,497

Average Earnings

$38,803

Average Male

$26,983

Average Female

Port Arthur Earnings by Educational Attainment

Port Arthur Language by Age

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Port Arthur Language

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.

Port Arthur Language

Port Arthur Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black22,5166,85330.44%
Asian3,5171,05830.08%
Hispanic17,4114,86727.95%
White9,7601,51115.48%
Native302299.60%
Other556NaN%
Multiple2,23430313.56%

26.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.81%

Male Poverty Rate

28.59%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Port Arthur

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%.

Port Arthur Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.29%
High School19.66%
Some College18.17%
Bachelors or Greater11.32%

Port Arthur Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed9.29%
Male Unemployed29.94%
Female Employed12.28%
Female Unemployed63.97%

Port Arthur Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Port Arthur Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,794$53,009
Families$45,668$62,002
Married Families$58,835-
Non Families$24,538$35,781
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Income by Household Type

Port Arthur Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

38.0%

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 45-54, 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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2,216

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War329
First Gulf War523
Vietnam831
Korea93
World War II87

Port Arthur Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34170
35 to 54585
55 to 64449
65 to 74522
75+490

Port Arthur Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7714.58%
Black1,3658.03%
Asian110.44%
Other Race261.91%
2+ Races433.35%
Hispanic740.68%

Port Arthur Veterans by Race

Port Arthur Veterans by Education

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12.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Port Arthur Veterans by Education

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53.1%

Labor Force Participation

48.5%

Employment Rate

8.6%

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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61.98%

Born in Port Arthur

79.98%

Native Born

20.02%

Foreign Born

13.63%

Non Citizen

6.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Port Arthur Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19107,6630.00%
192022,25114,58811.25%
193050,90228,6518.63%
194046,140-4,762-0.98%
195057,53011,3902.23%
196066,7669,2361.50%
197057,371-9,395-1.51%
198061,2513,8800.66%
199058,724-2,527-0.42%
200057,755-969-0.17%
201053,818-3,937-0.70%
201154,0402220.41%
201254,2622220.41%
201354,4842220.41%
201454,7062220.41%
201554,9282220.41%
201655,1502220.40%
201755,3722220.40%
201855,5942220.40%
201955,8162220.40%
202056,0392230.40%
202156,2612220.40%
202256,4832220.39%

Port Arthur Population by Year