Port Neches, Texas Population 2021

12,489
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Port Neches is a city located in Jefferson County Texas. With a 2020 population of 12,489, it is the 209th largest city in Texas and the 2635th largest city in the United States . Port Neches is currently declining at a rate of -0.66% annually and its population has decreased by -4.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,040 in 2010. Port Neches reached it's highest population of 13,944 in 1980. Spanning over 9 miles, Port Neches has a population density of 1,447 people per square mile.

The average household income in Port Neches is $95,152 with a poverty rate of 10.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $996 per month, and the median house value is $165,900. The median age in Port Neches is 40.2 years, 40.1 years for males, and 40.3 years for females.

Port Neches Demographics

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

  • White: 88.28%
  • Asian: 3.45%
  • Two or more races: 3.44%
  • Black or African American: 3.29%
  • Other race: 1.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.19%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Port Neches, Texas is 12,489 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,738.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,040.

Port Neches, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,28488.28%
Asian4413.45%
Two or More Races4403.44%
Black or African American4213.29%
Some Other Race1721.35%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander240.19%
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Port Neches Population by Race

Port Neches Population Pyramid $2021

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Port Neches Median Age

40.2


Total

40.1


Male

40.3


Female

Port Neches Adults

There are 9,732 adults, (2,218 of whom are seniors) in Port Neches.

Port Neches Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Port Neches Sex Ratio

Female

6,501

50.86%

Male

6,281

49.14%

Port Neches Population by Age

Port Neches Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Port Neches Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male89.1%10.9%
Married82%18%
All74.8%25.2%
Non Family63.2%36.8%
Female62.7%37.3%

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Port Neches Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,9362.5974.8
Married2,9933.0682
Non Family1,3361.263.2
Female5523.3462.7
Male553.1889.1

3.05

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

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Port Neches Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2793.20%
9th to 12th Grade3814.37%
High School Graduate2,24425.73%
Some College2,35927.05%
Associates Degree1,18013.53%
Bachelors Degree1,42416.33%
Graduate Degree8549.79%
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Port Neches Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Port Neches Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,3637,0532,133
Hispanic79763388
Asian25410257
Black175175
2+ Races12894
Other Race1028623
Islander2424

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.97%.

Port Neches Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,138$63,339$37,670
Less Than 9th Grade$27,083$30,964$19,050
High School Graduate$35,700$48,589$22,398
Some College$51,423$67,340$35,357
Bachelors Degree$50,466$85,759$44,131
Graduate Degree$77,636$119,943$56,681

$48,138

Average Earnings

$63,339

Average Male

$37,670

Average Female

Port Neches Earnings by Educational Attainment

Port Neches Language by Age

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Port Neches Language

90.11% of Port Neches residents speak only English, while 9.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.25% of the population.

Port Neches Language

Port Neches Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,0346886.86%
Hispanic1,42735624.95%
Asian44122951.93%
Multiple4408519.32%

10.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.11%

Male Poverty Rate

13.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Port Neches

The race most likely to be in poverty in Port Neches is Asian, with 51.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Port Neches is White, with 6.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.78%.

Port Neches Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.58%
High School9.18%
Bachelors or Greater7.59%
Some College4.49%

Port Neches Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed25.56%
Female Employed7.11%
Male Unemployed4.47%
Male Employed3.91%

Port Neches Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Port Neches Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,740$95,152
Families$83,613$109,454
Married Families$93,025-
Non Families$48,099$51,952
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Income by Household Type

Port Neches Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

61.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.4%

Male Marriage Rate

61.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Port Neches Married by Age and Sex

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Port Neches 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 Neches Marital Status by Race

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Port Neches Marital Status

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914

Number of Veterans

854

Male Veterans

60

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam302
Second Gulf War168
First Gulf War117
Korea112
World War II27

Port Neches Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+281
65 to 74222
35 to 54205
18 to 34106
55 to 64100

Port Neches Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8529.70%
Hispanic798.61%
Asian5117.00%
Other Race119.24%

Port Neches Veterans by Race

Port Neches Veterans by Education

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9.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Port Neches Veterans by Education

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60.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Port Neches Employment by Age

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Port Neches Employment by Race

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Port Neches 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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72.45%

Born in Port Neches

93.89%

Native Born

6.11%

Foreign Born

3.81%

Non Citizen

2.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.89% of Port Neches residents were born in the United States, with 72.45% having been born in Texas. 3.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Port Neches Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,489-83-0.66%
202012,572-83-0.66%
201912,655-83-0.65%
201812,738-103-0.80%
201712,8410.00%
201612,841390.30%
201512,802290.23%
201412,773-40-0.31%
201312,813-22-0.17%
201212,835-138-1.06%
201112,973-43-0.33%
201013,016-585-0.44%
200013,6016270.47%
199012,974-970-0.72%
198013,9443,0502.50%
197010,8942,1982.28%
19608,6963,2484.79%
19505,4480.00%

Port Neches Population by Year