Port Arthur City PUMA, TX

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2021 Population
142,012
4.19% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
37.4
0.538% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
15.8%
7.73% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$57,201
7.61% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$129,100
9.04% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
52,372
3.68% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Port Arthur City PUMA, TX had a population of 142k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $57,201. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Port Arthur City PUMA, TX grew from 136,302 to 142,012, a 4.19% increase and its median household income grew from $53,157 to $57,201, a 7.61% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (46.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.1%), White (Hispanic) (13.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.26%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.11%).

23.9% of the households in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92% of the residents in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jefferson County (Outside Beaumont City)--Port Arthur City PUMA, TX are Lamar State College-Port Arthur (527 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX was $129,100, and the homeownership rate was 68.9%.

Most people in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Port Arthur City PUMA, TX is home to a population of 142k people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2021, 12.7% of Port Arthur City PUMA, TX residents were born outside of the country (18k people).

In 2021, there were 2.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (66.6k people) in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 19.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX are Spanish (25,612 households), Vietnamese (3,008 households), and Hindi (521 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
66,330
Women
46.7%
75,660
Men
53.3%

The resident population of United States in 2021 was 141,990 inhabitants, with 53.3% men, and 46.7% women.

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Citizenship

92%
2021 Citizenship
91.9%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 92% of Port Arthur City PUMA, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX was 91.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    66.6k ± 1.41k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    32.8k ± 1.49k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    19.4k ± 1.68k
23.9%
Hispanic Population
33.9k people

In 2021, there were 2.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (66.6k people) in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 19.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.9% of the people in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX are hispanic (33.9k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    10,251 ± 2,394 people
  2. Vietnam
    2,320 ± 1,173 people
  3. Honduras
    968 ± 761 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Port Arthur City PUMA, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 10,251 Port Arthur City PUMA, TX residents, followed by Vietnam with 2,320 and Honduras with 968.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
18k people
12.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
16.7k people

As of 2021, 12.7% of Port Arthur City PUMA, TX residents (18k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX was 12.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    25,612 households (19.3%)
  2. Vietnamese
    3,008 households (2.26%)
  3. Hindi
    521 households (0.392%)

23.9% of the households in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2021, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX was Spanish. 19.3% of the households in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,279 ± 338
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,330 ± 281
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,233 ± 309

Port Arthur City PUMA, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Port Arthur City PUMA, TX employs 52.4k people. The largest industries in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX are Construction (8,635 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,716 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,188 people), and the highest paying industries are Natural gas distribution ($153,805), Water transportation ($138,276), and Computer Systems Design ($103,970).

Males in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,760. The income inequality in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.434, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
22,379
Women
44.3%
28,132
Men
55.7%

The workforce of Port Arthur City PUMA, TX in 2020 was 50,511 people, with 44.3% woman, and 55.7% men.

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Occupations

52.4k
2021 Value
3.68%
1 Year growth
± 3.68%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX grew at a rate of 3.68%, from 50.5k employees to 52.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX, are Construction laborers (1,642 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,558 people), and Cashiers (1,479 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Port Arthur City PUMA, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

52.4k
2021 Value
3.68%
1 Year growth
± 3.68%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX grew at a rate of 3.68%, from 50.5k employees to 52.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX, are Construction (8,635 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,716 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,188 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Port Arthur City PUMA, TX, though some of these residents may live in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,485
Median earning men ± $1,842
$32,474
Median earning women ± $1,881

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Manufacturing ($73,132), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,074), and Public Administration ($64,867).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Manufacturing ($60,097), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,113), and Information ($47,390).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Texas. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $255B
  2. $212B
  3. $180B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Electronics with $255B, followed by Gasoline ($212B) and Fuel oils ($180B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in Texas
$4.54T
Projected 2050 Value in Texas
101% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 101% to $4.54T by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $77.7B
  2. $68.4B
  3. $58.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $77.7B, followed by California with $68.4B and Michigan and $58.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

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In 2021, universities in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX awarded 527 degrees. The student population of Port Arthur City PUMA, TX in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 853 male students and 1,508 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX are White (173 and 32.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (172 and 32.6%), Black or African American (137 and 26%), and Asian (31 and 5.88%).

The largest universities in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX by number of degrees awarded are Lamar State College-Port Arthur (527 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Jefferson County (Outside Beaumont City)--Port Arthur City PUMA, TX are General Studies (102 and 19.4%), Chemical Technology (64 and 12.1%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (64 and 12.1%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 2,361 students enrolled in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX, 36.1% men and 63.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 874 records, of which 62.4% were women and 37.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 102 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded
  3. 40 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Jefferson County (Outside Beaumont City)--Port Arthur City PUMA, TX was General Studies with 102 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
527 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lamar State College-Port Arthur with 527 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 149 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX, which is 0.394 times less than the 378 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 173 degrees mean that there were 1.01 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 172 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($570) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2021, 1.33% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.6% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Port Arthur City PUMA, TX in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (37.7k), Some college (28.9k), and Secondary Education (18.4k).

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The median property value in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX was $129,100 in 2021, which is 0.527 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $118,400 to $129,100, a 9.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX is 68.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX have an average commute time of 21.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX is $57,201. In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX was Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX with a value of $145,244, followed by Austin City (Northwest) PUMA, TX and Frisco City (East) & Prosper Town PUMA, TX, with respective values of $138,393 and $128,526.

Property

$129,100
Median Property Value 2021
±$5,376
$294,149
Median Property Taxes
±$3,585

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Rent vs Own

68.9%
Homeownership
2021
66%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 68.9% of the housing units in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.6%.

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Income by Location

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In 2021, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX was Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX with a value of $145,244, followed by Austin City (Northwest) PUMA, TX and Frisco City (East) & Prosper Town PUMA, TX, with respective values of $138,393 and $128,526.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,201
Median Household Income
± $2,319
47.8k
Number of Households
± 1,802

In 2021, the median household income of the 47.8k households in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX grew to $57,201 from the previous year's value of $53,157.

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Wage Distribution

0.434
2021 Wage GINI in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX
0.434
2020 Wage GINI in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX

In 2021, the income inequality in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX was 0.434 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0637% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Port Arthur City PUMA, TX was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (89%)
  2. Carpooled (6.96%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.95%)

In 2021, 89% of workers in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.96%) and those who worked at home (1.95%).

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Commute Time

21.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX have a shorter commute time (21.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.61% of the workforce in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX (20.3k out of 129k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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78.7% of the population of Port Arthur City PUMA, TX has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 15.5% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 9.28% on non-group plans, and 1.17% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Texas see 1629 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 759 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,629 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Texas

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,629 patients per year. This represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1,642 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.9% under 18 years, 20.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

21.3%
Uninsured
41.2%
Employer Coverage
15.5%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
9.28%
Non-Group
1.17%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Port Arthur City PUMA, TX grew by 9.45% from 19.5% to 21.3%.

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