Port Arthur, Texas 

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Population

55,177

+2.8% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

9.3%

Best Places to Live in Port Arthur, Texas

Small city complex - Extreme southeast Texas near Gulf Coast and Louisiana border. April, October and March are the most pleasant months in Port Arthur, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Outdoor recreation
-Revitalized downtown
-Cost of living
Cons
-Uncertain hurricane effects
-Industrial landscape
-Hot, humid summers

Local Listings in Port Arthur
 $139,000 
2539 64th St
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1152 SqFt
 $175,900 
2400 Evergreen Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 2460 SqFt
 $435,000 
4449 Sherylwood Ct
Bed 6 | Bath 5 | 3878 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Beaumont-Port Arthur Metro Area

The towns of Beaumont and Port Arthur are located 20 miles apart in extreme southeast Texas. Port Arthur is located on Sabine Lake, a body of water deep enough to support ocean shipping and connected to the Gulf by a canal. Beaumont is inland. The area’s destiny changed in 1901 when the first oil well blew in the nearby Spindletop field, and it changed again in September 2005 when Hurricane Rita swept through the area. The 1901 event turned the area from a quiet lumber and port town into a thriving oil and gas economy, with one of the largest concentrations of oil refineries, oil, and petrochemical-related businesses in the state.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Port Arthur
Zip Codes: 77642 77640 77655
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 16 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Port Arthur is 9.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Negative. Port Arthur jobs have decreased by 0.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Port Arthur's cost of living is 22.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Port Arthur's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
April, October and March are the most pleasant months in Port Arthur, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Jefferson county flipped Republican in the last Presidential election, after voting Democratic in the previous four. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Port Arthur's population is 55,177 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 2.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Port Arthur is $62,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.8%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Port Arthur public schools spend $10,951 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.8 students per teacher in Port Arthur. More Education


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Housing Market in Port Arthur

It's a good time to buy in Port Arthur. Home Appreciation is up 14.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Port Arthur Real Estate

The median home price in Port Arthur is $62,700. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Port Arthur   9 Reviews
port arthur ace hole capital of the world - 7/28/2015
Port arthur and surrounding areas CONS: hot and very humid summers cant go outside during summer hungry mosquitos chase you. Most pdople on the road especially with... Read More

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Slow grind - 2/14/2015
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Pierre - 4/26/2014
I live in the Port Acres area of Port Arthur and I like the rural area very much. I do have to wonder what kind of hallucinogenic drugs he had used prior to writing his... Read More


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77642 77640 77655

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NEW LISTINGS IN PORT ARTHUR
$139,000
2539 64th St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$175,900
2400 Evergreen Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$435,000
4449 Sherylwood Ct
Bed 6 | Bath 5

$219,900
3945 Lake Arthur Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$70,000
4836 Redbird St
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$85,000
2049 Stanley Blvd
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$227,000
3148 Birchwood
Bed 3 | Bath 4

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