Sour Lake, Texas 

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Population

1,901

-1.1% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.0%

Median Income

$41,450

Median Home Price

$198,000

Best Places to Live in Sour Lake, Texas

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

Sour Lake, TX Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Outdoor recreation
Revitalized downtown
Cost of living
Cons
Uncertain hurricane effects
Industrial landscape
Hot, humid summers

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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Country: United States
State: Texas
County: Hardin County
Metro Area: Beaumont-Port Arthur Metro Area
Political Ideology: Strongly conservative
City: Sour Lake
Zip Codes: 77659
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 16 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Sour Lake is 5.0% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Negative. Sour Lake jobs have decreased by 0.1%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Sour Lake's cost of living is 6.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Sour Lake's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
Hardin county voted Republican in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Sour Lake's population is 1,901 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 1.1%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 27.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Sour Lake is Real Estate: $198,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.8%.

SCHOOLS
Sour Lake public schools spend $9,095 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.8 students per teacher in Sour Lake. More Education



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Housing Market in Sour Lake

It's a good time to buy in Sour Lake. Home Appreciation is up 10.8% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Sour Lake is $198,000.

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