Port Arthur is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 54,280 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Port Arthur is the 59th largest community in Texas.
Port Arthur is a blue-collar town, with 41.43% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Port Arthur is a city of service providers, construction workers and builders, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Arthur who work in sales jobs (10.57%), office and administrative support (7.50%), and food service (5.98%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Port Arthur is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Port Arthur is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In Port Arthur, just 11.69% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Port Arthur in 2018 was $19,563, which is lower middle income relative to Texas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,252 for a family of four. However, Port Arthur contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Port Arthur is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Port Arthur home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port Arthur residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Port Arthur also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 34.52% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Port Arthur include French, Irish, German, English, and French Canadian.
In addition, Port Arthur has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.18%).
The most common language spoken in Port Arthur is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.