Port Neches is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 12,655 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Port Neches is the 186th largest community in Texas.
Port Neches is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Port Neches is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Neches who work in office and administrative support (12.39%), sales jobs (10.43%), and management occupations (9.90%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Port Neches spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.00 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, Port Neches is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.12% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Port Neches in 2018 was $37,155, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $148,620 for a family of four. However, Port Neches contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Port Neches is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Port Neches home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Port Neches residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Port Neches also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Port Neches include French, German, Irish, English, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Port Neches is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.