Income/capita 38%
Household income 42%
Unemployment 23%
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IndexPort ArthurTexasNational
Income per capita$18,519$27,828$29,829
Median household income$32,003$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$41,761$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,905$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$31,093$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$19,321$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate5.7%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level29.3%16.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Port Arthur is 38% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Port Arthur is 42% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Port Arthur is 23% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Port Arthur is 94% higher than the national average

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      Port Arthur employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry30.8%3.9%
      Manufacturing sector18.1%1.3%
      Financial & insurance services0.6%3.3%
      Wholesale & retail services13.3%17.6%
      Public administration2.8%5.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.9%3.6%
      Education, health & social services6.4%34.6%

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      Nederland, TX17,132$64,80117.1%
      Port Neches, TX12,794$60,2058.8%
      Port Arthur, TX54,913$32,00342.2%

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      Hanford, CA54,912$51,2317.4%
      Aloha, OR54,908$67,67322.3%
      Paramount, CA54,941$46,36416.2%
      West Haven, CT54,972$50,8318.1%
      Shoreline, WA55,021$70,39827.3%
      Port Arthur, TX54,913$32,00342.2%
      Source: The Port Arthur, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).