Port Arthur 64 Below average
Port Arthur Livability #1,201 ranked city in Texas#19,251 ranked city in the USARanks better than 34% of areas

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      Living in Port Arthur, TX

      Located in the state of Texas, Port Arthur is a medium-sized city with a population of 54,913 inhabitants. Individuals of White (50%) and Black or African American (38%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Port Arthur are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 32% of the population also speak Spanish.

      Without the right tools, moving to any new area can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Port Arthur, Texas could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. With useful information like crime, weather, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Port Arthur and in the areas around Port Arthur is a much easier task.

      With a livability score of 69/100, Port Arthur is ranked #11,472 in the United States and #1,247 in Texas. If we dig down a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Port Arthur has higher than average scores for the following: amenities (B+), cost of living (A-), weather (B+) and education (C+). There are some categories that Port Arthur ranks poorly for, including: crime (F), employment (F) and housing (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Port Arthur has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      Assuming that Port Arthur meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Port Arthur. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Port Arthur are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Port Arthur come in at $64,300, which is 54.9% lower than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Port Arthur, the home price to income ratio is 2, which is 23.1% lower than the Texas average.

      Port Arthur transportation information

      Statistic Port Arthur Texas National
      Average one way commute22min26min26min
      Workers who drive to work88.1%80.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.0%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.7%1.5%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.7%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home0.7%4.3%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Port Arthur, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).