Port Arthur

Population: 54,913Median home value: $64,300 69 Ranks better than 60% of areas
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B+ Port Arthur Amenities Some amenities close to this location
A- Port Arthur Cost of Living Cost of living is 7% lower than Texas
Port Arthur
8416% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Port Arthur cost of living
F Port Arthur Crime Total crime is 44% higher than Texas
Total crime
4,33458% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2458% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-14%Year over year crime is down
Port Arthur crime
F Port Arthur Employment Household income is 42% lower than Texas
Median household income
$32,00342% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$18,51938% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%23% higher than the US average
Port Arthur employment
D- Port Arthur Housing Home value is 55% lower than Texas
Median home value
$64,30065% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$71125% lower than the US average
Home ownership
58%9% lower than the US average
Port Arthur real estate or Port Arthur rentals
C+ Port Arthur Schools HS graduation rate is 11% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
69%16% lower than the US average
School test scores
63%27% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% lower than the US average
Port Arthur K-12 schools or Port Arthur colleges

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.

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Surprised by all that Port Arthur, TX has to Offer

Located right near the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, while not the biggest city in the great state of Texas, does have a lot to offer. We visited in the summer of 2008 to spend time with family, and were surprised by the city. We stayed at a Hampton Inn, which was very nice and reasonably priced. Most of the restaurants in the area were chain establishments, although when we visited the La Hacienda Mexican restaurant we were very surprised by the authentic tasting Mexican food as well as the delicious margaritas.

Everyone in the town of Port Arthur was very friendly, and the city was clean. There were a lot of little shops here and there, most of them selling touristy items, such as figurines made of shells, but others were more for local shoppers. One of the best experienced we had while there was visiting The Palms at Pleasure Island, which was a lot of fun for an adult crowd. The Museum of the Gulf Coast was also quite a treat, and provided more information and history than I expected, it was also very well organized and clean, and a great way to spend a few hours in the afternoon.
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Source: The Port Arthur, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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