Beaumont, Texas

Beaumont: The fourth most populous city in Jefferson County, Texas. It is located on the Neches River in southeastern Texas. Beaumont is known for its many oil and gas companies, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Beaumont Civic Center and the Beaumont Museum of Art.


Beaumont is a city located in the county of Jefferson in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 118,296 and a population density of 537 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 115,473 inhabitants.

The city was created 188 years ago in 1834.

Beaumont is a city in southeast Texas near the Louisiana border. Located in Jefferson and Orange counties, it has a population of over 115,000 residents.


Beaumont originated in the 1840s around sawmills and a port town on the Neches River. Lumber baron John Henry Kirby helped drive early growth.

Spindletop, one of the most significant early oil discoveries in 1901, turned Beaumont into a center for Texas petrochemical production for decades after.

The boom and bust oil economy has shaped the city alongside lumber, shipbuilding, and agriculture. Recent years have seen diversification into retail, healthcare, and services.


Major employers today are the Beaumont Independent School District, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, ExxonMobil, and Christus Health System.

The city has large medical facilities, retail development, and an affordable cost of living that attract new residents and investment. Transportation links support the economy.


Popular sites reflecting Beaumont's heritage are the Texas Energy Museum, McFaddin-Ward Historic House, and Spindletop Boomtown Museum.

The city has nature areas like the Big Thicket National Preserve nearby. Events like Boomtown Film & Music Festival showcase local talent.


Beaumont has weathered economic ups and downs over the decades while retaining its Texas spirit, hospitality, and energy sector leadership. A bright future lies ahead.

Beaumont locator map
Location of Beaumont on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Beaumont

Population : 115,473 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Jefferson County
Phone Area Codes : 409
Area : 220.3 km2
Altitude : 16 feet / 5 meters
Capital city : Beaumont is capital of Jefferson County
Establishment : January 01, 1835 (188 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 05:25:51 (23rd September 2023)
Postal code : 77701
Density : 524 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.44% (2010-2020)
Weather : 93℉ Mostly Sunny then Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather
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Beaumont is located at 30°5'10"N 94°6'7"W (30.0860500, -94.1018500).

Beaumont map


Beaumont forecast: A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 99. Southeast wind 0 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. more


According to census records, the population of Beaumont decreased by 2.44% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 118,296 - census
2011 117,908 -0.33% estimation process
2012 117,033 -0.75% estimation process
2013 118,068 0.88% estimation process
2014 117,812 -0.22% estimation process
2015 118,603 0.67% estimation process
2016 118,734 0.11% estimation process
2017 118,953 0.18% estimation process
2018 117,667 -1.09% estimation process
2019 116,825 -0.72% estimation process
2020 115,473 -1.17% estimation process

Beaumont zip code is 77701. County name: Jefferson, County fips: 48245

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People born in Beaumont (187)

People born in Beaumont, including film director Kelly Asbury, NASA astronaut, flew on the first space shuttle mission Robert Crippen, actor and athlete Bubba Smith, .


  • Clay Walker (American Country Musician) he was born in 19/08/1969
  • John Barnes Chance (American composer) he was born in 20/11/1932
  • George Pratt (artist) he was born in 13/10/1960
  • Johnny Winter (American blues guitarist and singer) he was born in 23/02/1944
  • Thomas Gordon Hartley (American botanist (1931-2016)) he was born in 09/01/1931
  • Billie Jo Spears (US country singer) she was born in 14/01/1938
  • Julie Bell (American artist) she was born in 07/10/1958
  • Larry Graham (American bass guitar player) he was born in 14/08/1946
  • Helen Vinson (actress) she was born in 17/09/1905
  • Nick Lampson (American politician) he was born in 14/02/1945
  • Edgar Winter (American recording artist; rock and blues musician) he was born in 28/12/1946
  • Joseph Fiorenza (US Roman Catholic archbishop) he was born in 25/01/1931
  • Mark Damon Espinoza (American actor) he was born in 24/06/1960
  • Barbara Lynn (American rhythm and blues and electric blues guitarist and singer) she was born in 16/01/1942
  • Benny Barnes (American musician) he was born in 01/01/1936
  • Brian Herrington (American composer and music educator) he was born in 03/06/1976
  • L. Q. Jones (actor) he was born in 19/08/1927
  • Walt Davis (American basketball player) he was born in 05/01/1931

Schools in Beaumont

College & universities near Beaumont, TX

Code Name City ZIP
434283 Academy of Hair Design-Beaumont Beaumont (TX) 77701-4650
441760 Lamar Institute of Technology Beaumont (TX) 77705
226091 Lamar University Beaumont (TX) 77705
226116 Lamar State College-Port Arthur Port Arthur (TX) 77640
449807 Southeast Texas Career Institute Silsbee (TX) 77656

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Beaumont, TX

Code Name Address Type
BMT Beaumont 2555 W. Cedar Street RAIL
LCH Lake Charles 100 Ryan Street RAIL
GLS Galveston (Texas Eagle Bus), Texas 25th St. and Strand St. BUS

Post offices near Beaumont

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Beaumon Post Office Beaumont (TX) 77701
South End Post Office Beaumont (TX) 77705
Tobe Hahn Post Office Beaumont (TX) 77706
Beaumon Post Office Beaumont (TX) 77707
Vidor Post Office Vidor (TX) 77662

Other places with the same name (3)

  • Beaumont , California A city in San Bernardino County, California. It is located in the Inland Empire region of the state. Beaumont is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Beaumont Historical Society and the Beaumont Museum. with a population of 51,449 people.
  • Beaumont , Mississippi town of the United States with a population of 894 people.

Other cities in Jefferson County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Jefferson County , TX.

City Name Population Title
Port Arthur 53,921 The most populous city in Jefferson County, Texas.
Nederland 17,184 City in Texas, United States
Groves 15,268 Human settlement in Jefferson County, Texas, United States of America
Port Neches 12,596 City in Jefferson County, Texas, United States
Central Gardens 4,347 Census designated place
Bevil Oaks 1,209 City in Jefferson County, Texas, United States
Pine Island 1,205 Town of the United States
China 1,204 City in Jefferson County, Texas, United States
Nome 592 City in Jefferson County, Texas, United States
Higgins 378 City in the United States
Taylor Landing 237 City in Jefferson County, Texas

Distance to Other Cities

Beaumont distances to largest Texas cities