Port Arthur, Texas

Port Arthur: The most populous city in Jefferson County, Texas. It is located on the Sabine River in southeastern Texas. Port Arthur is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Museum of the Gulf Coast and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas.


Port Arthur is a city located in the county of Jefferson in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 53,818 and a population density of 144 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 53,921 inhabitants.

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Location of Port Arthur on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Port Arthur

Population : 53,921 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Jefferson County
Postal code : 77640–77643
Phone Area Codes : 409
Area : 373.41 km2
Altitude : 7 feet / 2 meters
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 01:43:29 (3rd December 2023)
Density : 144 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.19% (2010-2020)
Weather : 53℉ Mostly Cloudy 7-days weather
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Port Arthur is located at 29°53'7"N 93°56'32"W (29.8851900, -93.9423300).

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Port Arthur forecast: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Northwest wind around 5 mph. more


The population of Port Arthur increased by 0.19% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 53,818 - census
2011 54,905 1.98% estimation process
2012 54,563 -0.63% estimation process
2013 54,719 0.29% estimation process
2014 54,529 -0.35% estimation process
2015 55,378 1.53% estimation process
2016 55,566 0.34% estimation process
2017 55,433 -0.24% estimation process
2018 54,889 -0.99% estimation process
2019 54,280 -1.12% estimation process
2020 53,921 -0.67% estimation process

Port Arthur zip code is 77640. County name: Jefferson, County fips: 48245

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People born in Port Arthur (87)

People born in Port Arthur, including jazz guitarist Zachary Breaux, painter and graphic artist Robert Rauschenberg, golfer and athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias, .


  • Evelyn Keyes (American film actress) she was born in 20/11/1916
  • Amy Acuff (American athlete) she was born in 14/07/1975
  • The Big Bopper (American musician, songwriter, and disc jockey) he was born in 24/10/1930
  • G. W. Bailey (actor) he was born in 27/08/1944
  • Stephen Jackson (American basketball player) he was born in 05/04/1978
  • Leah Rhodes (American costume designer) she was born in 21/07/1902
  • Pimp C (American rapper and record producer from Texas) he was born in 29/12/1973
  • Billy Hadnott (American musician) he was born in 30/11/1914
  • Johnny Preston (American musician) he was born in 18/08/1939
  • Gary Zukav (American writer and revivalist) he was born in 17/10/1942
  • Jimmy Wyble (American guitarist) he was born in 25/01/1922
  • Paul Jones (American professional wrestler and manager) he was born in 16/06/1942
  • Jamaal Charles (American football player) he was born in 27/12/1986
  • Ted Dunbar (American musician) he was born in 17/01/1937
  • C. J. Chenier (American musician) he was born in 28/09/1957
  • Danny Gorrer (Player of American football) he was born in 01/06/1986
  • Bryan Sallier (American basketball player) he was born in 08/11/1969
  • Jimmy Johnson (American football coach, American college football player, American college football coach, Super Bowl champion) he was born in 16/07/1943

Schools in Port Arthur

College & universities near Port Arthur, TX

Code Name City ZIP
226116 Lamar State College-Port Arthur Port Arthur (TX) 77640
226091 Lamar University Beaumont (TX) 77705
441760 Lamar Institute of Technology Beaumont (TX) 77705
434283 Academy of Hair Design-Beaumont Beaumont (TX) 77701-4650
226107 Lamar State College-Orange Orange (TX) 77630

Stations (3)

Amtrak & bus stations near Port Arthur, 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 Port Arthur

Post Office Name City ZIP
Port Arthur Post Office Port Arthur (TX) 77640
Grov Post Office Groves (TX) 77619
Nederland Post Office Nederland (TX) 77627
Port Nech Post Office Port Neches (TX) 77651
Bridge City Post Office Bridge City (TX) 77611

Other cities in Jefferson County

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

City Name Population Title
Beaumont 115,473 The fourth 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

Port Arthur distances to largest Texas cities