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Port Arthur, TX

Port Arthur, TX

Port Arthur, TX

Moving to Port Arthur — the Gulf Coast
A small city with a population of 58,000, Port Arthur connects to the Gulf of Mexico through Lake Sabine. This Southeastern corner of Texas meets Louisiana, and is conveniently only about 30 minutes from the larger city of Beaumont, Texas, and 90 miles of Houston, Texas. Connected to the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Sabine is comprised of 90,000 acres of saltwater, making fishing a readily available pastime and supplies fresh fish to local and regional markets.

Economy. One of the major contributors to the area economy is the Port Arthur International Public Port, which is one of Texas’s leading seaports, reaching transit from the sea in less than two hours. Storage facilities, security, and a rail system are available to handle cargo shipments. This significant seaport provides shipping between the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and the European continent. The Port Arthur economy is also supported by area oil refineries that continue to expand.

Weather. The average high reaches 92 degrees in the hot summer months of July and August. The coolest month on average is January, the average low temperature dropping to 43 degrees. Like any city this close to the Gulf Coast, the potential for tropical storms and hurricanes is high. Residents should take the necessary precautions and be aware of storm threats and prepared in advance. The National Hurricane Center provides preparedness guides and advice for creating supply kits.

To start planning your move to Port Arthur, view the relocation information for newcomers.

Port Arthur—Links & Resources
City Website
Chamber of Commerce
Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Public Library
School District

The service center for Port Arthur, TX is located in Houston, TX.

Information about Port Arthur, TX

Est. Population: 53818
County: Jefferson
Latitude: 29.9000
Longitude: -93.9333
Zip Codes: 77640