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Welcome to Port Arthur ...
The city of Port Arthur is located on the Gulf Coast.
Port Arthur is primarily located in Jefferson County<1>. A portion of Port Arthur extends into Orange County.
When the people of Port Arthur refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Port Arthurian<2>
A typical abbreviation for Port Arthur: Prt. Arthur
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Port Arthur has a population of 53,946 people<3> (see below for details).
The community of Port Arthur is near sea level<4>.
Time Zone: Port Arthur lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Port Arthur: (409)
The ZIP codes for Port Arthur: 77640-77643<5>
We don't have a date for the establishment of Port Arthur.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Port Arthur had an population of 53,946 people. This is an increase of 0.24% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.6% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Port Arthur had a population of 53,818 people (or 21.33% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Port Arthur the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Port Arthur represents 0.21% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 57th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 53,818 people, the population of Port Arthur decreased 6.82% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 57,755 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Port Arthur.
Communities Also Named Port Arthur ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Port Arthur - they are located in Nevada, Washington and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Port Arthur.
Communities near Port Arthur ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Port Arthur.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Port Arthur. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Port Arthur.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Port Arthur. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Port Arthur.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Port Arthur. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Port Arthur.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Arthur ...
Looking for more information about Port Arthur? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Port Arthur, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Port Arthur.
Adding Port Arthur to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Port Arthur in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Port Arthur was on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Port Arthur.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Port Arthur. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.tx.us/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 27 Mar 2023