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Welcome to Port Neches ...

The city of Port Neches is located on the Gulf Coast.

Port Neches is located in Jefferson County<1>.

The location of Port Neches has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Port Neches: Prt. Neches

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Port Neches has a population of 12,646 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Port Neches.

The community of Port Neches is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Port Neches lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Port Neches lies within the (409) area code.

The ZIP code for Port Neches: 77651<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Port Neches had an population of 12,646 people. This is a decrease of 3.02% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Port Neches had a population of 13,040 people (or 5.17% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Port Neches the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Port Neches represents 0.05% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 180th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,040 people, the population of Port Neches decreased 4.12% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 13,601 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Port Neches.

Communities near Port Neches ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Port Neches.

  • Beaumont [Jefferson County]
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    • Beaumont [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Port Neches
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 115,473 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaumont
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaumont<7>
  • Orange [Orange County]
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    • Orange [Orange County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Port Neches
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,832 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange<7>
  • Vidor [Orange County]
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    • Vidor [Orange County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Port Neches
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,310 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vidor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vidor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vidor<7>
  • Bridge City [Orange County]
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    • Bridge City [Orange County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Port Neches
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,810 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridge City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridge City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridge City<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • West Orange [Orange County]
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      • West Orange [Orange County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Port Neches
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Orange have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Orange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Orange<7>
    • Pinehurst [Orange County]
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      • Pinehurst [Orange County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Port Neches
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,959 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinehurst
    • Pine Forest [Orange County]
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      • Pine Forest [Orange County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Port Neches
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 516 people
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    • Rose City [Orange County]
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      • Rose City [Orange County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Port Neches
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 489 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rose City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose City
    • Taylor Landing [Jefferson County]
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      • Taylor Landing [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Port Neches
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor Landing
    • Port Acres [Jefferson County]

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 Neches. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Port Neches.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Port Neches. 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 Neches.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Port Neches. See our Newspapers Page for Port Neches.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Neches ...

Looking for more information about Port Neches? 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 Neches, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Port Neches.

Adding Port Neches to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Port Neches in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Port Neches 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 Neches on our Genealogy Page.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Port Neches. 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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Port Neches.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Port Neches - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Port Neches). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Port Neches or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Port Neches) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Port Neches. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port NechesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Neches. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9604, Longitude: -93.9620       In this case, the coordinates for Port Neches have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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