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ZIP Code 77640

Primary City:Port Arthur, TX (View All Cities)
Neighborhood: Port Arthur
County: Jefferson County
Timezone: Central (12:12pm)
Area code: 409 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:29.8, -94.1
ZIP (~18 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 77640

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 77640. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 77640. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 77640, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Port Arthur, TX
Acceptable:
Port Acres
Unacceptable:
Griffing, Griffing Park, Lakeview, Pear Ridge, Pt Acres, Sabine, West Port Arthur

Stats and Demographics for the 77640 ZIP Code

ZIP code 77640 is located in east Texas and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 77640 are primarily black or African American. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and an extremely small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 77640 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 16,875
Population Density 438 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,395
Median Home Value $62,000
Land Area 38.54 sq mi
Water Area 33.90 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 6,787
Median Household Income $29,096

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male555578554587465499449435488619730607492352257255199121
Female600555532542474519444433451659681558527434366359280219
Total1,1551,1331,0861,1299391,0188938689391,2781,4111,1651,019786623614479340

Gender

 Male 8,242 49%
 Female 8,633 51%
Gender

Race

 White 4,678 27.7%
 Black Or African American 10,467 62.0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 67 0.4%
 Asian 268 1.6%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 8 0.0%
 Other Race 1,134 6.7%
 Two Or More Races 253 1.5%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner54311504957999801735231
Renter18049638749334415910630
Total2348078911,4501,343960841261

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,359 35%
 Single Guardian 2,064 30%
 Singles 2,070 30%
 Singles With Roommate 294 4%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 4,683 69%
 Households with Kids 2,104 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male117101117108125100109120124119102113108112116128117107119105
Female130124109125108129114861189710811696115115111111105100106
Total247225226233233229223206242216210229204227231239228212219211

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 77640 has a slightly higher than average percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 77640 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1960s. Looking at 77640 real estate data, the median home value of $62,000 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 77640 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 77640 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 77640 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 16,828 99.7%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 47 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 1,381 16%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 3,211 38%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,195 26%
 Households Vacant 1,608 19%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 477 29.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 20 1.2%
 For Sale Only 108 6.7%
 Sold & Unoccupied 89 5.5%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 179 11.1%
 For Migrant Workers 3 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 732 45.5%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 344 18%
 2 Bedroom 1,018 53%
 3+ Bedroom 553 29%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $29,096 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 77640 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 77640 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 77640 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 4,251 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,694 21%
 No Earnings 5,762 45%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 4,251 33%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 2,694 21%
 No Earnings 5,762 45%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 5,393 93.8%
 Public transportation 91 1.6%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 225 3.9%
 Worked at Home 40 0.7%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. The area has a less than average percentage of people who have a college degree.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,079 21.2%
 High School Graduate 3,351 65.7%
 Associate's degree 162 3.2%
 Bachelor's degree 415 8.1%
 Master's degree 54 1.1%
 Professional school degree 23 0.5%
 Doctorate degree 16 0.3%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,524 73.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 335 9.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 564 16.5%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 77640

ZIP Code 77640 is in the Port Arthur Independent School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 77640.

Port Arthur Alternative Center
1030 Dumbar Ave
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Port Arthur Independent School District
Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies
326 Thomas Blvd
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies Stem School
Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies
327 Thomas Blvd
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies Stem School
Dequeen Elementary
740 Dequeen Blvd
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Port Arthur Independent School District
Dowling Elementary
6301 Pat Ave
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Port Arthur Independent School District
Lincoln Middle School
1023 Lincoln Ave
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Port Arthur Independent School District
Washington Elementary
1300 Freeman Ave
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Port Arthur Independent School District
Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies
327 Thomas Blvd
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies Stem School
Memorial 9th Grade Academy at Austin
2441 61st St
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Grade Level: Other/Secondary
District: Port Arthur Independent School District
United Christian Academy
2700 25th St
Port Arthur, TX 77640
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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