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ZIP Code 77642

Primary City:Port Arthur, TX (View All Cities)
County: Jefferson County
Timezone: Central (6:37am)
Area code: 409 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:29.90, -93.93
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 77642

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 77642. 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 77642. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 77642, 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

Stats and Demographics for the 77642 ZIP Code

ZIP code 77642 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 higher than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 77642 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of young adults is large. There are also a large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 77642 ZIP code is large compared to other areas of the country.

Population 37,111
Population Density 1,886 people per sq mi
Housing Units 15,240
Median Home Value $69,400
Land Area 19.68 sq mi
Water Area 1.83 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 13,451
Median Household Income $32,039

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 33Male Median Age: 32Female Median Age: 34

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male1,6191,4781,4011,4671,3901,3491,2551,1191,1791,1741,2301,041829526381330260232
Female1,5811,3731,4051,3621,4281,2901,2371,2011,0691,2311,2151,065836588519463479509
Total3,2002,8512,8062,8292,8182,6392,4922,3202,2482,4052,4452,1061,6651,114900793739741

Gender

 Male 18,260 49%
 Female 18,851 51%
Gender

Race

 White 14,523 39.1%
 Black Or African American 11,771 31.7%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 330 0.9%
 Asian 2,975 8.0%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 4 0.0%
 Other Race 6,449 17.4%
 Two Or More Races 1,059 2.9%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1408721,3151,6721,513858717323
Renter7371,4231,1211,093799449279140
Total8772,2952,4362,7652,3121,307996463

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 5,515 41%
 Single Guardian 3,294 24%
 Singles 4,018 30%
 Singles With Roommate 624 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 8,184 61%
 Households with Kids 5,267 39%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male324311340280317255278329299303258270276294286316331282252262
Female326329336296290258254282289280315303261246271300237282272269
Total650640676576607513532611588583573573537540557616568564524531

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 77642 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities and nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 77642 were primarily built in the 1950s or the 1970s. Looking at 77642 real estate data, the median home value of $69,400 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 77642 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 77642 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 1 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 77642 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 36,475 98.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 14 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 501 1.4%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 121 0.3%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 3,282 22%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 4,128 27%
 Renter Occupied Households 6,041 40%
 Households Vacant 1,789 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 784 44%
 Rented & Unoccupied 37 2%
 For Sale Only 165 9%
 Sold & Unoccupied 71 4%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 113 6%
 For Migrant Workers 23 1%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 596 33%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 369 6%
 1 Bedroom 2,144 34%
 2 Bedroom 2,319 36%
 3+ Bedroom 1,561 24%
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 $32,039 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 77642 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. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 77642 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 9,694 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,526 24%
 No Earnings 11,479 41%
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 9,694 35%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 6,526 24%
 No Earnings 11,479 41%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 13,128 94.4%
 Public transportation 23 0.2%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 13 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 497 3.6%
 Worked at Home 253 1.8%
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 3,434 31.8%
 High School Graduate 5,918 54.9%
 Associate's degree 453 4.2%
 Bachelor's degree 680 6.3%
 Master's degree 212 2.0%
 Professional school degree 72 0.7%
 Doctorate degree 19 0.2%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 7,419 82.8%
 Enrolled in Private School 460 5.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 1,077 12.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 77642

ZIP Code 77642 is in the Bob Hope School District. There are 13 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 77642.

Bob Hope School
2849 9th Ave
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Bob Hope School District
Jefferson Middle School
2200 Jefferson Dr
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Port Arthur Independent School District
Houston Elementary
3245 36th St
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Port Arthur Independent School District
Lee Elementary
3900 10th St
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Port Arthur Independent School District
Travis Elementary
1115 Lakeview Ave
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Port Arthur Independent School District
Tyrrell Elementary
4401 Ferndale Dr
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Port Arthur Independent School District
Wheatley School of Early Childhood Programs
1100 Jefferson Dr
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Port Arthur Independent School District
Staff Sergeant Lucian Adams Elementary
5701 9th Ave
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Port Arthur Independent School District
Taft Elementary
2500 Taft Ave
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Port Neches-Groves Independent School District
Stilwell Tech Center/Cate
3501 Sgt Lucian Adams Dr
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Port Arthur Independent School District
Memorial High School
3501 Ssgt Lucian Adam Dr
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Port Arthur Independent School District
St Catherine of Siena School
3840 Woodrow Dr
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Ridgewood Christian School
2920 Lake Arthur Dr
Port Arthur, TX 77642
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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