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-Outdoor recreation
-Revitalized downtown
-Cost of living


-Uncertain hurricane effects
-Industrial landscape
-Hot, humid summers

What Bert Has To Say About Beaumont-Port Arthur Metro Area

The towns of Beaumont and Port Arthur are located 20 miles apart in extreme southeast Texas. Port Arthur is located on Sabine Lake, a body of water deep enough to support ocean shipping and connected to the Gulf by a canal. Beaumont is inland. The area’s destiny changed in 1901 when the first oil well blew in the nearby Spindletop field, and it changed again in September 2005 when Hurricane Rita swept through the area. The 1901 event turned the area from a quiet lumber and port town into a thriving oil and gas economy, with one of the largest concentrations of oil refineries, oil, and petrochemical-related businesses in the state.


Quick Facts About Port Neches

    The unemployment rate in Port Neches is 7.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Port Neches jobs have Increased by 0.79 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Port Neches's cost of living is 13.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Port Neches's population is 12,971 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -2.98 percent.
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Port Neches is $116,000. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.20 percent.
    Port Neches public schools spend $16,494 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.5 students per teacher in Port Neches.

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