Real Estate Market Update for Port Arthur, TX
Welcome to May's Market Update. Let’s take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of May. The number of active listings was up 10% from one year earlier, and down 15% from the previous month. Even so, buyers still enjoyed a greater selection of homes today than they did one year ago. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was just under 190-thousand dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was down 95%. This lower number of days may signal a positive trend in the local inventory-turnover rate. The median sale price was just over 20-thousand dollars. The number of units sold decreased 50% year-over-year, and increased 100% month-over-month. Despite a slight annual decrease, this upward monthly sales trend indicates positive momentum. Thanks for watching. We hope you use this information to make smart, informed decisions in your upcoming real-estate transactions. Feel free to contact us for more information or further assistance.
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Map Information for Port Arthur, TX
Area Information for Port Arthur, TX
  • Population: 54,734
  • Median Age: 34.28 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 16.77 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 3
  • Sales Tax: 8.25%
  • Population Density: 712/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: -5.08%
  • Closest Airport: Jack Brooks Regional
  • Closest College: Lamar University
  • Closest Jr. College: Lamar State College-port Arthur
  • Median Household Income: $31,855
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 13.86%
  • Median Years in Residence: 3.77 yr
  • Median Home Sales Price: $71,250
  • Closest Major Sports Team: Houston Dynamo
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 20%
* Scale from 1-5  ** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for Port Arthur, TX
Median Age: 34.28 Married: 25% Number of Households: 20,937 Households with Children: 6,993
    • Occupancy Types
      • 3599 Vacant
      • 8822 Owned
      • 12512 Rented
    • Transportation to Work
      • 43% Drive
      • 47% Public Transportation
      • 8% Walk / Bike / Other
      • 8% Work at Home
    National Index Comparisons:
    (100 National Average)
      • Population By Sex(%)
        • 50% Male
        • 50% Female
      • White/Blue Collar Jobs
        • 50% White Collar
        • 50% Blue Collar
      School Data for Port Arthur, TX

      School Name Distance Type Grades GreatSchools Rating Parent Rating
      Dowling Elementary 3.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 0
      Memorial 9th Grade Stem Academy 4.2 mi Public 9-9 1 0
      Port Arthur Alternative Center 6.4 mi Public 6-12 0 0
      Abraham Lincoln Middle School 6.5 mi Public 6-8 0 0
      Tekoa Academy Of Accelerated Studies - High 6.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-12 0 0
      Tekoa Academy Of Accelerated Studies 6.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 5 2
      Tekoa Academy Of Accelerated Studies - Middle 6.9 mi Public 6-8 2 0
      Ridgewood Christian School 7.6 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 5
      United Christian Academy 7.9 mi Private K-12 0 0
      Houston Elementary 8.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 4
      Booker T.washington Elementary 8.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 0 5
      Staff Sergeant Lucian Adams Elementary 8.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 3
      Dequeen Elementary 8.4 mi Public 3-5 1 2
      Bob Hope School 8.7 mi Public 6-12 3-5 0
      St Catherine Of Siena Catholic School 9.0 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Tyrrell Elementary 9.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2-5 4
      Robert E Lee Elementary 9.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 2
      Thomas Jefferson Middle School 9.9 mi Public 6-8 0 0
      Wheatley School Of Early Childhood Programs 10.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-PRESCHOOL 0 0
      Travis Elementary 10.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 3
      Proximity to listed schools and their school district(s) does not guarantee enrollment eligibility. Please contact a local real estate professional or the local school district(s) for the most current information relating to schools in the area. Sources: and Onboard Informatics © 2015
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        Community information and market data Powered by Onboard Informatics. Copyright ©2015 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. * Based on a 30-year fixed rate of 4.75% with 20% down. The estimated payment is offered for convenience and is not an offer of credit. Due to market fluctuations, interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Interest rates are also subject to credit and property approval based on secondary market guidelines. The rates shown are based on average rates for our best qualified customers. Your individual rate may vary. Rates may differ for FHA, VA or jumbo loans.