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Port Arthur, Texas
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living can be a motivating factor in selecting which care choice works best. The median home value in Port Arthur is around $65,811 and the median cost for rent is around $448 per month a month. The rent burden for Port Arthur is about 12.8% of the average monthly income.
Demographics and Values
Out of the total population of Port Arthur, 30.7% live in poverty, 7.3% consider themselves widows, 30.2% do not have health insurance, and 53.6% participate in the labor force. Of the population of Port Arthur 11.4% have a college degree, 35.5% have a high-school diploma, and 3.2% have a graduate degree. Racially, the population of Port Arthur is 6.5% Asian, 31.4% Hispanic, 1.8% mixed race, 39.0% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.6% Native American, 49.8% white, and 2.2% other or not specified. In Port Arthur, 6.7% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Port Arthur has a population density of 278 people per square mile. Based on gender, 48.3% are male and 51.7% are female. The median age of Port Arthur is 34 years old.
An overview of Texas
The state of Texas has a cost of living index of 91.3 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 88.9 and a housing index rating of 85.3. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Texas citizen is ranked 38th nation-wide. Additionally, Texas is ranked 37th by healthcare standards. The natural beauty of Texas is ranked 40th in the nation. The state of Texas has 468 hospitals and 501 health centers, providing care to a population of 28,701,845. Nix Health Care System, Grace Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.
Social demographics of the state
In the most recent presidential election, 52% of Texas residents voted Republican and 43% voted Democrat. In terms of diversity, Texas ranks 2nd in the nation. Forty-two percent of Texas residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 27,848 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-31%, Mainline Protestant-13%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Texas there are 1,292 masonic lodges. In Texas, 24% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 35.
State-wide weather information
On average, Texas has an air quality index rating of around 36.8 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 51.4 AQI. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of June at around 7.44 inches. On average, the state receives 31.68 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the humidity rating for Texas is around 65%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of February at around 81%. During the summer, the average temperature in Texas is around 82°F. The average high summer temperature is around 102°F in the month of June. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 56°F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Texas drops to around 48°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 75°F during the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 16°F in the month of January. While residents of Texas mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Texas can include tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods.
Wildlife to be found in Texas
The state of Texas has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of ceniz, prickly pear (opuntia) cactus, mesquite, and huisache. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the white tail deer, the pronghorn deer, the armadillos, or the whales. The state animal of Texas is the nine-banded armadillo. Some of the plants species native to the Texas region include post oak, live oak, and perennial bunchgrasses.