Port Arthur (Texas)

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Coordinates 29°53′6″N 93°56′24″W
Country United States
State Texas
County Jefferson
Settled 1895
Incorporation 1898
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
ZIP codes 77640-77642
Area code(s) 409
FIPS code 48-58820
GNIS feature ID 1384151
Website portarthur.net
Government (Type) Council-Manager
Government (City Council) Mayor Thurman "Bill" Bartie District 1: Ingrid West Holmes District 2: Cal J. Jones District 3: Thomas Kinlaw III District 4: Kenneth W. Marks At-Large: Charlotte Moses At-Large: Donald Frank
Government (City Manager) Ronald Burton
Government (Total) 144.17 sq mi (373.41 km2)
Government (Land) 77.15 sq mi (199.82 km2)
Government (Water) 67.02 sq mi (173.58 km2)
Area (Total) 144.17 sq mi (373.41 km2)
Area (Land) 77.15 sq mi (199.82 km2)
Area (Water) 67.02 sq mi (173.58 km2)
Population (2020) (Total) 56,039
Population (2020) (Density) 703.55/sq mi (271.64/km2)

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Port Arthur is a city in Jefferson County within the Beaumont–Port Arthur metropolitan area of the U.S. state of Texas. A small, uninhabited portion extends into Orange County; it is 90 mi (140 km) east of Houston. The largest oil refinery in the United States, the Motiva Refinery, is located in Port Arthur. The population of Port Arthur was 53,818 at the 2010 census, down from 57,755 at the 2000 census. By 2020, its population rebounded to 56,039. Early attempts at settlements in the area had all failed. However, in 1895, Arthur Stilwell founded Port Arthur, and the town quickly grew. Port Arthur was incorporated as a city in 1898 and soon developed into a seaport. It eventually became the center of a large oil refinery network. The Rainbow Bridge across the Neches River connects Port Arthur to Bridge City.

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