Beaumont–Port Arthur metropolitan area
Common name: Golden Triangle
|Other cities||– Port Arthur
|Population||Ranked 133rd in the U.S.|
|– Total||388,745 (2010)|
|– Density||162.79/sq. mi.
|Area||2,388 sq. mi.
|– Highest point||N/A feet (N/A m)|
|– Lowest point||0 feet (0 m)|
The Beaumont–Port Arthur metropolitan area is defined by the United States Census Bureau as a three-county region in Southeast Texas, east of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. The area is also known as the Golden Triangle. The "golden" refers to the wealth that came from the Spindletop oil strike near Beaumont in 1901, and "triangle" refers to the area among the cities of Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange. According to the 2000 Census, it has a population of 385,090 (though the 2010 census placed the population at 388,745).
Places with more than 100,000 inhabitants
- Beaumont (principal city)
Places with more than 50,000 inhabitants
- Port Arthur (principal city)
Places with 10,000 to 50,000 inhabitants
Places with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants
- Bevil Oaks
- Bridge City
- Central Gardens (census-designated place)
- Mauriceville (census-designated place)
- Pine Forest
- Pinewood Estates (census-designated place)
- Rose City
- Rose Hill Acres
- Sour Lake
- Taylor Landing
- West Orange
- Forest Heights
- Honey Island
- Little Cypress
- Village Mills
As of the census of 2000, there were 385,090 people, 142,327 households, 101,240 families, and 156,697 housing units within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 68.22% White, 24.80% African American, 2.09% Native American, 1.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.13% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.01% of the population.
The median income for a household in the MSA was $36,635, and the median income for a family was $43,111. Males had a median income of $37,595 versus $22,869 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $17,696.
- List of Texas metropolitan areas
- United States metropolitan area
- List of United States metropolitan statistical areas by population
- "Table 1. Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 (CBSA-EST2009-01)" (CSV). 2009 Population Estimates. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-03-23. Retrieved 2010-03-24.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.