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Beaumont Texas Overview and Crime Rate Statistics

Beaumont is the county seat of Jefferson County, Texas. It is located within the Beaumont-Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area in Southeast Texas. As per the 2010 census, it had a total population of 117,267 which made it the 24th most populous city in all of Texas state.

The town was founded in 1835. The economy of the European-American settlement was dependent on the development of lumber, port industries, and farming. In 1892, a rice mill was opened in the state which popularized the development of rice farming in the area. Since 1901, Beaumont City also developed as one of the major petrochemical refining areas in the country. Beaumont forms the Golden Triangle, i.e., a major industrial area on the Texas Gulf Coast along with Orange and Port Arthur.

Beaumont Texas Population

If we are to go by the 2010 census, Beaumont County has 118,296 people, 28,859 families and 45,648 households residing in it. The population density was pegged at 1,339.4 people per square mile. The racial composition of the city’s population was as follows – 33.5% White, 47.3% African American, nil Native American and Pacific Islander, 3.3% Asian, 7.1% from some other races and about 2% more from two other races. Latino or Hispanic people of any race made up 13.4% of the population.

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Out of all the households counted, 28.9% had minor children who lived with their parents, 38.7% were married couples in cohabitation, 19.2% were female-headed households with no husband present, and 36.8% were non-families. Some 30.7% of households only consisted of individuals, 10% had an aged member over 65 years old living by themselves. The average household size was 2.48, and the average family size was 3.12.

As for the age breakup of the citizenship, 28.3% were either 19 or under, 8.5% between the age of 20-24, 25.8% in the 25-44 age bracket, 25.2% from 45-64 and 10.5% people 65 or older. The median age was 34.4 years. There were 95 males for every 100 females and every 100 females over the age of 18; there were 92.7 males.

 

Beaumont Texas Minimum Wage and Related Information

According to the American Community Survey, the median income for a household was $39,699 and the median income for a family was $49,766. The per capita income for the city was estimated at $23,137. 22.1% of the population and 17.6% of families fell below the poverty line. The minimum wage for the state of Texas is $10.10.

Beaumont Texas Crime Rate

Beaumont's crime rate is 80% higher than the average crime rate for Texas. It is 97% higher than the national average. Beaumont ranks high for violent crime at 142% more than the average rate of violent crime in Texas. It is also 178% higher than that of the national average. Property crime is less frequent in comparison. It is only 69% higher than the Texas average and 84% higher than the national average. Overall, the rate of crime per 100k people in Beaumont, Tx is 5,399 out of which 1,063 is a violent crime, and 4,336 is property crime. 

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Conclusion

Overall, the city of Beaumont may not be your best place to live given its crime statistics. Despite its young population and thriving industrial growth, you are better off considering living somewhere else. You will be much safer. The median income of the city isn’t very high either. So there is no reason you should risk all the threats to move to Beaumont City, Tx. If you still want to move to Texas, think about some other city. You won’t regret your decision. You will be safer and happier than you could ever be in Beaumont.


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