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"Museum Capital of Texas"
College town; major oil-refinery center
Beaumont is a city in Jefferson County.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the name derives from the French term for "beautiful hill."
The latitude of Beaumont is 30.085N. The longitude is -94.101W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 112,434.
The famous Spindletop oil well blew near here in 1901, marking the opening of the vast oil deposits of the coastal plains of Texas and Louisiana.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Beaumont demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Beaumont-Port Arthur area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77708 ZIP code.
7% of Beaumont residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Beaumont ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Beaumont was $18,632, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Beaumont residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Beaumont include Beaumont Commercial District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Beaumont, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $384. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $793.
Libraries in Beaumont include Beaumont Public Library System, Elmo R Willard Branch Library, Jefferson County Library, Literacy Depot, Rc Miller Memorial Library, Spindletop Branch Library, Tyrrell Historical Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Beaumont include Beaumont Enterprise
TV stations in Beaumont include KBMT, KFDM, KITU.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KVLU.
Jefferson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Beaumont political report.
The average commute time for Beaumont workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 43 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Beaumont between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
Beaumont, TXPros: Relaxed, quiet city within a short distance to several other places, such as Houston, Galveston, New Orleans.
Cons: Not too much going on within the city itself
If you enjoy live shows, you have to go elsewhere
General info: Home to ExxonMobil's third largest refinery in the US.Blog about Beaumont
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