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Nome is a city in Jefferson County, in the Beaumont-Port Arthur metro area.
One tradition says the community was named after the city in Alaska; another says it is a misspelled version of a mapmaker's note that said, "Name?"
The latitude of Nome is 30.035N. The longitude is -94.424W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 46 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 508.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Nome 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 77613 ZIP code.
6% of Nome residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Nome ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Nome was $14,839, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Nome residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Nome, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $259. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $688.
Jefferson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Nome political report.
The average commute time for Nome workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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