A mid-sized city in Texas, Beaumont has slightly more than 119,000 residents. The city's population, at an average age of just under 37, is fairly typical compared to other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 35. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 44% of residents rent. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $844/month, which is $185/month less than the state average.
With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, outperforming most cities in Texas, Beaumont residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Many residents (42%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transit isn't widely used. Relatively few workers commute on foot.
Many Beaumont residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and retail. Combined, these industries make up 13% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. Beaumont workers take home an average annual income of nearly $61,000, about $12,000 less than the Texas average. Beaumont's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Beaumont has a relatively high number of residents older than 25 who have a high school degree or GED (19%) compared to the Texas average. In addition, 10% have a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.