Zip Code 77659 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameSour Lake
Zip Code StateTexas
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Hardin
Secondary County: Jefferson
Area Code409
Current Population:4910
Racial Majority:White 89.46%
Public School Racial Majority:White 84.9%
Unemployment Rate:6.9%
Median Household Income$49262
Average Adjusted Gross Income$80290
School Test Performance:Above Average
Average Commute Time28 Minutes
Time Zone:Central Daylight Time
Elevation Range23 - 72 ft.
Area121 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)30.15967200, -94.44494300

Zip Code 77659 Description

Zip Code 77659 is located in the state of Texas in the Beaumont - Port Arthur metro area. Zip code 77659 is primarily located in Hardin County. Portions of 77659 are also located in Jefferson County. The official US Postal Service name for 77659 is SOUR LAKE, Texas. Portions of zip code 77659 are contained within or border the city limits of Pinewood Estates, TX, Sour Lake, TX, and Bevil Oaks, TX. Zip code 77659 is within area code 409 and area code 936. 77659 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Texas.

The current unemployment level in 77659 is 6.9% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 6.8% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 4.7% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 3.6%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 77659 increased to 4910 from 4576 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 77659 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 77659 public schools is White. 32.8% of students in 77659 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 4092 89.46% 4435 -8%
 Black Or African American 136 2.97% 118 +15%
 Hispanic 216 4.72% 258 -16%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 7 0.15% 17 -59%
 Asian 15 0.33% 26 -42%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 1 -100%
 Other Race 5 0% 5 -100%
 Two Or More Races 50 2.36% 50 +116%

Zip Code 77659 Race/Ethnicity

 White 84.9%
 Black Or African American 7.7%
 Hispanic 6%
 Asian 0.4%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.2%
 Two or More Races 0.8%

Zip Code 77659 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population49104576
Male Population50.80%
Female Population49.20%
Total Households1864
Test Score PerformanceAbove Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
32.8%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
66.7%
Median Household Income$49262
Income Under $50K Per Year50.60%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year27.70%
Income Above $100K Per Year21.70%
77659 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Texas District 36Brian BabinRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$182171
Average Real Estate Sale Price$110250
Current Unemployment Level 6.9%
Previous Month Unemployment Level7.2%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago8.7%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 9a: 20F to 25F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8b: 15F to 20F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 35f - Flatwoods
Average First Frost DatesDecember 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesFebruary 21 - 28

Zip Code 77659 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)41435057657173726757494257
Avg Max Temp (°F)61657278859093938981716478
Avg Precip (In.)5.153.543.973.565.566.614.574.35.724.914.764.9857.62
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
CBSA Type77659
CBSA Population383880
Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-6 Hours