Silsbee, TX Demographics


Population (year 2000): 6,393. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,722 (+5.1% change)
Males: 2,960 (46.3%), Females: 3,433 (53.7%)

Hardin County

Zip code: 77656

Median resident age: 37.8 years
Median household income: $33,549 (year 2000)
Median house value: $62,900 (year 2000)

Races in Silsbee:

  • White Non-Hispanic (64.6%)
  • Black (32.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.4%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (13.0%), Irish (7.2%), English (5.7%), German (5.3%), French (3.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%).

Elevation: 81 feet

Land area: 7.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Silsbee

  • High school or higher: 74.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Silsbee city

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 14.5%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

3.1% Foreign born (1.9% Latin America, 0.6% Asia, 0.3% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -166 (-2.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Silsbee:

  • CHRISTUS ST ELIZABETH HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; BEAUMONT, TX)
  • DUBUIS HOSP OF BEAUMONT (about 19 miles; BEAUMONT, TX)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; BEAUMONT, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Silsbee:

  • SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGIONAL (about 30 miles; BEAUMONT/PORT ARTHUR, TX; ID: BPT)
  • LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL (about 69 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; ID: LCH)
  • CHENNAULT INTL (about 74 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; ID: CWF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Silsbee:

  • HAWTHORNE FIELD (about 5 miles; KOUNTZE/SILSBEE, TX; ID: 45R)
  • BEAUMONT MUNI (about 20 miles; BEAUMONT, TX; ID: BMT)
  • KIRBYVILLE (about 28 miles; KIRBYVILLE, TX; ID: T12)
Amtrak station near Silsbee:

  • 20 miles: BEAUMONT (2555 W. CEDAR ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Silsbee:

  • LAMAR UNIVERSITY-BEAUMONT (about 24 miles; BEAUMONT, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,888)
  • MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; FT enrollment: 6,460)
  • LEE COLLEGE (about 67 miles; BAYTOWN, TX; FT enrollment: 3,099)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS (about 78 miles; HOUSTON, TX; FT enrollment: 2,819)
  • ANGELINA COLLEGE (about 80 miles; LUFKIN, TX; FT enrollment: 2,773)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 83 miles; PASADENA, TX; FT enrollment: 6,102)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE (about 84 miles; HOUSTON, TX; FT enrollment: 4,735)

Schools

Public high school in Silsbee:

  • SILSBEE H S (Students: 886; Location: 1575 HWY 96 N; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Silsbee:

  • EDWARDS-JOHNSON MEMORIAL MIDDLE (Students: 485; Location: 1140 HWY 327 E; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • JOHN H KIRBY EL (Students: 470; Location: 1205 N 5TH ST; Grades: 01 – 02)
  • READ-TURRENTINE EL (Students: 456; Location: 730 S 7TH ST; Grades: 03 – 04)
  • LAURA REEVES EL (Students: 455; Location: 695 WOODROW RD; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • ROBINSON KIND (Students: 343; Location: 1355 M L K DR; Grades: PK – KG)
  • HARDIN CO ALTER ED (Students: 2; Location: 415 W AVE; Grades: 06 – 12)

Libraries

Library in Silsbee:

  • SILSBEE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $130,429; Location: SANTA FE PARK; 49,572 books; 1,218 audio materials; 635 video materials; 50 serial subscriptions)