Sour Lake, TX Population

Population: 1,667. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,716 (+2.9% change)
Males: 802 (48.1%), Females: 865 (51.9%)

Hardin County

Zip code: 77659

Median resident age: 37.8 years
Median household income: $30,300
Median house value: $48,400

Races in Sour Lake:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.6%)
  • Black (3.2%)
  • Hispanic (3.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (15.0%), French (13.3%), Irish (10.6%), German (9.3%), English (8.6%), French Canadian (2.9%).

Elevation: 44 feet

Land area: 1.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Sour Lake

  • High school or higher: 79.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sour Lake city

  • Never married: 17.4%
  • Now married: 58.9%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

0.7% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +102 (+6.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Sour Lake:

  • HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; BEAUMONT, TX)
  • CHRISTUS ST ELIZABETH HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; BEAUMONT, TX)
  • DUBUIS HOSP OF BEAUMONT (about 20 miles; BEAUMONT, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sour Lake:

  • SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGIONAL (about 30 miles; BEAUMONT/PORT ARTHUR, TX; Abbreviation: BPT)
  • ELLINGTON FIELD (about 64 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: EFD)
  • GEORGE BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL ARPT/HOUSTON (about 66 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: IAH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sour Lake:

  • BEAUMONT MUNI (about 16 miles; BEAUMONT, TX; Abbreviation: BMT)
  • HAWTHORNE FIELD (about 18 miles; KOUNTZE/SILSBEE, TX; Abbreviation: 45R)
  • LIBERTY MUNI (about 20 miles; LIBERTY, TX; Abbreviation: T78)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sour Lake:

  • LAMAR UNIVERSITY-BEAUMONT (about 23 miles; BEAUMONT, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,888)
  • LEE COLLEGE (about 46 miles; BAYTOWN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,099)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS (about 58 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,819)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 62 miles; PASADENA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,102)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE (about 63 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,735)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 68 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,513)
  • NORTH HARRIS MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (about 71 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 13,933)

Schools

Public high school in Sour Lake:

  • HARDIN-JEFFERSON H S (Students: 675; Location: 520 W HERRING; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sour Lake:

  • SOUR LAKE EL (Students: 685; Location: 520 W HERRING; Grades: PK – 05)
  • HENDERSON MIDDLE (Students: 502; Location: 520 W HERRING; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CHINA EL (Students: 268; Location: 520 W HERRING; Grades: PK – 03)
  • HARDIN CO J J A E P (Location: 520 W HERRING; Grades: N – N )
  • GULF COAST SP ED CO-OP (Location: 520 W HERRING; Grades: N – N )

Libraries

Library in Sour Lake:

  • ALMA M. CARPENTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $25,000; Location: 300 S ANN ST; 12,589 books; 511 audio materials; 609 video materials; 6 serial subscriptions)