Texas Jefferson County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Jefferson County, Texas. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Texas Jefferson County.

1. Library System BEAUMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
801 Pearl St, Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone Number: (409) 838-6606 Jefferson 319,407 217,082

2. Central Library BEAUMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM
801 Pearl St, Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone Number: (409) 838-6606 Jefferson N/A N/A

3. Central Library EFFIE & WILTON HEBERT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 2025 Merriman St, Port Neches, TX 77651
Phone Number: (409) 722-4554 Jefferson N/A N/A

4. Library System EFFIE & WILTON HEBERT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 2025 Merriman St, Port Neches, TX 77651
Phone Number: (409) 722-4554 Jefferson 61,913 43,381

5. Branch Library ELMO R WILLARD BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 3590 E Lucas Dr, Beaumont, TX 77708
Phone Number: (409) 892-4988 Jefferson N/A N/A

6. Central Library GROVES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 5600 W Washington St, Groves, TX 77619
Phone Number: (409) 962-6281 Jefferson N/A N/A

7. Library System GROVES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 5600 W Washington St, Groves, TX 77619
Phone Number: (409) 962-6281 Jefferson 56,242 23,028

8. Central Library JEFFERSON COUNTY LIBRARY
Street Address: 7933 Viterbo Rd Ste 7, Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone Number: (409) 727-2735 Jefferson N/A N/A

9. Library System JEFFERSON COUNTY LIBRARY
Street Address: 7933 Viterbo Rd Ste 7, Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone Number: (409) 727-2735 Jefferson 44,302 8,551

10. Bookmobile JEFFERSON COUNTY LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE
7933 Viterbo Rd Ste 7, Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone Number: (409) 727-2735 Jefferson N/A N/A

11. Branch Library LITERACY DEPOT
1205 Franklin St, Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone Number: (409) 835-7924 Jefferson N/A N/A

12. Central Library MARION & ED HUGHES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 2712 Nederland Ave, Nederland, TX 77627
Phone Number: (409) 722-1255 Jefferson N/A N/A

13. Library System MARION & ED HUGHES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 2712 Nederland Ave, Nederland, TX 77627
Phone Number: (409) 722-1255 Jefferson 97,711 67,159

14. Library System PORT ARTHUR PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 4615 9th Ave, Port Arthur, TX 77642
Phone Number: (409) 985-8838 Jefferson 71,005 108,970

15. Central Library PORT ARTHUR PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 4615 9th Ave, Port Arthur, TX 77642
Phone Number: (409) 985-8838 Jefferson N/A N/A

16. Branch Library RC MILLER MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 1605 Dowlen Rd, Beaumont, TX 77706
Phone Number: (409) 866-9487 Jefferson N/A N/A

17. Branch Library THEODORE JOHNS BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 4255 Fannett Rd, Beaumont, TX 77705
Phone Number: (409) 842-5223 Jefferson N/A N/A

18. Branch Library TYRRELL HISTORICAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 695 Pearl St, Beaumont, TX 77701
Phone Number: (409) 833-2749 Jefferson N/A N/A

Overview of Jefferson County, Texas

Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 252,051. Its county seat is Beaumont, and it is named for the former US president, Thomas Jefferson.

Geography

Jefferson County is located on the plains of the Texas Gulf Coast in the southeastern part of the state. The county is partially bounded on the north by Pine Island Bayou, and on the east by the Neches River and Sabine Lake. The southern part of the county is largely marshland, much of which is contained within Sea Rim State Park.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,878 km² (1,111 mi²). 2,340 km² (904 mi²) of it is land and 538 km² (208 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 18.69% water.

Adjacent counties

  • Hardin County (north)
  • Orange County (northeast)
  • Cameron Parish, Louisiana (east)
  • Gulf of Mexico (southeast)
  • Chambers County (southwest)
  • Liberty County (northwest)

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 252,051 people, 92,880 households, and 63,808 families residing in the county. The population density is 108/km² (279/mi²). There are 102,080 housing units at an average density of 44/km² (113/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 57.24% White, 33.74% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 2.89% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.26% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. 10.53% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 92,880 households out of which 33.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.40% are married couples living together, 16.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% are non-families. 27.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.12.

In the county, the population is spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 10.00% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 101.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $34,706, and the median income for a family is $42,290. Males have a median income of $36,719 versus $23,924 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,571. 17.40% of the population and 14.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.60% of those under the age of 18 and 11.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

2004 Election

This is one of the few counties in Texas that gave Senator John Kerry a majority of the popular vote. Kerry received 47,050 votes while George W. Bush received 44,412.

Cities and towns

  • Beaumont
  • Bevil Oaks
  • Central Gardens
  • China
  • Fannett
  • Groves
  • Nederland
  • Nome
  • Port Arthur
  • Port Neches