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Sour Lake is a city in Hardin County, in the Beaumont-Port Arthur metro area.
The community was named for a spring-fed lake, where the waters were believed to have medicinal powers
The latitude of Sour Lake is 30.14N. The longitude is -94.41W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 49 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,693.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sour Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hardin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Beaumont-Port Arthur area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 77659 ZIP code.
11% of Sour Lake residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sour Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sour Lake was $15,497, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Sour Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sour Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $329. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $658.
Libraries in Sour Lake include Alma M Carpenter Public Library ... View libraries
Hardin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sour Lake political report.
The average commute time for Sour Lake workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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