Port Bolivar is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 2,713 people and just one neighborhood, Port Bolivar is the 566th largest community in Texas. Much of the housing stock in Port Bolivar was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Port Bolivar economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Port Bolivar, where the median household income is $65,135.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Port Bolivar isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Port Bolivar are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Port Bolivar is a town of sales and office workers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Port Bolivar who work in sales jobs (21.47%), management occupations (19.44%) and teaching (10.51%).
Also of interest is that Port Bolivar has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 20.05% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Port Bolivar is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Port Bolivar’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Port Bolivar is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Port Bolivar is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Port Bolivar is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.