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Beaumont, Texas

Beaumont Texas
Administration
Full nameCity of Beaumont
Official nameCity of Beaumont
Settlement typeCity
CountryUS United States
StateTexasTexas
CountyJefferson
Settled1835
Incorporation1838
GentilicBeaumonter
Government
TypeCouncil-Manager
City CouncilMayor Becky Ames
Dr. Alan B. Coleman
W. L. Pate, Jr.
Jamie D. Smith
Audwin M. Samuel
Gethrel ‘Get’ Williams-Wright
Nancy Beaulieu
City ManagerKyle Hayes
Geography
Total Area85.9 sq mi (222.5 km2)
Land Area85.0 sq mi (220.2 km2)
Water Area0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
Elevation16 ft (4.9 m)
Demography
Total Population118296|population_density_sq_mi=1339.4 (2010|population_gentilic=Beaumonites)
Density (pop.)517/km2 (1339.4/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes77701-77710, 77713, 77720, 77725, 77726
Area code409
FIPS code48-07000 
GNIS feature ID1330268 

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Beaumont (c-eniconˈboʊmɒnt) is a city in and county seat of Jefferson County, Texas, United States, within the Beaumont - Port Arthur Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city's population was 118,296 at the 2010 census. With Port Arthur and Orange, it forms the Golden Triangle, a major industrial area on the Gulf Coast.

Lamar University with its 15000 students is located in Beaumont. The city's daily newspaper is The Beaumont Enterprise, while The Examiner is published weekly.

Gulf States Utilities had its headquarters in Beaumont until its absorption by Entergy Corporation in 1993. GSU's Edison Plaza headquarters is still the tallest building in Beaumont (as of 2011). Since 1907, Beaumont has been home of the South Texas State Fair. In 2004, the venue for the Fair changed to Ford Park, a new, larger facility on the west end of Beaumont.


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