The genuine hospitality of its residents, business friendly attitudes, and the rural landscape of San Augustine County provide an ideal location for a growing or start-up business. San Augustine County is ready and waiting to assist you in any of your business needs.
"We strongly feel that our Community Development program must be designed to foster stable and sustainable growth and work to ensure that it is the type of growth that will be consistent with our community identity, history, culture, workforce and resources." – County Judge Samye Johnson
Located equal distances between Toledo Bend and Sam Rayburn Reservoir, among the pineywoods of deep east Texas, you will find San Augustine County. San Augustine County is among a network of State and Federal highways and is within easy access of many major metropolitan areas.
San Augustine County is:
• 35 miles from Nacogdoches, Texas
• 45 miles from Lufkin, Texas
• 93 miles from Shreveport, LA
• 165 miles from Houston, Texas
• 205 miles from Dallas, Texas
• 270 miles from Austin, Texas
• San Augustine County is served by an excellent highway system. State Hwy 21 and US Highway 96 intersect along with State Hwy 103 and Hwy 147.
• San Augustine County Airport offers airport service for private and corporate services. For
airport information, visit: www.airnav.com/airport/78R
• National and International Service is available through Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport (165 miles).
• The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad services San Augustine County with reciprocal and piggy-back services available. The railway is operated by Watco Compaines, LLC.
• 4 nearby deep water ports are available to Southeast Texas:
Port of Orange (115 miles)
Port of Beaumont ( 118 miles)
Port of Port Arthur (138 miles)
Port of Houston (170 miles)
San Augustine is small, rural, historic, southern and charming. San Augustine is blessed with numerous historically significant commercial and residential structures as well as a rich, colorful and marketable history. Abundant forests, rivers and lakes provide opportunities for leisure activities. San Augustine is ethnically diverse and traditionally and culturally agricultural.
2010 County Population: 8,865
• Population density: 16.71 people per square mile
• Land area: 530.7 sq. miles
• Water area: 61.6 sq. miles
• 2009 Median Age: 47.1
• 2010 Average household income: $39,983
• Major areas of employment:
Education, health and social services, manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, mining, retail trade, and construction
• 2010 Unemployment rate: 10.5%
An abundance of both skilled and unskilled workers thrive in San Augustine County. Low wage rates coupled with a relatively high unemployment rate allow local companies a competitive advantage.