Sulphur, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Sulphur, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Sulphur had a population of 20,247 as of July 1, 2015. Sulphur ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sulphur is located at latitude 30.2304 and longitude -93.3555 in Calcasieu Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Sulphur (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calcasieu Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Sulphur has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sulphur population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sulphur: Sulphur City, Sulphur Mine Station.

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Sulphur, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 20,247
Population in Households 20,114
Population in Familes 16,219
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density1 2,027
Diversity Index2 28
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,112
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 5,429
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,264 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,848 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,097 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $153,238
Average Home Value $187,248
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,699
Average Household Income $61,032
Per Capita Income $24,494
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% 0.16%
Households 0.03% 0.2%
Families -0.19% -0.02%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Sulphur, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sulphur to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 22 96th
Population Density1 # 51 89th
Diversity Index2 # 375 20th
Median Household Income # 139 71st
Per Capita Income # 107 78th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.