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Port Sulphur, Louisiana - Basic Facts

Port Sulphur is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Port Sulphur Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Plaquemines Parish at latitude 29.4805 and longitude -89.694. Plaquemines Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Port Sulphur Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 5.47 sq. miles and a water area of 3 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Port Sulphur: Grande Ecaille, Grande Port.

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Port Sulphur, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Port Sulphur to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 212 55th
Population Density1 # 323 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 66 86th
Median Household Income # 206 57th
Per Capita Income # 344 27th

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

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Port Sulphur, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,837
Population in Households 1,819
Population in Familes 1,537
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 336
Diversity Index2 56
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 610
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 425
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 691 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 533 (77.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $81,279
Average Home Value $106,075
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,246
Average Household Income $51,983
Per Capita Income $18,112
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.01% 0.57%
Households 1.15% 0.55%
Families 0.45% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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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