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Port Sulphur, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Port Sulphur Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Plaquemines Parish at latitude 29.5045 and longitude -89.722. Plaquemines Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The formal official name is the Port Sulphur Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Port Sulphur, Louisiana.

The U5 Census Class Code for Port Sulphur indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Port Sulphur Census Designated Place (see map below) 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 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


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


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


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


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


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.