Port Sulphur, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Port Sulphur, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Port Sulphur Census Designated Place had a population of 1,833 as of July 1, 2016. Port Sulphur ranks in the upper 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 Port Sulphur is located at latitude 29.5045 and longitude -89.722 in Plaquemines Parish. 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. Plaquemines Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Port Sulphur Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403442) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Port Sulphur Census Designated Place is located within Parish Governing Authority District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Plaquemines Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Port Sulphur population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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

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Port Sulphur, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,833
Population in Households 1,815
Population in Familes 1,532
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 335
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 604
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 418
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 689 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 524 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (11.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $88,333
Average Home Value $124,476


Median Household Income $38,132
Average Household Income $49,326
Per Capita Income $17,333
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.65% 0.37%
Households 0.62% 0.36%
Families 0.04% 0.24%
Median Household Income   0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 216 55th
Population Density1 # 325 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 64 87th
Median Household Income # 256 46th
Per Capita Income # 395 17th

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