Sulphur, LA Profile: Facts & Data


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Sulphur, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Sulphur had a population of 20,880 as of July 1, 2018. 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 30.2366 and longitude -93.3774 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 (GNIS ID: 2405540) 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.

The City of Sulphur is located within Parish Governing Authority District 13, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calcasieu Parish.

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

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Sulphur, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 20,880
Population in Households 20,747
Population in Familes 16,787
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density2 2,067
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $49,958
Average Household Income $66,283
Per Capita Income $26,589


Total Housing Units 9,440 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,167 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,150 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,123 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $133,621
Average Home Value $164,000


Total Households 8,317
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 5,517
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.28% 0.15%
Households 0.32% 0.19%
Families 0.07% -0.03%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Sulphur, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sulphur to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 Density # 50 90th
Diversity Index # 369 23rd
Median Household Income # 120 75th
Per Capita Income # 100 79th

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