Sulphur, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sulphur, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Sulphur had a population of 20,602 as of July 1, 2017. 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 (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 15, a minor civil division (MCD) of Calcasieu Parish.

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, 2017.

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

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Sulphur, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,602
Daytime Population: Workers 11,542
Daytime Population: Residents 11,356
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,898
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 20,469
Population in Familes 16,470
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density2 2,039
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $50,260
Average Household Income $66,344
Per Capita Income $26,742


Total Housing Units 9,287 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,265 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,983 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,038 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $126,652
Average Home Value $154,672


Total Households 8,249
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 5,478
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.13% 0.3%
Households 0.25% 0.38%
Families -0.01% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

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, 2017 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 # 375 21st
Median Household Income # 128 73rd
Per Capita Income # 95 80th

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