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Sulphur, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Sulphur had a population of 21,681 as of July 1, 2019. 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 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Sulphur, LA Housing Affordability Index is 211
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Sulphur, LA Wealth Index is 69
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 21,681 (100%)
Population in Households 21,548 (99.4%)
Population in Families 17,385 (80.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 133 ( 0.6%)
Population Density 1,930
Diversity Index2 31
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,815
Average Household Income $69,763
Per Capita Income $27,837
Wealth Index4 69

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 9,793 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,161 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,502 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,130 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $136,973
Housing Affordability Index3 211
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,663
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 5,755
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.46% 0.23%
Households 0.55% 0.27%
Families 0.34% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

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, 2019 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 # 20 96th
Population Density # 61 87th
Diversity Index # 369 22nd
Median Household Income # 108 77th
Per Capita Income # 93 81st

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