Port Sulphur, LA Profile: Facts & Data


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Port Sulphur, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Port Sulphur Census Designated Place had a population of 1,859 as of July 1, 2018. 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 29.4805 and longitude -89.694 in Plaquemines Parish. The formal boundaries for the Port Sulphur Census Designated Place 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.

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

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


Total Population 1,859
Population in Households 1,841
Population in Familes 1,556
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 340
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $37,028
Average Household Income $48,208
Per Capita Income $16,981


Total Housing Units 692 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 539 (77.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 70 (10.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $95,203
Average Home Value $134,416


Total Households 610
Average Household Size 3.02
Family Households 420
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.67% -0.01%
Households 0.59% -0.03%
Families 0.09% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.75%

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, 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 # 211 56th
Population Density # 325 32nd
Diversity Index # 66 86th
Median Household Income # 293 38th
Per Capita Income # 413 13th

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