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 1,831 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 1,831
Daytime Population: Workers 1,096
Daytime Population: Residents 1,099
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,195
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 1,813
Population in Familes 1,526
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 334
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $38,699
Average Household Income $50,980
Per Capita Income $17,872


Total Housing Units 686 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 525 (76.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $92,373
Average Home Value $129,800


Total Households 604
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 416
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.55% 0.3%
Households 0.54% 0.33%
Families -0.03% 0.19%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

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, 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 # 214 55th
Population Density # 327 31st
Diversity Index # 75 85th
Median Household Income # 252 47th
Per Capita Income # 397 16th

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