Sulphur, Louisiana

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Population in 2013: 20,155 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.7%
 
Males: 9,707  (48.2%)
Females: 10,448  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  36.2 years
Louisiana median age:  39.5 years

Zip codes: 70663.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,578 (it was $38,247 in 2000)
Sulphur:

$46,578
LA:

$42,944
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,706 (it was $17,615 in 2000)

Sulphur city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $119,075 (it was $71,400 in 2000)
Sulphur:

$119,075
LA:

$139,500
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $105,453; Detached houses: $120,286; Townhouses or other attached units: $98,953; In 2-unit structures: $109,646; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $222,719; Mobile homes: $34,553; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $27,259

Median gross rent in 2012: $720.

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  • White alone - 17,908 (88.4%)
  • Black alone - 1,238 (6.1%)
  • Hispanic - 711 (3.5%)
  • Two or more races - 218 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 94 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 69 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 26 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.02%)

Races in Sulphur detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sulphur: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (21.7%), English (11.5%), German (10.2%), Irish (8.6%), United States (6.0%), French Canadian (5.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 10.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,007 people per square mile   (low).

Sulphur,LA real estate house value index trend

Sulphur, Louisiana map

For population 25 years and over in Sulphur:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sulphur city:

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

502 residents are foreign born (0.3% Europe, 0.3% North America).

This city:  2.4%
Louisiana:  3.7%



According to our research of Louisiana and other state lists there were 80 registered sex offenders living in Sulphur, Louisiana as of March 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sulphur to the number of sex offenders is 252 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $251 (0.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.2%)

Sulphur satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lake Charles, LA (9.2 miles , pop. 71,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Southeast Montgomery, TX (120.4 miles , pop. 208,076).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (125.4 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Carlyss, LA (1.7 miles ), Westlake, LA (2.5 miles ), Prien, LA (2.6 miles ), Lake Charles, LA (3.0 miles ), Moss Bluff, LA (3.3 miles ), Vinton, LA (3.7 miles ), Gillis, LA (3.7 miles ), DeQuincy, LA (4.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 36 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $178,800
  • 1999: 33 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $160,400
  • 2001: 33 buildings, average cost: $159,300
  • 2002: 37 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2003: 39 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2004: 42 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2005: 44 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2006: 36 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2008: 87 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2009: 80 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2010: 21 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $170,300
  • 2012: 19 buildings, average cost: $134,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 30.23 N, Longitude: 93.36 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,147 (+10.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,982 (36.0%)

Area code: 337

Sulphur household income distribution Sulphur home values distribution

Crime rates in Sulphur by Year
Type 2000 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 21010
per 100,000 9.35.20.04.90.0
Rapes 133397
per 100,000 60.115.515.343.733.9
Robberies 201519819
per 100,000 92.577.696.838.891.9
Assaults 86250247166133
per 100,000 397.81292.61258.1805.9643.4
Burglaries 230325220316271
per 100,000 1063.81680.41120.61534.21311.0
Thefts 735801753734693
per 100,000 3399.64141.53835.63563.63352.5
Auto thefts 5625261219
per 100,000 259.0129.3132.458.391.9
Arson 80362
per 100,000 37.00.015.329.19.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 278.2) 409.6604.8541.3477.4421.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Sulphur detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 68 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.14
Louisiana average:

3.89
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.1%
Louisiana:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -119 (-0.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Work and jobs in Sulphur: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sulphur, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sulphur-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 50% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.8 miles away from the Sulphur city center killed one person and injured 81 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 2/12/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sulphur-area historical earthquake activity is below Louisiana state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 252.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 493.8 miles away from Sulphur center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 245.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 367.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1994 at 01:08:24, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 250.5 miles away from Sulphur center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 348.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Calcasieu Parish (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Fire: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sulphur topographic map

Birthplace of: Michael Sarver - Idol participant, Bennie Ellender - Football player and coach, Grady A. Dugas - Inventor, Johnny Grunge - Professional wrestler, Marcus R. Clark - Judge, Martin Zeno - College basketball player (Texas Tech Red Raiders), Matt Stevens (quarterback) - Football player.

Main business address for: GLOBAL INDUSTRIES LTD (OIL, GAS FIELD SERVICES, NBC).

Hospitals in Sulphur:

  • BEECH STREET COMMUNITY HOME (89 BEECH STREET)
  • CALCASIEU GROUP HOME #2 (1402 W KENT DRIVE)
  • CORNERSTONE HOSPITAL OF SOUTHWEST LA (703 E CYPRESS STREET)
  • HAZEL STREET GROUP HOME (1100 NORTH HAZEL STREET)
  • NORTH MITCHELL STREET HOME (130 NORTH MITCHELL STREET)
  • POPLAR STREET COMMUNITY HOME (1410 POPLAR STREET)
  • SUMMITT INSTITUTE OF SW LOUISIANA (703 CYPRESS ST)
  • WEST CALCASIEU CAMERON HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 701 EAST CYPRESS STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Sulphur:

  • DVA RENAL HEALTHCARE - SULPHUR (944 S BEGLIS PKWAY)

Nursing Homes in Sulphur:

  • HIGH HOPE CARE CENTER (475 HIGH HOPE ROAD)
  • HOLLY HILL HOUSE (100 KINGSTON ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Sulphur:

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Amtrak station near Sulphur:

  • 9 miles: LAKE CHARLES (433 RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sulphur:

  • McNeese State University (about 10 miles; Lake Charles, LA; Full-time enrollment: 7,444)
  • SOWELA Technical Community College (about 12 miles; Lake Charles, LA; FT enrollment: 2,160)
  • Lamar University (about 45 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 13,658)
  • Lamar Institute of Technology (about 45 miles; Beaumont, TX; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • South Louisiana Community College (about 79 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,519)
  • Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus (about 79 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 2,378)
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette (about 81 miles; Lafayette, LA; FT enrollment: 14,493)

Public high school in Sulphur:

Public elementary/middle schools in Sulphur:

Private elementary/middle schools in Sulphur:

  • OUR LADY'S SCHOOL (Students: 219; Location: 1111 CYPRESS ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LITTLE LEARNERS MONTESSORI (Students: 52; Location: 73 CENTER CIR; Grades: KG - KG)
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Notable locations in Sulphur: Lafayette Consolidated East Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Frasch Park Golf Course (B), Brimstone Historical Society (C), Sulphur Industrial Park (D), Cal-Cam Fairgrounds (E), Sulphur Police Department Sub Station (F), Sulphur City Marshal's Office (G), Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Sulphur Law Enforcement Center (H), Brimstone Museum (I), Calcasieu Parish Health Unit Sulphur Branch (J), Calcasieu Parish Library Sulphur Regional Branch (K), Sulphur Police Department (L), Sulphur Fire Department Station 1 (M), Holly Hill House (N), Maplewood Branch Library (O), Sulphur City Hall (P), Sulphur Fire Department Station 3 (Q), Sulphur Fire Department Station 2 (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Westpoint Shopping Center (1), Town and Country Shopping Center (2), Plaza Shopping Center (3), Parish Village Shopping Center (4), Maplewood Plaza Shopping Center (5), Kenwood Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sulphur include: Living Waters Assembly of God Church (A), First Christian Church (B), Covenant Presbyterian Church (C), Cornerstone Christian Church (D), Calvary Baptist Church (E), Adonai Christian Fellowship Church (F), Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (G), Victory Worship Center (H), Truth Apostolic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Roseland Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Sulphur include: Frasch Park (1), Center Circle Recreation Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Coates John L Jr LBR (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 435 East Napoleon Street).

Hotels: Hampton Inn Sulphur- La (210 Henning Dr), Super 8/Sulphur/L.Charles Area (101 Mallard), Holiday Inn-Sulphur - Banquet Reservation (2033 Ruth Street), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (102 Mallard Street), Delaine Apartments (356 Invader Street), Siesta (404 West Napoleon Street), Super 8 Motel (101 Mallard Street), Microtel Inn (2619 Ruth Street), Comfort Suites Sulphur (320 South Cities Service Highway).

Calcasieu Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 80.0. This is about average.

City:

80.0
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 5.16. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.16
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 4.22. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.22
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.02. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.02
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sulphur and their reported violations in the past:

CALCASIEU PARISH WW DIST 9 CARLYSS (Population served: 11,691, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-28-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-28-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-10-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-16-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-16-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-08-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-08-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-13-2014), St Compliance achieved (JAN-13-2014)
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In JAN-15-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (MAR-05-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-16-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-15-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-16-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-15-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-16-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-15-2010)
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
HOUSTON RIVER WATERWORKS DISTRICT 11 (Population served: 5,880, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-02-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-15-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-02-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2006)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.4%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.8% for Black residents, 9.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 78.3% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 38.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Louisiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.7%
Whole state:  67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Sulphur in 2010:

  • 95 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 35 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Sulphur in 2000:

  • 177 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 22 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 22 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 18 people in religious group quarters
  • 17 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

Sulphur, Louisiana environmental map by EPA

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Sulphur compared to Louisiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Banks with most branches in Sulphur (2011 data):

  • Iberiabank: Sulphur Branch, Carlyss Branch, Cities Service Highway Branch, Maplewood Branch. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $11,676.7 mil, Deposits: $9,387.9 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Iberiabank Corporation
  • Jeff Davis Bank & Trust Company: Carlyss Branch at 4507 South Highway 27, branch established on 2005/03/07; Sulphur Branch at 2905 Maplewood Drive, branch established on 1996/09/23. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $547.5 mil, Deposits: $475.6 mil, headquarters in Jennings, LA, positive income, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Jeff Davis Bancshares, Inc.
  • Capital One, National Association: Sulphur Branch at 1300 South Ruth Street, branch established on 1975/03/10; Maplewood Drive Branch at 3621 Maplewood Drive, branch established on 1975/10/20. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • MidSouth Bank, National Association: Sulphur Branch at 1500 North Beglis Parkway, branch established on 2000/01/13. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $1,396.1 mil, Deposits: $1,192.9 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 44 total offices, Holding Company: Midsouth Bancorp, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Beglis Parkway Branch at 915 Beglis Parkway, branch established on 1959/10/23. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Whitney Bank: Sulphur Branch at 1805 Ruth Street, branch established on 1968/11/12. Info updated 2011/06/14: Bank assets: $14,882.3 mil, Deposits: $11,630.0 mil, headquarters in New Orleans, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 189 total offices, Holding Company: Hancock Holding Company
  • First Federal Bank of Louisiana: Maplewood Drive Branch at 2250 Maplewood Drive, branch established on 1949/10/31. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $749.5 mil, Deposits: $588.2 mil, headquarters in Lake Charles, LA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • First National Bank of Louisiana: Sulphur Branch at 3201 Maplewood Dr, branch established on 2003/06/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $271.0 mil, Deposits: $245.7 mil, headquarters in Crowley, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Financial Corporation Of Louisiana
  • City Savings Bank & Trust Company: Sulphur Branch at 1520 Maplewood Drive, branch established on 2004/10/08. Info updated 2012/04/04: Bank assets: $217.3 mil, Deposits: $191.3 mil, headquarters in Deridder, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Louisiana Community Bancorp, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sulphur, Louisiana:

  • La Quinta Inn #588, 2600 S Ruth, Sulphur, LA 70663 , Phone: (337) 527-8303, Fax: (337) 527-0132
  • Crossland, 104 Mallard Rd, Sulphur, LA 70665 , Phone: (337) 625-5923, Fax: (337) 625-5875
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 2619 S Ruth St, Sulphur, LA 70665 , Phone: (337) 527-1000, Fax: (337) 527-4400
  • Wingate By Wyndham, 300 Arena Rd, Sulphur, LA 70665 , Phone: (337) 527-5151, Fax: (337) 527-1414
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Lake Charles, 2615 Ruth St, Sulphur, LA 70664 , Phone: (337) 528-2629
  • Holiday Inn, 2033 Ruth St, Sulphur, LA 70663 , Phone: (337) 528-2061, Fax: (337) 528-2061
  • Holiday Inn, 102 Mallard St, Sulphur, LA 70665 , Phone: (337) 625-2500, Fax: (337) 625-2500
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 320 S Cities Service Hwy, Sulphur, LA 70663 , Phone: (337) 626-7000, Fax: (337) 626-7013
  • 8 other hotels and motels
All 16 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sulphur, Louisiana

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Sulphur travel time to work - commute Sulphur mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Electricity (46%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sulphur city (based on Calcasieu Parish data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.22%
Here: 65.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodEpiscopal Church
Adherents50.0%31.0%7.2%3.0%1.5%
Congregations17.2%30.6%10.2%5.7%3.8%
NameChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents1.4%0.7%0.6%0.6%4.2%
Congregations5.7%1.9%1.9%1.3%21.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 39
Calcasieu Parish:

2.11 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 33
Calcasieu Parish:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 89
Calcasieu Parish:

4.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 78
Here:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
Louisiana:

10.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Calcasieu Parish:

31.7%
Louisiana:

29.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.0%
State:

13.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 15$48,296$38,6370$0
Other Government Administration 6$31,642$63,2845$300
Judicial and Legal 15$49,461$39,5693$2,104
Police Protection - Officers 42$163,444$46,6980$0
Police - Other 16$42,279$31,7090$0
Firefighters 61$238,158$46,8510$0
Fire - Other 4$13,107$39,3210$0
Correction 9$26,938$35,9170$0
Streets and Highways 48$138,058$34,5150$0
Health 6$17,446$34,8920$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,586$31,0320$0
Sewerage 10$31,709$38,0510$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 8$22,873$34,3102$1,550
Water Supply 7$21,748$37,2820$0
Other and Unallocable 5$17,130$41,1120$0
Totals for Government 253$864,875$41,02210$3,954

Sulphur government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $1,009,000 ($50.06)
    Fire Protection: $812,000 ($40.29)
    Regular Highways: $602,000 ($29.87)
    Water Utilities: $565,000 ($28.03)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,853,000 ($141.55)
    Fire Protection: $2,622,000 ($130.09)
    Sewerage: $1,983,000 ($98.39)
    Regular Highways: $1,489,000 ($73.88)
    Water Utilities: $1,366,000 ($67.77)
    Housing & Community Development: $1,169,000 ($58.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $679,000 ($33.69)
    Financial Administration: $654,000 ($32.45)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $560,000 ($27.78)
    Central Staff Services: $435,000 ($21.58)
    General - Other: $249,000 ($12.35)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $191,000 ($9.48)
    Health Services - Other: $176,000 ($8.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $281,000 ($13.94)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Judicial and Legal: $222,000 ($11.01)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Judicial and Legal: $422,000 ($20.94)
    Housing & Community Development: $18,000 ($0.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $337,000 ($16.72)
    Police Protection: $170,000 ($8.43)
    Housing & Community Development: $59,000 ($2.93)
    Judicial: $24,000 ($1.19)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,093,000 ($302.31)

Sulphur government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,375,000 ($68.22)
    Solid Waste Management: $762,000 ($37.81)
    Housing & Community Development: $364,000 ($18.06)
    All Other: $142,000 ($7.05)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $1,066,000 ($52.89)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,818,000 ($90.20)
    Interest Earnings: $1,472,000 ($73.03)
    Property Sale Other: $403,000 ($20.00)
    Special Assessments: $87,000 ($4.32)
    Rents: $7,000 ($0.35)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,391,000 ($69.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,123,000 ($55.72)
    General Support: $436,000 ($21.63)
    All Other: $171,000 ($8.48)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $9,144,000 ($453.68)
    Public Utilities: $1,166,000 ($57.85)
    Property: $1,146,000 ($56.86)
    NEC: $755,000 ($37.46)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $20,000 ($0.99)

Sulphur government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,077,000 ($251.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,220,000 ($159.76)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $286,000 ($14.19)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,571,000 ($77.95)

Sulphur government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $17,958,000 ($890.99)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,794,000 ($89.01)

4.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,986 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($182 average AGI)
Calcasieu Parish:

0.03%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Beauregard Parish, LA  0.32% ($35,745 average AGI)
from Jefferson Davis Parish, LA  0.29% ($33,337)
from Harris County, TX  0.24% ($51,789)


4.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,880 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
Louisiana average:

6.57%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($203 average AGI)
Calcasieu Parish:

0.03%
Louisiana average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harris County, TX  0.36% ($39,764 average AGI)
to Beauregard Parish, LA  0.30% ($37,995)
to Jefferson Davis Parish, LA  0.25% ($33,627)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sulphur:

  • KEZM (1310 AM; 1 kW; SULPHUR, LA)
  • KLCL (1470 AM; 5 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAOK (1400 AM; 1 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCAST SERVICES,LLC.)
  • KLVI (560 AM; 5 kW; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXZZ (1580 AM; 1 kW; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KDEI (1250 AM; 5 kW; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQHN (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEDERLAND, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • WWL (870 AM; 50 kW; NEW ORLEANS, LA; Owner: ENTERCOM NEW ORLEANS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sulphur:

  • KYKZ (96.1 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBIU (103.7 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKGB (101.3 FM; SULPHUR, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K215AO (90.9 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LAMAR UNIVERSITY)
  • KBXG (99.5 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZWA (104.9 FM; MOSS BLUFF, LA; Owner: B & C BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KRWP (97.5 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKMY (104.5 FM; ORANGE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIOC (106.1 FM; ORANGE, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHLA (92.9 FM; JENNINGS, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQXY-FM (94.1 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KYKR (95.1 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTXB (89.7 FM; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KVEE (107.5 FM; LAKE ARTHUR, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQLK (97.9 FM; DE RIDDER, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC)
  • KOJO (91.7 FM; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sulphur:

  • KVHP (Channel 29; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAM-LP (Channel 58; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: RICE CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPLC (Channel 7; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • K51EC (Channel 51; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KLTL-TV (Channel 18; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Owner: LOUISIANA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)
  • K09VO (Channel 9; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: BEAUMONT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KITU (Channel 34; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION INC)
  • KBTV-TV (Channel 4; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF BEAUMONT/PORT ARTHUR, L.L.C.)
  • KFDM-TV (Channel 6; BEAUMONT, TX; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF TEXAS, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Sulphur fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 42
Total length: 182 meters (597ft)
Total costs: $6,606,000
Total average daily traffic: 719,020
Total average daily truck traffic: 103,752

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 27
  • 1970-1979: 5
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Sulphur, LA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sulphur)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 153 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Sulphur, LA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 113 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sulphur)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sulphur)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED95$112,14075$97,439214$120,47449$34,8525$437,25635$147,59222$51,720
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$80,9057$116,39128$123,5603$18,9870$01$218,5201$26,200
APPLICATIONS DENIED22$103,49631$95,48099$114,55624$22,6180$04$112,30814$44,470
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$104,00011$80,50130$114,2410$01$115,0001$115,0003$32,200
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$126,2502$104,91017$115,5221$20,0000$00$01$82,820

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0028.00 , 0029.00, 0030.00, 0031.01, 0031.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED14$140,2195$131,2661$162,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$101,1900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$110,6351$128,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0028.00 , 0029.00, 0030.00, 0031.01, 0031.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 23
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Sulphur

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sulphur, LA
Most common first names in Sulphur, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary16475.6 years
James15966.7 years
John15372.7 years
Joseph11772.8 years
William10370.8 years
Robert9568.8 years
Charles7469.2 years
George7076.0 years
Dorothy5373.9 years
Willie5376.6 years
Most common last names in Sulphur, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Vincent12672.4 years
Broussard8375.3 years
Guidry8276.0 years
Smith8175.3 years
Landry7872.2 years
Hebert6877.9 years
Miller6574.0 years
Thibodeaux6370.0 years
Trahan6377.4 years
Fontenot5869.1 years
Businesses in Sulphur, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Microtel1
Baymont Inn1Nike2
Best Western1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King2Penske1
CVS1Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1Popeyes2
Circle K5Quality1
Comfort Suites1RadioShack1
Cracker Barrel1Rite Aid1
Cricket Wireless1Rue211
Crossland Economy Studios1SONIC Drive-In2
Curves1Sprint Nextel1
Days Inn1Studio 61
Domino's Pizza1Super 81
Econo Lodge1T-Mobile2
FedEx5Taco Bell2
Ford1The Room Place1
GNC1True Value1
GameStop1U-Haul2
H&R Block2UPS3
Holiday Inn3Waffle House2
Jack In The Box1Walgreens2
Kroger1Walmart1
La Quinta1Wendy's2
Lowe's1Wingate1
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