For population 25 years and over in Sulphur:
For population 15 years and over in Sulphur city:
205 residents are foreign born (0.6% Europe, 0.4% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $547 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Norman, OK (55.3 miles , pop. 95,694).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (74.4 miles , pop. 506,132).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (118.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: East Murray, OK (0.7 miles) , Hickory, OK (2.8 miles) , West Murray, OK (2.8 miles) , Dougherty, OK (2.9 miles ), Davis, OK (2.9 miles ), Roff, OK (3.3 miles ), Mill Creek, OK (3.4 miles ), Southwest Pontotoc, OK (3.4 miles) .
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 34.51 N, Longitude: 96.98 W
Area code: 580
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Sulphur detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -132 (-2.7%).
Work and jobs in Sulphur: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Sulphur, Oklahoma
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Sulphur-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 323% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/19/1972, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.0 miles away from the Sulphur city center killed 5 people and injured 6 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 5/9/1959, a category F4 tornado 23.8 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Sulphur-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Oklahoma state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 32.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.8 miles away from Sulphur center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 39.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/17/1992 at 07:18:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.1 miles away from Sulphur center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Murray County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 6, Fires: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: John Sparks (Oklahoma politician) - Politician, Wayne Bennett (blues guitarist).
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Public elementary/middle schools in Sulphur:
See full list of schools located in Sulphur, School District: SULPHUR
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Sulphur and their reported violations in the past:BUCKHORN RWD (Population served: 1001, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:CEDAR BLUE (Population served: 500, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:CHICKASAW NRA BUCKHORN (Address: 1008 W. 2ND AVE , Population served: 100, Surface_water):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.4%
(26.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.7% for American Indian residents, 35.9% for other race residents, 13.5% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
43 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
People in group quarters in Sulphur in 2000:
Sulphur compared to Oklahoma state average:
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Religion statistics for Sulphur city (based on Murray County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.67%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
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Sulphur government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
8.57% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,270 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.00% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,451 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Sulphur fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Sulphur)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Sulphur, OK)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:17 (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 Amateur Radio Licenses:49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sulphur)
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sulphur, OK
Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2014.