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Population (year 2000): 20,512. Estimated population in July 2005: 19,608 (-4.4% change)
Males: 9,832 (47.9%), Females: 10,680 (52.1%)

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Median resident age: 35.3 years
Median household income: $38,247 (year 2000)
Median house value: $77,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Sulphur:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.4%)
  • Black (4.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: French (18.9%), United States (18.3%), Irish (10.0%), German (9.6%), French Canadian (9.1%), English (8.1%).

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Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 10.0 square miles

Sulphur,

For population 25 years and over in Sulphur

  • High school or higher: 80.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sulphur city

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 11.2%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -119 (-0.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Charles, LA Lake (10.5 miles pop. 71,757).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: TX Houston, (142.7 miles pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: LA (2.8 miles Carlyss, LA (7.1 miles Westlake, LA (7.6 miles Prien, Charles, LA Lake (10.5 miles Bluff, LA (12.1 miles Moss LA (15.4 miles Vinton, LA DeQuincy, (16.1 miles LA Hackberry, (17.1 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 36 buildings, average cost: $97,600
  • 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

Latitude: 30.23 N, Longitude: 93.36 W

Area code: 337


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.8%), Manufacturing (16.9%), Construction (11.0%), Retail trade (11.0%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,375 (+6.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,247 (36.4%)

Crime in Sulphur (1999):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 4 rapes (19.0 per 100,000)
  • 10 robberies (47.4 per 100,000)
  • 75 assaults (355.8 per 100,000)
  • 208 burglaries (986.7 per 100,000)
  • 830 thefts (3937.4 per 100,000)
  • 48 auto thefts (227.7 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 347.1 (higher means more crime, US average = 339.3)

Crime in Sulphur (2000):
  • 2 murders (9.3 per 100,000)
  • 13 rapes (60.1 per 100,000)
  • 20 robberies (92.5 per 100,000)
  • 86 assaults (397.8 per 100,000)
  • 230 burglaries (1063.8 per 100,000)
  • 735 thefts (3399.6 per 100,000)
  • 56 auto thefts (259.0 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 391.9 (higher means more crime, US average = 328.1)

Average climate in Sulphur, Louisiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sulphur,

Sulphur-area historical tornado activity is near Louisiana state average. It is 87% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/7/1957, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.9 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 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Martin Zeno - College basketball player (Texas Tech Red Raiders).


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


Hospitals/medical centers in Sulphur:
  • SUMMIT INSTITUTE OF SW LOUISIANA (703 E CYPRESS STREET)
  • W CALCASIEU CAMERON HOSPITAL (701 EAST CYPRESS STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Sulphur:
  • W O MOSS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA)
  • WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA)
  • CHRISTUS ST PATRICK HOSPITAL (about 11 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sulphur:
  • LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL (about 13 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; ID: LCH)
  • CHENNAULT INTL (about 16 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; ID: CWF)
  • SOUTHEAST TEXAS REGIONAL (about 50 miles; BEAUMONT/PORT ARTHUR, TX; ID: BPT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sulphur:
  • SOUTHLAND FIELD (about 8 miles; SULPHUR, LA; ID: L75)
  • DE QUINCY INDUSTRIAL AIRPARK (about 16 miles; DE QUINCY, LA; ID: 5R8)
  • ORANGE COUNTY (about 33 miles; ORANGE, TX; ID: ORG)

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

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 9 $16,826 $22,434 0 $0
Financial Administration 15 $33,265 $26,612 0 $0
Other Government Administration 6 $19,375 $38,750 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 12 $13,231 $13,231 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 14 $35,774 $30,663 0 $0
Sewerage 17 $37,067 $26,164 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 1 $2,296 $27,552 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 51 $134,884 $31,737 0 $0
Water Supply 16 $34,569 $25,926 0 $0
Health 5 $10,767 $25,840 0 $0
Streets and Highways 25 $45,812 $21,989 0 $0
Fire - Other 8 $21,976 $32,964 0 $0
Firefighters 48 $129,858 $32,464 0 $0
Totals for Government 227 $535,699 $28,318 0 $0


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sulphur:
  • MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Full-time enrollment: 6,460)
  • LAMAR UNIVERSITY-BEAUMONT (about 55 miles; BEAUMONT, TX; FT enrollment: 8,888)
  • UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE (about 91 miles; LAFAYETTE, LA; FT enrollment: 13,673)
  • NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 107 miles; NATCHITOCHES, LA; FT enrollment: 7,710)
  • LEE COLLEGE (about 115 miles; BAYTOWN, TX; FT enrollment: 3,099)
  • ANGELINA COLLEGE (about 124 miles; LUFKIN, TX; FT enrollment: 2,773)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS (about 129 miles; HOUSTON, TX; FT enrollment: 2,819)
Public high school in Sulphur:
  • SULPHUR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,862; Location: 100 SYCAMORE STREET; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high school in Sulphur:
  • PARKVIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 218; Location: POB 469; Grades: PK - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Sulphur:
  • MAPLEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,034; Location: 4401 MAPLEWOOD DRIVE; Grades: PK - 08)
  • W. W. LEWIS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 742; Location: 1752 CYPRESS STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • W. T. HENNING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 489; Location: 774 HENNING DRIVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • FRASCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 474; Location: 540 SOUTH HUNTINGTON STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • E. K. KEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 473; Location: 1201 EAST BURTON STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • VINCENT SETTLEMENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 445; Location: 1072 VINCENT SETTLEMENT ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • RICHARD W. VINCENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 413; Location: 1634 BEGLIS PARKWAY; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LEBLANC MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 399; Location: 1100 NORTH CROCKER STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • D. S. PERKINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 335; Location: 565 NORTH CROCKER STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JAKE DROST SCHOOL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (Students: 18; Location: 1100 NORTH CROCKER STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Sulphur:
  • OUR LADY S SCHOOL INC (Students: 347; Location: 1111 CYPRESS STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LITTLE LEARNERS MONTESSORI (Students: 47; Location: 73 CENTER CIRCLE; Grades: PK - KG)

Notable locations in Sulphur: Cal-Cam Fairgrounds (A), Sulphur Industrial Park (B), Sulphur City Hall (C), Maplewood Branch Library (D).

Shopping Centers: Kenwood Shopping Center (1), Westpoint Shopping Center (2), Parish Village Shopping Center (3), Town and Country Shopping Center (4), Plaza Shopping Center (5), Maplewood Plaza Shopping Center (6).

Churches in Sulphur include: Sulphur Tabernacle Church (A), Holy Trinity Church (B), Henning Memorial United Methodist Church (C), Central Baptist Church (D), First Pentecostal Church (E), Pleasant Green Baptist Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), Curry Chapel (H).

Cemetery: Roseland Cemetery (1).

Parks in Sulphur include: Center Circle Recreation Center (1), Frasch Park (2).

Post office: (A).  


Sulphur compared to Louisiana state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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.)
  • KDEI (1250 AM; 5 kW; PORT ARTHUR, TX; Owner: RADIO MARIA, INC.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQHN (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEDERLAND, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • 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)

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.)
  • KQLK (97.9 FM; DE RIDDER, LA; Owner: PITTMAN BROADCASTING SERVICES, LLC)
  • KVEE (107.5 FM; LAKE ARTHUR, LA; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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