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Overview

Introduction to Sulphur, Louisiana

Sulphur, Louisiana, in Calcasieu county, is 9 miles W of Lake Charles, Louisiana and 123 miles E of Houston, Texas. The city is located in the Lake Charles metropolitan area. Sulphur has a population of 20,512.

Sulphur History

The city of Sulphur is located in Calcasieu Parish, in the Lake Charles metro area. The city named because of the nearby sulphur deposits. In 1867, geologist Eugene W. Hilgard discovered the city is rich in sulphur. An engineer named Thomas Kleinpeter constructed the town of Sulphur in the year 1878. This area was originally known as Kleinpeter's Square.

Sulphur and nearby Attractions

  • De Soto National Forest
  • Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
  • Sam Houston Jones State Park
  • W. H. Stark House
  • Brimstone Museum

Things To Do In Sulphur

The Sam Houston Jones State Park offers facilities for camping, fishing, boating and hiking. The Sabine National Wildlife Refuge is also a popular local recreational spot.

Sulphur Transportation

Air transport is available at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Sulphur Higher Education

Louisiana State University, Lamar State College, Lamar University and McNeese State University are the local centers of higher education.

People

Total Population 20,275
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 8,213
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 49.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21%
Median Earnings25+ $36,815
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,153
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,483

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,735
% Above Poverty Level 80.9%
% Below Poverty Level 19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26.2%
Median Gross Rent $747
Median House Value $115,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.5%
US/American 0%
English 10.2%
Irish 9.9%

Sulphur Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles W of Lake Charles, Louisiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 123 miles E of Houston, Texas
County Calcasieu
Metro Area Lake Charles
Standard Zip Codes 70663, 70665
P.O. Box Zip Codes 70664
Phone Area Codes 337
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.236
Longitude -93.377

Sulphur Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LAKE CHARLES AP
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 61 F
Apr Temp 57 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 59 to 81 F
Annual Precip 57.1 inches
Station DE QUINCY
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 59 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 61 inches
Station ORANGE 9 N
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 62.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
DeQuincy 3,201 $39,970
Iowa 3,083 $50,227
Lake Charles 73,503 $44,105
Vinton 3,391 $38,207
Westlake 4,585 $58,480

Sulphur Hospitals

WEST CALCASIEU CAMERON HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
701 EAST CYPRESS STREET
(337) 527-4240
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sulphur High Schools

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SULPHUR HIGH SCHOOL
100 SYCAMORE STREET
337-527-6679
Serves 1,862 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

JAKE DROST SCHOOL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
1100 NORTH CROCKER STREET
337-527-5296
A Special Education School
Serves 18 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.5

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