Introduction to Sulphur Springs, Texas

Sulphur Springs, Texas, in Hopkins county, is 57 miles N of Tyler, Texas (center to center) and 73 miles E of Dallas, Texas.

Sulphur Springs History

Sulphur Springs received its name from the springs of sulphur water that were abundant in the area before the arrival of the settlers. During that time, Native American tribes frequently set up temporary camps around the springs. When the first settlers arrived, most of them used the land around the springs for setting up their camps as well. Eli Bib, one of the first settlers, set up a store in his cabin and sold food grains, persimmon beer, whiskey, and ginger cake. In the year 1849, Dr. and Mrs. Davis arrived in Sulphur Springs. Dr. Davis's plan paved the route to the establishment of the city in future.

Sulphur Springs and nearby Attractions

  • Central Baptist Church
  • Lake Sulphur Springs
  • Sulphur Springs City Cemetery
  • Southwest Dairy Museum
  • Sulphur Springs Public Library
  • Sulphur Springs City Park

Things To Do In Sulphur Springs

Central Baptist Church is famous for its quaint atmosphere and the heavenly serenity that prevails on the Church grounds. Sulphur Springs City Cemetery is known for the beautiful garden that flourishes on its grounds. Lake Sulphur Springs is a well known fishing spot that attracts anglers from all around. Southwest Dairy Museum showcases the history of dairy farming in the area, because of which the city was known as the "Dairy Capital of Texas."

Sulphur Springs Transportation

Cox Field Airfield is located nearby.

Sulphur Springs Higher Education

Texas A & M University-Commerce, Tyler Junior College, and The University of Texas at Tyler provide higher education to the people of Sulphur Springs.


Total Population 15,780
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 6,614
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 50.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.2%
Median Earnings25+ $29,004
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,183
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,361


Median Family Income $45,548
% Above Poverty Level 75.3%
% Below Poverty Level 24.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 24.9%
Median Gross Rent $674
Median House Value $85,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 43.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.2%
Irish 11.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sulphur Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles N of Tyler, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles E of Dallas, Texas
County Hopkins
Standard Zip Codes 75482
P.O. Box Zip Codes 75483
Phone Area Codes 903
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.138
Longitude -95.6

Sulphur Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 54 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 50 to 70 F
Jul Temp 71 to 90 F
Oct Temp 52 to 74 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 52 to 74 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 77 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Campbell 515 $58,523
Commerce 8,558 $36,667
Como 770 $36,406
Cooper 2,096 $31,250
Cumby 811 $53,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sulphur Springs Public Libraries

Sulphur Springs Public Library
Sulphur Springs, Texas
(903) 885-4926
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Sulphur Springs Hospitals

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(903) 885-7671
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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A Title I School.
Serves 191 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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