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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,198
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+8,685
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married51.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.1%
Median Earnings25+$37,392
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,952
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,096

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,296
% Above Poverty Level84.4%
% Below Poverty Level15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone31%
Median Gross Rent$777
Median House Value$121,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.9%
Canadian13.8%
Irish10.5%
French Except Basque9.6%
English9.5%
German7.9%
Italian2.2%
Scottish2%
Dutch1.2%
Welsh0.9%
Hungarian0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Polish0.3%
Greek0.2%
Arab0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Sulphur Almanac

CategoryValue
County Calcasieu Parish
Standard Zip Codes70663, 70665
P.O. Box Zip Codes70664
Phone Area Codes337
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.22
Approximate Longitude-93.35

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)

StationLAKE CHARLES AP
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp41 to 61 F
Apr Temp57 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp59 to 81 F
Annual Precip57.1 inches
StationDE QUINCY
Distance14.6 miles
Jan Temp37 to 59 F
Apr Temp54 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip61 inches
StationORANGE 9 N
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp40 to 60 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip62.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
DeQuincy3,158$49,767
Iowa3,179$46,875
Lake Charles75,044$47,868
Vinton3,367$46,276
Westlake4,611$63,636

Sulphur Hospitals

Cornerstone Hospital Of Southwest Louisiana
703 Cypress Street
(337) 310-6001
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
701 Cypress St
(337) 527-7034

Sulphur Public Schools

E. K. Key Elementary School
1201 E Burton Street
ZIP: 70663
(337) 217-4660
Primary
Total Enrollment 477
Frasch Elementary School
540 S Huntington
ZIP: 70663
(337) 217-4550
Primary
Total Enrollment 647
Jake Drost School For Exceptional Children
1100 N Crocker St
ZIP: 70663
(337) 217-4510
Other
Total Enrollment 32
Leblanc Middle School
1100 N Crocker
ZIP: 70663
(337) 217-4510
Middle
Total Enrollment 378
Maplewood Elementary
4401 Maplewood Dr.
ZIP: 70663
(337) 217-4920
Primary
Total Enrollment 672
Maplewood Middle School
4401 Maplewood Dr
ZIP: 70663
(337) 217-4920
Primary
Total Enrollment 349
Richard W. Vincent Elementary School
1634 Beglis Parkway
ZIP: 70663
(337) 217-4690
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Sulphur High School
100 Sycamore Street
ZIP: 70663
(337) 217-4430
High
Total Enrollment 2003
Vincent Settlement Elementary School
1072 Vincent Settlement Road
ZIP: 70663
(337) 217-4580
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
W. T. Henning Elementary School
774 Henning Drive
ZIP: 70663
(337) 217-4840
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
W. W. Lewis Middle School
1752 Cypress
ZIP: 70663
(337) 217-4700
Middle
Total Enrollment 863
Cypress Cove Elementary School
700 Currie Drive
ZIP: 70665
(337) 217-4970
Primary
Total Enrollment 567

Sulphur Private Schools

Hope Christian School
4501 Maplewood Dr
ZIP: 70663
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 38
Little Learners Montessori
73 Center Cir
ZIP: 70663
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Our Lady's School
1111 Cypress St
ZIP: 70663
Elementary
Total Enrollment 173
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