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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,849
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+6,703
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married50.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.9%
Median Earnings25+$29,281
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,810
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,556

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,548
% Above Poverty Level77.7%
% Below Poverty Level22.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone23.8%
Median Gross Rent$754
Median House Value$91,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40%
Irish11.6%
English7.3%
French Except Basque4.3%
Italian2.9%
Scottish0.9%
Canadian0.5%
Dutch0.2%
Swedish0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Polish0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Greek0.1%
Australian0.1%
Czech0.1%
German0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Sulphur Springs Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hopkins County
Standard Zip Codes75482
P.O. Box Zip Codes75483
Phone Area Codes903
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.14
Approximate Longitude-95.61

Sulphur Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSULPHUR SPRINGS
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp31 to 54 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp52 to 79 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches
StationLAKE FORK RESERVOIR
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp50 to 70 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp52 to 74 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches
StationMOUNT VERNON
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp32 to 53 F
Apr Temp52 to 74 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 77 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Campbell574$60,982
Commerce8,847$46,739
Como758$35,625
Cooper2,148$32,390
Cumby738$50,924

Sulphur Springs Hospitals

Hopkins County Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
115 Airport Road

Sulphur Springs Public Schools

Bowie El
1400 Mockingbird Ln
ZIP: 75482
(903) 885-3772
Primary
Total Enrollment 229
Douglas Int
600 Calvert St
ZIP: 75482
(903) 885-4516
Middle
Total Enrollment 329
Early Childhood Lrn Ctr
390 N Hillcrest
ZIP: 75482
(903) 439-6170
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
Lamar El
825 Church St
ZIP: 75482
(903) 885-4550
Primary
Total Enrollment 206
North Hopkins El
1994 Fm 71 W
ZIP: 75482
(903) 945-2192
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
North Hopkins H S
1994 Fm 71 W
ZIP: 75482
(903) 945-2192
High
Total Enrollment 188
Sulphur Springs El
829 Bell St
ZIP: 75482
(903) 885-8466
Primary
Total Enrollment 619
Sulphur Springs H S
1200 Connally
ZIP: 75482
(903) 885-2158
High
Total Enrollment 1165
Sulphur Springs Middle
835 Wildcat Way
ZIP: 75482
(903) 885-7741
Middle
Total Enrollment 983
Travis El
130 Garrison St
ZIP: 75482
(903) 885-5246
Primary
Total Enrollment 240

Sulphur Springs Private Schools

Water Oak Elementary School
631 Davis St N
ZIP: 75482
Elementary
Total Enrollment 56
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