Sulphur, Louisiana Population 2021

20,021
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Sulphur is a city located in Calcasieu Parish Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 20,021, it is the 16th largest city in Louisiana and the 1854th largest city in the United States . Sulphur is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually and its population has decreased by -1.91% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,410 in 2010. Sulphur reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 11 miles, Sulphur has a population density of 1,784 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sulphur is $65,319 with a poverty rate of 14.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $850 per month, and the median house value is $141,700. The median age in Sulphur is 36.7 years, 35.1 years for males, and 37.9 years for females.

Sulphur Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sulphurwas:

  • White: 89.10%
  • Black or African American: 7.03%
  • Two or more races: 2.30%
  • Other race: 0.71%
  • Asian: 0.51%
  • Native American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Sulphur, Louisiana is 20,021 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,065.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,410.

Sulphur, Louisiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,92189.10%
Black or African American1,4147.03%
Two or More Races4622.30%
Some Other Race1420.71%
Asian1030.51%
American Indian and Alaska Native670.33%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.02%
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Sulphur Population by Race

Sulphur Population Pyramid $2021

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Sulphur Median Age

36.7


Total

35.1


Male

37.9


Female

Sulphur Adults

There are 14,890 adults, (3,157 of whom are seniors) in Sulphur.

Sulphur Age Dependency

71.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Sulphur Sex Ratio

Female

10,357

51.49%

Male

9,756

48.51%

Sulphur Population by Age

Sulphur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sulphur Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female58.1%41.9%
Non Family58.9%41.1%
All67.9%32.1%
Male67.9%32.1%
Married78.2%21.8%

67.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sulphur Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,0332.4967.9
Married3,5753.378.2
Non Family3,0521.1658.9
Female9883.358.1
Male4183.467.9

3.21

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Sulphur Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4833.61%
9th to 12th Grade1,54111.51%
High School Graduate4,75535.51%
Some College3,26424.37%
Associates Degree1,0898.13%
Bachelors Degree1,70712.75%
Graduate Degree5524.12%
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Sulphur Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sulphur Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,69410,0012,007
Black86877993
Hispanic53433448
2+ Races183183101
Asian884613
Other Race81666
Native American555523
Islander444

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Sulphur Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,790$55,583$27,372
Less Than 9th Grade$29,324$38,250$9,784
High School Graduate$30,518$40,571$21,532
Some College$43,500$59,850$32,601
Bachelors Degree$46,934$70,116$39,960
Graduate Degree$54,153$64,500$52,989

$37,790

Average Earnings

$55,583

Average Male

$27,372

Average Female

Sulphur Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sulphur Language by Age

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Sulphur Language

92.54% of Sulphur residents speak only English, while 7.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.23% of the population.

Sulphur Language

Sulphur Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,7912,05012.21%
Hispanic1,26949238.77%
Black1,33817112.78%
Multiple46210322.29%
Asian103109.71%

14.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.04%

Male Poverty Rate

17.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sulphur

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sulphur is Hispanic, with 38.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sulphur is Asian, with 9.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.85%.

Sulphur Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.38%
High School12.41%
Some College7.19%
Bachelors or Greater3.85%

Sulphur Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed33.94%
Male Unemployed24.52%
Female Employed4.32%
Male Employed4.17%

Sulphur Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sulphur Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,287$65,319
Families$61,961$74,696
Married Families$85,982-
Non Families$33,000$46,645
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Income by Household Type

Sulphur Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Sulphur Married by Age and Sex

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Sulphur Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Sulphur Marital Status by Race

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Sulphur Marital Status

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1,278

Number of Veterans

1,181

Male Veterans

97

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam392
First Gulf War340
Second Gulf War245
Korea142
World War II56

Sulphur Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+314
35 to 54311
65 to 74292
55 to 64219
18 to 34142

Sulphur Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1788.78%
Hispanic6612.20%
Black343.55%
Other Race2935.80%
2+ Races217.75%
Native American1629.09%

Sulphur Veterans by Race

Sulphur Veterans by Education

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3.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sulphur Veterans by Education

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60%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Sulphur Employment by Age

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Sulphur Employment by Race

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Sulphur Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.46%

Born in Sulphur

97.06%

Native Born

2.94%

Foreign Born

1.66%

Non Citizen

1.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.06% of Sulphur residents were born in the United States, with 75.46% having been born in Louisiana. 1.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sulphur Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202120,021-22-0.11%
202020,043-22-0.11%
201920,065-22-0.11%
201820,087-57-0.28%
201720,144-27-0.13%
201620,1711020.51%
201520,069-1-0.00%
201420,070-44-0.22%
201320,11420.01%
201220,112-184-0.91%
201120,296-98-0.48%
201020,394-118-0.06%
200020,5123870.19%
199020,1254160.21%
198019,7094,7502.80%
197014,9593,5302.73%
196011,4295,4336.66%
19505,9962,4925.52%
19403,5040.00%

Sulphur Population by Year