Sulphur, Louisiana Population 2020

20,198

Sulphur is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 20,198, it is the 16th largest city in Louisiana and the 1830th largest city in the United States. Sulphur is currently declining at a rate of -0.08% annually and its population has decreased by -1.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,410 in 2010. Sulphur reached it's highest population of 20,512 in 2000. Spanning over 11 miles, Sulphur has a population density of 1,800 people per square mile.

The average household income in Sulphur is $63,838 with a poverty rate of 12.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $835 per month, and the median house value is $138,800. The median age in Sulphur is 35.8 years, 33.2 years for males, and 38.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.3 males.

Sulphur Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sulphur was:

  • White: 91.14%
  • Black or African American: 5.51%
  • Two or more races: 2.15%
  • Other race: 0.49%
  • Asian: 0.46%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Sulphur, Louisiana is 20,198, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,230.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 20,410.

Sulphur, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,44891.14%
Black or African American1,1155.51%
Two or More Races4362.15%
Some Other Race990.49%
Asian940.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native490.24%

Sulphur Population Pyramid 2020

Sulphur Median Age

35.8


Total

33.2


Male

38.4


Female

Sulphur Adults

There are 14,813 adults, (3,026 of whom are seniors) in Sulphur.

Sulphur Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Sulphur Sex Ratio

Female

10,419

51.47%

Male

9,822

48.53%

Sulphur Households and Families

Sulphur Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sulphur Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.9%19.1%
All67.2%32.8%
Male59.9%40.1%
Non Family57%43%
Female50.7%49.3%

67.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,9892.5267.2
Married3,6063.3180.9
Non Family2,9591.1457
Female9383.3550.7
Male4863.5259.9

3.24

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sulphur Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4913.69%
9th to 12th Grade1,2769.59%
High School Graduate4,64334.88%
Some College3,42525.73%
Associates Degree1,1228.43%
Bachelors Degree1,73913.06%
Graduate Degree6154.62%

Sulphur Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,91610,3682,160
Black69361767
Hispanic47836031
Multiple Races12212271
Asian744911
Other Race54467
Native American363617

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 multiple races people with a rate of 58.20%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,221$54,390$24,606
Less Than High School$32,042$46,615$9,107
High School Grad$26,466$39,063$20,425
Some College$41,718$63,634$27,377
Bachelors Degree$44,646$70,694$37,596
Graduate Degree$50,560$59,423$38,558

$36,221

Average Earnings

$54,390

Average Male

$24,606

Average Female

Sulphur Language

Sulphur Language by Age

Sulphur Language

94.63% of Sulphur residents speak only English, while 5.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.35% of the population.

Sulphur Poverty

Sulphur Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,4692,21112.66%
Black1,05516215.36%
Multiple4366013.76%
Hispanic1,063514.80%
Asian9477.45%

12.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.83%

Male Poverty Rate

13.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sulphur

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sulphur is Black, with 15.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sulphur is Hispanic, with 4.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.34%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.21%
High School11.39%
Some College8.84%
Bachelors or Greater4.16%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.20%
Male Unemployed9.17%
Female Employed5.30%
Male Employed4.36%

Sulphur Income

Sulphur Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$53,522$63,838
Families$62,065$74,649
Married Families$82,289-
Non Families$31,188$42,774

Sulphur Marital Status

Sulphur Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Sulphur Married by Age and Sex

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

Sulphur Veterans

1,285

Number of Veterans

1,176

Male Veterans

109

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam406
First Gulf War325
Second Gulf War185
Korea168
World War II76
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2048.85%
Black547.11%
Hispanic479.69%
Other1527.78%
Indian1233.33%

$Sulphur Veterans by Education

3.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sulphur Employment Status

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Sulphur Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.85%

Born in Louisiana

97.41%

Native Born

2.59%

Foreign Born

1.25%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.41% of Sulphur residents were born in the United States, with 75.85% having been born in Louisiana. 1.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202020,198-16-0.08%
201920,214-16-0.08%
201820,230-43-0.21%
201720,273-16-0.08%
201620,2891010.50%
201520,18890.04%
201420,179-36-0.18%
201320,21590.04%
201220,206-177-0.87%
201120,383-93-0.45%
201020,476-36-0.02%
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%