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Sulphur is in Calcasieu Parish, in the Lake Charles metro area.

The community was named for nearby sulphur deposits

The latitude of Sulphur is 30.236N. The longitude is -93.377W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 16 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 19,901.


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Median household income
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$38,247
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sulphur demographic reports
Sports teams: Swashbucklers (arena football)
Historic sites and museums: Brimstone Historical Society Museum

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10% of Sulphur residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sulphur ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sulphur was $17,615, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Sulphur residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Sulphur, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $389.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $746.


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Libraries in Sulphur include Sulphur Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sulphur include Southwest Daily News

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Calcasieu Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sulphur political report.

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The average commute time for Sulphur workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sulphur between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Sulphur include Americas Best Value Inn, Best Western Executive Hotel & Suites, Crossland Lake Charles Sulphur, Days Inn Sulphur, Econo Lodge, Fairfield Inn, Hampton Inn Sulphur, Holiday Inn Express Sulphur, La Quinta Inn, Microtel Inn ... More hotels.

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