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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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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.
19% of Sulphur residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sulphur, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $389. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $746.
Libraries in Sulphur include Sulphur Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Sulphur include Southwest Daily News
Calcasieu Parish supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sulphur political report.
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.
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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