Sulphur, Louisiana

Population 20,308

Sulphur is located in Calcasieu Parish, LA. The population is 20,308, making Sulphur the 2nd largest city in Calcasieu Parish.

There are 12 public schools in Sulphur with an average Homefacts rating of A-. The total crime rate for Sulphur is moderate , and there are 88 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Sulphur is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Sulphur property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Sulphur include Carlyss, Westlake and Lake Charles.

Sulphur Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Excellent
  • No High School Diploma: 12.3%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 68.6%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 19.1%

Crime Rate

47.25% Higher than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 351
  • Violent Crimes: 327
  • Robbery: 74
  • Burglary: 530
  • Property Crime: 4
  • Larceny Theft: 3

Registered Offenders

63.81% Higher than national avg.
  • 88 offenders in Sulphur
  • 43.33 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

146 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 20
  • Superfunds: 16
  • Tanks & Spills: 110


Moderate 3.5%
  • Louisiana unemployment average: 3.6%
  • National unemployment average: 3.6%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

12 Public Schools view public schools

There are 12 K-12 public schools in Sulphur, LA and 3 private schools. Homefacts rates Sulphur's schools as Excellent, with an overall A- rating.
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3 Private Schools

Hope Christian School

Little Learners Montessori

Our Lady's School

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0 Colleges & Universities view all colleges & universities

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Crime view details

88 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$225,000 compared to December 1969
Median Sales Price
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Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

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  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

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48 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Sulphur, LA issued 48 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 48 permits, 46 were issued for single family homes and 2 were issued for multi-family homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Sulphur, LA issued 51 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $723
  • 1 Bedroom: $753
  • 2 Bedrooms: $970
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,213
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,363

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Environmental Hazards

146 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (121/132)
    Sulphur, LA has 91.67% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Sulphur, LA is a green zone.
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  • UV Index HIGH 6.49 Average
    Sulphur, LA is a high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 53.55°
  • February 56.17°
  • March 62.88°
  • April 69.57°
  • May 77.33°
  • June 83.56°
  • July 83.35°
  • August 84.28°
  • September 79.17°
  • October 69.92°
  • November 61.1°
  • December 51.88°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Sulphur, LA

Sulphur, LA has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Sulphur, LA has a very high risk of hurricanes.
Sulphur, LA has a moderate risk of hail storms.
Sulphur, LA has a moderate risk of tornadoes.

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Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Sulphur, LA: $52,217


Unemployment in Sulphur is 3.5%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 3.6% and 3.6% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 49.78%
White Collar - 50.22%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Bobby Jindal
  • Sen. Bill Cassidy
  • Sen. David Vitter

City Representatives

  • Charles W. Boustany Jr.

Neighborhood Info

2 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

27 FCC Towers view all

1 Hospital view all

2 Libraries view all

2 Retirement Homes view all

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