is a city located in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 20,512.
Geography\nSulphur is located at 30°13'49" North, 93°21'39" West (30.230355, -93.360837)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 26.0 km²
). 26.0 km² (10.0 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 20,512 people, 7,901 households, and 5,601 families residing in the city. The population density
is 788.8/km² (2,043.0/mi²). There are 8,665 housing units at an average density of 333.2/km² (863.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 93.43% White, 4.41% African American
, 0.33% Native American
, 0.37% Asian
, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 1.49% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 7,901 households out of which 34.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% are married couples living together, 13.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% are non-families. 24.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.56 and the average family size is 3.06.
In the city the population is spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $38,247, and the median income for a family is $45,455. Males have a median income of $38,235 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,615. 13.3% of the population and 10.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.0% are under the age of 18 and 14.5% are 65 or older.