Sulphur Springs, TexasSulphur Springs
is a city located in Hopkins County, Texas
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 14,551. It is the county seat
of Hopkins County6
Geography\nSulphur Springs is located at 33°8'3" North, 95°36'7" West (33.134064, -95.601965)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 54.5 km²
). 46.3 km² (17.9 mi²) of it is land and 8.2 km² (3.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 15.11% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 14,551 people, 5,780 households, and 3,855 families residing in the city. The population density
is 314.6/km² (814.8/mi²). There are 6,492 housing units at an average density of 140.3/km² (363.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 79.51% White, 14.27% African American
, 0.69% Native American
, 0.40% Asian
, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.69% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. 8.19% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 5,780 households out of which 31.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% are married couples living together, 13.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% are non-families. 29.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 3.02.
In the city the population is spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $30,403, and the median income for a family is $36,802. Males have a median income of $29,559 versus $21,179 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,662. 16.4% of the population and 12.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.5% are under the age of 18 and 14.3% are 65 or older.