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Sulphur, Louisiana

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The location of Sulphur

Welcome to Sulphur ...

The city of Sulphur is located in Calcasieu Parish.

The location of Sulphur has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Sulphur has a population of 20,230 people<2> (see below for details).

Sulphur is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Sulphur lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Sulphur: (337)

The ZIP codes for Sulphur: 70663-70665<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sulphur had a population of 20,410 people (which is 10.59% of the total population of Calcasieu Parish). This makes Sulphur the parish's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Sulphur represents 0.45% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,410 people, the population of Sulphur has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 20,512 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Sulphur had an population of 20,230 people. This is a decrease of 0.88% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.37% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sulphur.

Communities near Sulphur ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Lake Charles   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the East (E) of Sulphur

Vinton   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Sulphur

DeQuincy   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Sulphur

Carlyss   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of Sulphur

Prien   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Sulphur

Westlake   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) of Sulphur

Edgerly   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) of Sulphur

Greinwich Village   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Sulphur

Moss Bluff   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Sulphur

Hackberry   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Sulphur

Located in Cameron Parish

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Sulphur.

Communities Also Named Sulphur ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Sulphur - they are located in Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sulphur.

Websites for Sulphur ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sulphur. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sulphur. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sulphur. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Sulphur:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sulphur ...

Looking for more information about Sulphur? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sulphur, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sulphur.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Calcasieu Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sulphur:

The official website for Calcasieu Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sulphur.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sulphur - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Sulphur). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sulphur or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Sulphur includes: 70663, 70664 & 70665.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sulphur) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sulphur. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sulphur

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sulphur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2306, Longitude: -93.3552     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sulphur have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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