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Sulphur, Louisiana

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Located in: Calcasieu Parish (see below)

Time Zone: Sulphur lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (337)

ZIP Codes: 70663-70665<1>

Elevation: Near sea level<2>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Sulphur)


2018:<3>     20,230   (0.88% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     20,410   (0.5% decrease since 2000)
2000:     20,512

Total Area:<4>   9.99 sq. miles [25.9 km²]

Housing Units:<5>   9,053

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GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<6>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Sulphur. The point that we are using 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).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   30° 13' 50"
Lon:   -93° 21' 18"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<7>   Westlake

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Sulphur

GNIS ID:   2405540
FIPS State / Place Code:   22 / 73640

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Sulphur)

About Calcasieu Parish

The city of Lake Charles is the Parish Seat for Calcasieu Parish.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Calcasieu)


2018:     203,112   (5.37% increase since 2010)  
2010:     192,768   (5.01% increase since 2000)
2000:     183,577

Total Area:   1,094 sq. miles [2,834.2 km²]   - of which 2.8% is water (30.61 sq. miles [79.3 km²])

Housing Units:   82,058

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Calcasieu

GNIS ID:   558468
FIPS State / County Code:   22 / 019

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Sulphur)

About Louisiana

From the US Census


2018:     4,659,978   (2.79% increase since 2010)  
2010:     4,533,372   (1.44% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,468,976

Websites for State of Louisiana

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Louisiana

GNIS ID:   1629543
FIPS State:   22

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Sulphur)

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2018.

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<4>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Sulphur. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<5>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<6>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Sulphur, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<7>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Sulphur.

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