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Sulphur, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

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The City of Sulphur had a population of 5,316 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sulphur is located at latitude 34.5139 and longitude -96.9697 in Murray County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sulphur (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Murray County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,001 feet.

The City of Sulphur (GNIS ID: 2411997) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Sulphur is located within East Murray Division of Murray County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sulphur population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Sulphur, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,316
Population in Households 5,101
Population in Familes 4,138
Population in Group Qrtrs 215
Population Density1 775
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 2,021
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 1,329
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,342 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 679 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 394 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $87,599
Average Home Value $104,698


Median Household Income $38,339
Average Household Income $52,409
Per Capita Income $20,725
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.22% 1.16%
Households 0.95% 1.06%
Families 1.27% 1.0%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sulphur, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sulphur to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 72 90th
Population Density1 # 254 65th
Diversity Index2 # 279 62nd
Median Household Income # 459 37th
Per Capita Income # 433 41st

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