Sulphur, OK Profile: Facts & Data


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Sulphur, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Sulphur had a population of 5,182 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Sulphur, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,182
Population in Households 4,967
Population in Familes 4,054
Population in Group Qrtrs 215
Population Density2 756
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $40,065
Average Household Income $54,853
Per Capita Income $21,848


Total Housing Units 2,421 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,242 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 746 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 434 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $87,747
Average Home Value $113,730


Total Households 1,987
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,301
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.61% 0.47%
Households 0.51% 0.42%
Families 0.7% 0.32%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.66%

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, 2018 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 # 73 90th
Population Density # 256 65th
Diversity Index # 261 64th
Median Household Income # 479 35th
Per Capita Income # 423 42nd

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