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Sulphur, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

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The City of Sulphur had a population of 5,182 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Sulphur, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,182
Daytime Population: Workers 3,229
Daytime Population: Residents 2,996
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,225
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 4,967
Population in Familes 4,025
Population in Group Qrtrs 215
Population Density2 756
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $39,387
Average Household Income $54,611
Per Capita Income $21,660


Total Housing Units 2,375 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,291 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 685 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 398 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $85,067
Average Home Value $107,165


Total Households 1,977
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,300
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.69% 0.66%
Households 0.51% 0.59%
Families 0.79% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

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, 2017 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 # 75 90th
Population Density # 261 64th
Diversity Index # 271 63rd
Median Household Income # 470 36th
Per Capita Income # 417 43rd

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