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Sulphur Springs, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Sulphur Springs had a population of 16,487 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Sulphur Springs is located at latitude 33.1431 and longitude -95.6147 in Hopkins County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sulphur Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.22 sq. miles and a water area of 3.39 sq. miles. Hopkins County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 502 feet.

The City of Sulphur Springs (GNIS ID: 2411998) 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.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sulphur Springs 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 Springs, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,487
Population in Households 16,111
Population in Familes 13,190
Population in Group Qrtrs 376
Population Density1 815
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 6,314
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 4,200
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,043 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,445 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,869 (40.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 729 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $102,486
Average Home Value $125,842


Median Household Income $39,882
Average Household Income $53,085
Per Capita Income $20,647
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.05% 0.83%
Households 0.93% 0.79%
Families 0.84% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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 Springs, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sulphur Springs to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas 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 # 171 90th
Population Density1 # 858 51st
Diversity Index2 # 612 65th
Median Household Income # 1114 36th
Per Capita Income # 1067 39th

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