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Sulphur Springs, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Sulphur Springs had a population of 16,282 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 16,282
Daytime Population: Workers 12,440
Daytime Population: Residents 9,477
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,917
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.35
Population in Households 15,888
Population in Familes 12,997
Population in Group Qrtrs 394
Population Density2 805
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $41,168
Average Household Income $56,448
Per Capita Income $21,835


Total Housing Units 6,945 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,390 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,813 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 742 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $104,102
Average Home Value $128,208


Total Households 6,203
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 4,126
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 0.73% 0.65%
Households 0.56% 0.57%
Families 0.47% 0.49%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

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, 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 # 177 90th
Population Density # 867 50th
Diversity Index # 600 66th
Median Household Income # 1130 35th
Per Capita Income # 1044 40th

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