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Sulphur Springs, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Sulphur Springs had a population of 16,329 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Sulphur Springs is located at latitude 33.1384 and longitude -95.6011 in Hopkins County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sulphur Springs 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.


Sulphur Springs, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 16,329 (100%)
Population in Households 15,940 (97.6%)
Population in Families 13,033 (79.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 389 ( 2.4%)
Population Density 807
Diversity Index2 61


Median Household Income $45,714
Average Household Income $65,564
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $24,882
Wealth Index5 63


Total HU (Housing Units) 6,908 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,281 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,900 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 726 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $98,362
Average Home Value $136,029
Housing Affordability Index3 233


Total Households 6,182
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 4,104
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.54% 0.25%
Households 0.36% 0.15%
Families 0.28% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
Owner Occupied HU   0.16%


Sulphur Springs, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sulphur Springs to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 186 89th
Population Density # 879 50th
Median Household Income # 1088 38th
Housing Affordability Index # 974 56th
Per Capita Income # 862 51st
Diversity Index # 611 65th

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