Sulphur, LA

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Sulphur, LA

About Sulphur, LA

Sulphur, LA is a pleasant city southeast of Lake Charles featuring several spectacular spots such as Houma National Wildlife Refuge perfect for exploring or Cypress Cove ideal for recreational activities; locals gather yearly at the remarkable Contraband Days celebrating local culture with music and art. Moderate-size metro area set in the coastal plains and wetlands of the Southeast region. Primary industries include petrochemicals and manufacturing. Noteworthy features include shoreline. - Situated in southwest Louisiana, near the Gulf of Mexico, 70 miles east of Beaumont, Texas, and 135 miles west of Baton Rouge..

Location Details

State: Louisiana
County: Calcasieu County
Metro Area: Lake Charles Metro Area
City: Sulphur
Zip Codes: 70663
Cost of Living: -15.9% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 13 ft above sea level
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Lake Charles, LA is a metro area with a long history that starts in the early 19th century. It was first known as a lumber town and has grown over the years, especially with the oil boom in the early 20th century. Nowadays, it's a hub for petrochemical refining and manufacturing.

The geography of Lake Charles is unique because it's close to the Gulf of Mexico and surrounded by lakes, bayous, and wetlands. The area benefits from a humid subtropical climate, meaning hot summers and mild winters, which makes it great for outdoor activities.

The economy here is mainly driven by the oil and gas industry, along with petrochemical manufacturing. Healthcare and education also play significant roles in the job market. The cost of living is generally lower than in other parts of the country, making it an attractive place for many people.

When it comes to voting patterns, the Lake Charles area leans conservative, with a majority supporting Republican candidates in both national and state elections. However, there's a growing trend of younger residents showing diverse political views.

Life in Lake Charles offers a mix of natural beauty and cultural experiences. Residents enjoy Cajun and Creole cuisine, a lively music scene, and annual festivals. Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty of options too, like fishing, boating, and birdwatching in the wetlands and lakes. The community is known for being welcoming and tight-knit, offering a unique blend of activities and a laid-back lifestyle.

New residents should be prepared for the hot and humid climate and the potential for hurricanes. Being informed about evacuation routes and emergency preparedness is crucial. Despite these challenges, the affordable cost of living, strong job market, and variety of activities make Lake Charles a great place to live. Newcomers can expect to find a friendly atmosphere and a strong sense of pride in the local culture and heritage.

Sulphur Cost of Living

Low home cost, shoreline, and mild winters make Sulphur a great place to live.

-88.8% lower than avg
-35.9% lower than avg
$970 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-47.4% lower than avg
Sulphur Crime
67.5 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Sulphur
   Low home cost
Miserable humidity
   Mild winters
Summer heat
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I am 67 and have lived in Sulphur most of my life. We have experienced 4 major hurricanes in the last 16 years from September 2005 (Rita), 2007 (Ike), Laura in August  More

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Over 16 years ago

Calcasieu is a great place to live but it does get hit by Hurricanes and that is the downside. I live in Sulphur, LA in Calcasieu Parish. There is nothing wrong here  More

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Over 16 years ago

Sulphur is one of the best places I have ever been to and lived. There is hardly no crime. Probley one murder every 1-2  More

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