Real Estate Prices and Overview
Median real estate prices in the City Center of Sulphur are $116,841, which is more expensive than 49.9% of the neighborhoods
in Louisiana and 32.1% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Sulphur City Center are currently
$520, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 66.9% of Louisiana neighborhoods.
Sulphur City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Sulphur, Louisiana.
Real estate in the City Center of Sulphur, LA is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the City Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Sulphur
City Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 19.2%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 83.4% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods
dominated by seasonal homes (such as vacation areas), and occasionally
it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college
students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session.
But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that
can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you
may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Sulphur City Center neighborhood has more
French and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 21.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 4.4% have French Canadian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research reveals that 93.6% of commuters who live in the
Sulphur City Center neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
96.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Sulphur are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 64.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 39.4% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 83.3%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Sulphur City Center neighborhood, 36.4%
of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 27.1% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations
(25.7%), and 10.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities
and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods
with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries
will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun
to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly,
why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the City Center neighborhood in Sulphur, LA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as French
(21.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (8.2%) , and residents who report German roots (6.6%) , and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (5.9%) , along with some French Canadian ancestry residents (4.4%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Sulphur City Center
neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.2%).
Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
The greatest number of commuters in Sulphur City Center neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.8% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (93.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.