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
$695, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 62.3% 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
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Sulphur
City Center neighborhood stands out by having 93.6% of commuters
doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work
than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.0% of all American
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complimentary measures for understanding the income of a
neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood
may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand
the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the
federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with
a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than
another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the
conditions and character of a 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 shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
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.