Sulphur, OK
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Sulphur is a very small city located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 5,097 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sulphur is the 77th largest community in Oklahoma.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sulphur is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sulphur is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Sulphur who work in office and administrative support (15.44%), maintenance occupations (10.28%), and sales jobs (8.80%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Sulphur has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Sulphur a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Sulphur spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.64 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Sulphur is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of people in Sulphur with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.52% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sulphur in 2010 was $18,723, which is middle income relative to Oklahoma, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,892 for a family of four. However, Sulphur contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sulphur is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Sulphur home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sulphur residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Sulphur include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch West Indian.

The most common language spoken in Sulphur is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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