Sulphur has the 1511th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 1.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Sulphur is part of the Lake Charles metro area. Unemployment in the Lake Charles area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Lake Charles has the 170th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Sulphur is below average at $38,240, and the median cost of a home in Sulphur is $115,300, which is below the national average. 21% of workers in Sulphur hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 88% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Sulphur. 84% of Sulphur workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 4% walk. People in Sulphur spend an average of 15 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.