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Sunset, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Sunset had a population of 3,151 as of July 1, 2016. Sunset ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sunset is located at latitude 30.406 and longitude -92.062 in St. Landry Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sunset (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. St. Landry Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 46 feet.

The Town of Sunset (GNIS ID: 2406692) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Sunset is located within Parish Governing Authority District 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Landry Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sunset population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sunset: Grand Coteau Depot.

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Sunset, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,151
Population in Households 3,147
Population in Familes 2,623
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,013
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 1,239
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 851
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,348 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 741 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 498 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $130,451
Average Home Value $168,007


Median Household Income $36,889
Average Household Income $58,107
Per Capita Income $22,948
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.35% 0.98%
Households 1.5% 1.07%
Families 1.26% 0.9%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sunset, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunset to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 157 67th
Population Density1 # 148 69th
Diversity Index2 # 68 86th
Median Household Income # 284 40th
Per Capita Income # 175 63rd

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