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Sunset, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Sunset had a population of 3,095 as of July 1, 2020. 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 30.4113 and longitude -92.0685 in St. Landry Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Sunset 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sunset: Grand Coteau Depot.

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Sunset, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,095 (100%)
Population in Households 3,091 (99.9%)
Population in Families 2,564 (82.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 995
Diversity Index2 57
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,910
Average Household Income $71,467
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $28,243
Wealth Index5 74
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,327 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 720 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 500 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $173,864
Average Home Value $212,985
Housing Affordability Index3 154
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,220
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 831
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.65% 0.04%
Households 0.76% 0.11%
Families 0.53% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
Owner Occupied HU   0.06%

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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, 2020 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 # 159 67th
Population Density # 149 69th
Median Household Income # 222 53rd
Housing Affordability Index # 77 16th
Per Capita Income # 104 78th
Diversity Index # 67 86th

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