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Sunset, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Sunset had a population of 3,169 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sunset: Grand Coteau Depot.

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Sunset, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,169
Daytime Population: Workers 454
Daytime Population: Residents 2,045
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,499
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 3,165
Population in Familes 2,631
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 1,019
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $36,809
Average Household Income $59,708
Per Capita Income $23,533


Total Housing Units 1,336 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 748 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 495 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 93 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $133,704
Average Home Value $176,843


Total Households 1,243
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 852
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.25% 0.87%
Households 1.34% 0.92%
Families 1.1% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

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, 2017 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 # 158 67th
Population Density # 147 69th
Diversity Index # 65 86th
Median Household Income # 287 40th
Per Capita Income # 174 64th

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