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Sun, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Village of Sun had a population of 490 as of July 1, 2017. Sun ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Sun is located at latitude 30.6502 and longitude -89.9043 in St. Tammany Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Sun (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. St. Tammany Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Village of Sun (GNIS ID: 2407556) 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 Village of Sun is located within Parish Governing Authority District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Tammany Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sun population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 490
Daytime Population: Workers 55
Daytime Population: Residents 269
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 324
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 490
Population in Familes 406
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 115
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $56,459
Average Household Income $79,645
Per Capita Income $31,871


Total Housing Units 240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (15.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $184,091
Average Home Value $266,717


Total Households 203
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 139
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 0.58% 0.8%
Households 0.63% 0.78%
Families 1.25% 0.71%
Median Household Income   4.45%
Per Capita Income   3.47%

Sun, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sun 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 # 376 21st
Population Density # 425 11th
Diversity Index # 427 10th
Median Household Income # 66 86th
Per Capita Income # 38 92nd

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