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Sunset is the "Rubboard Capital of the World" as proclaimed by the 2014 Louisiana Legislature via Resolution SRC81. A rubboard is only one of four musical instruments founded in the United States, and lifelong resident Tee Don Landry and his family are the reason for this designation. To date, he has handmade 2,200 rubboards and keeps a map of where each one calls home.

 

In addition to making its’ mark on music culture, Sunset is known for its contributions to the agricultural industry as a leading producer of sweet potatoes. But today it is also known for a popular horticultural event, The Celebration of Herbs and Gardens. Held each May, the Sunset Garden Club hosts this daylong event. Seventy-five vendors display native plants, herbs, vegetable plants, yard art and herbal products. Just on the outskirts of town and well worth the drive, is Chretien Point Plantation. Once the center of a 10,000-acre cotton plantation, this home’s history includes stories of the Civil War and a staircase that was replicated and used in Gone With the Wind!

The town has flourished in the past few years with small, entrepreneurial business owners setting up antique markets, thrift shops, antique stores, fused glass art galleries and studios, restaurants, and a Saturday morning farmers' market. Every March and September you can visit these shops for discounts on antique items during the Exit 11 Yard Sale, which includes the neighboring community of Grand Coteau.

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Population
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Population

Population2000201020182023
Sunset2,4792,8973,1573,274

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Population by Age

Population201020182023
0-4252255253
5-9213254261
10-14232225263
15-19212176213
20-24186171145
25-29197215171
30-34167220213
35-39171194220
40-44191164197
45-49206174165
50-54217199175
55-59211225199
60-64170221222
65-6997196208
70-7471124172
75-794070104
80-84394156
85+253336
18+2,0632,3142,359
Median Age353738

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Population by Race

Sunset2018
Total3,157.000
White Alone47.370
Black Alone48.580
American Indian Alone0.440
Asian Alone0.280
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race1.840
Two or More Races1.490
Hispanic Origin3.550
Diversity Index57.100

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Growth Rate

Sunset2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population1%1%
Households1%1%
Families1%1%
Median Household Income%3%
Per Capita Income%1%

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020182023
Households9351,1291,2311,277
Housing Units1,0151,2261,3351,384
Owner Occupied Units731765
Renter Occupied Units501511
Vacant Units104107

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Home Value

Sunset20182023
Median Home Value$137,168$157,207
Average Home Value$176,849$194,470
<$50,00011590
$50,000 - $99,999166156
$100,000 - $149,999113120
$150,000 - $199,999108111
$200,000 - $249,9995857
$250,000 - $299,9997897
$300,000 - $399,9994362
$400,000 - $499,9993660
$500,000 - $749,99966
$1,000,000 +21

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later28
2000-2009215
1990-1999139
1980-1989200
1970-1979269
1960-1969255
1950-195982
1940-194917
1939 or Before0

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

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Income
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Income

Sunset20182023
Median Household$37,798$42,844
Average Household$61,694$66,176
Per Capita$24,142$25,924

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Household Income Base

Sunset2018
<$15,000286
$15,000 - $24,999186
$25,000 - $34,999117
$35,000 - $49,999112
$50,000 - $74,999174
$75,000 - $99,999127
$100,000 - $149,999134
$150,000 - $199,99942
$200,000+52

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+1,156
In-County Residents325
Out-of-County Residents827
Drive Alone1,063
Carpooled68
Public Transport0
Work at Home5
Less than 5 minutes27
5-9 minutes102
10-14 minutes92
15-19 minutes146
20-24 minutes347
25-29 minutes66
30-34 minutes233
35-39 minutes15
40-44 minutes14
45-59 minutes57
60-89 minutes39
90+ minutes13
Average Travel Time23

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees523
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities4
Construction39
Manufacturing7
Wholesale Trade0
  
Retail Trade161
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers1
Furn & Home Furnish Str5
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip10
Food & Beverage Stores68
Health/Pers Care Stores22
Gasoline Stations0
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music2
General Merchandise Str13
Misc Store Retailers40
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse14
Information7
  
Finance & Insurance29
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn25
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv2
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other2
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing6
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv27
Legal Services8
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises16
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services66
HealthCare/Social Assist54
Arts/Entertainment/Rec6
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs49
Accommodation1
Food Srv/Drinking Places48
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin13
Auto Repair/Maintenance5
Public Administration Emp25

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Educational Attainment (25+)

Sunset2018
Some High School196
Graduated High School797
Associates Degree172
Bachelor's Degree272
Graduate Degree132

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses73
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus2
Construction Bus4
Manufacturing Bus1
Wholesale Trade Bus0
  
Retail Trade Bus19
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus1
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus1
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus2
Food & Beverage Stores Bus3
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus3
Gasoline Stations Bus0
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus1
General Merchandise Str Bus2
Misc Store Retailers Bus6
Nonstore Retailers Bus0
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus3
Information Bus1
  
Finance & Insurance Bus4
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus2
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus1
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus1
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus4
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus3
Legal Services Bus1
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus1
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus8
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus3
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus8
Accommodation Bus1
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus7
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus7
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus3
Public Administration Bus4

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

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