Sunset

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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Sunset

Population

Total Population

3,129

Population
Growth Rate

0.84%

Median Age

37

Diversity Index

57.200

Housing & Income

Households

1,230

Total Housing Units

1,333


Owner Occupied

787

Renter Occupied

444

Vacant

103

Median Home Value

$151,336


Average Home Value

$209,841

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.93%


Per Capita Income

1.38%

Income Projection

Median Household

$46,039 $48,336


Average Household

$61,570 $65,681


Per Capita

$24,279 $25,995

Workforce

Total Businesses

73

Total Employed

613

Workers 16+

1,201

Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

16

Employed

152

Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

2

Employed

86

Wholesale Trade Businesses

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Businesses

1

Employed

70

Food & Beverage Stores

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Businesses

3

Employed

68

Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

7

Employed

61

Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

6

Employed

60

Some
High School

169

Graduated
High School

732

Associates
Degree

158

Bachelor's
Degree

326

Graduate
Degree

164

Average Commute Time

23 min.



Resident Commuters

311

Non-Resident Commuters

885

Drive Alone

1,107

Carpooled

59

Public

0

Work At Home

6


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