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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

Population2000201020202025
Sunset2,4792,8973,0953,101

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Population by Age

Population201020202025
0-4252242245
5-9213247241
10-14232240247
15-19212162218
20-24186158129
25-29197202153
30-34167222190
35-39171203216
40-44191165198
45-49206160161
50-54217181153
55-59211215173
60-64170213205
65-6997200197
70-7471141174
75-794069115
80-84394351
85+253134
18+2,0632,2642,227
Median Age353738

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Population by Race

Sunset2020
Total3,095.000
White Alone47.420
Black Alone48.450
American Indian Alone0.450
Asian Alone0.260
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race1.870
Two or More Races1.550
Hispanic Origin3.780
Diversity Index57.400

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Growth Rate

Sunset2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population1%0%
Households1%0%
Families1%0%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020202025
Households9361,1291,2201,227
Housing Units1,0151,2261,3271,349
Owner Occupied Units720722
Renter Occupied Units500505
Vacant Units107122

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Home Value

Sunset20202025
Median Home Value$173,864$185,140
Average Home Value$212,985$222,746
<$50,0004431
$50,000 - $99,99911494
$100,000 - $149,999140135
$150,000 - $199,999132143
$200,000 - $249,999148164
$250,000 - $299,9995356
$300,000 - $399,9995155
$400,000 - $499,9991921
$500,000 - $749,99945
$1,000,000 +66

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later41
2000-2009154
1990-1999102
1980-1989186
1970-1979321
1960-1969366
1950-195991
1940-19498
1939 or Before13

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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Income
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Income

Sunset20202025
Median Household$41,910$45,877
Average Household$71,467$79,634
Per Capita$28,243$31,559

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Household Income Base

Sunset2020
<$15,000331
$15,000 - $24,999156
$25,000 - $34,99941
$35,000 - $49,999152
$50,000 - $74,999151
$75,000 - $99,999149
$100,000 - $149,999120
$150,000 - $199,99922
$200,000+97

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+1,175
In-County Residents354
Out-of-County Residents780
Drive Alone1,070
Carpooled34
Public Transport33
Work at Home8
Less than 5 minutes31
5-9 minutes157
10-14 minutes98
15-19 minutes99
20-24 minutes312
25-29 minutes47
30-34 minutes261
35-39 minutes26
40-44 minutes50
45-59 minutes40
60-89 minutes36
90+ minutes10
Average Travel Time24

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees452
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities4
Construction18
Manufacturing16
Wholesale Trade0
  
Retail Trade132
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers1
Furn & Home Furnish Str5
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip5
Food & Beverage Stores68
Health/Pers Care Stores16
Gasoline Stations0
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music2
General Merchandise Str13
Misc Store Retailers22
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse1
Information7
  
Finance & Insurance31
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn25
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv2
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other4
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing6
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv29
Legal Services8
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises16
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt2
Educational Services34
HealthCare/Social Assist56
Arts/Entertainment/Rec2
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs38
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places38
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin8
Auto Repair/Maintenance3
Public Administration Emp44

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

Educational Attainment (25+)

Sunset2020
Some High School181
Graduated High School748
Associates Degree192
Bachelor's Degree300
Graduate Degree147

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses70
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus2
Construction Bus2
Manufacturing Bus2
Wholesale Trade Bus0
  
Retail Trade Bus16
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus1
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus1
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus1
Food & Beverage Stores Bus3
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus2
Gasoline Stations Bus0
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus1
General Merchandise Str Bus2
Misc Store Retailers Bus4
Nonstore Retailers Bus1
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus1
Information Bus1
  
Finance & Insurance Bus5
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus2
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus1
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus2
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus4
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus4
Legal Services Bus1
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus1
Educational Services Bus1
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus7
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus1
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus5
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus5
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus5
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus1
Public Administration Bus5

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-11

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