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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

Population2000201020212026
Sunset2,4792,8973,1173,140

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-4252239242
5-9213246241
10-14232239248
15-19212158218
20-24186155129
25-29197200153
30-34167225189
35-39171206221
40-44191170199
45-49206158167
50-54217178152
55-59211212175
60-64170220203
65-6997206204
70-7471152179
75-794074125
80-84394755
85+253238
18+2,0632,2942,267
Median Age353738

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Sunset2021
Total3,117.000
White Alone47.340
Black Alone48.430
American Indian Alone0.450
Asian Alone0.260
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race1.990
Two or More Races1.540
Hispanic Origin3.950
Diversity Index57.600

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

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

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households9361,1291,2261,239
Housing Units1,0151,2261,3361,355
Owner Occupied Units745755
Renter Occupied Units481484
Vacant Units110116

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Sunset20212026
Median Home Value$176,179$192,411
Average Home Value$212,685$228,092
<$50,0005245
$50,000 - $99,999131116
$100,000 - $149,999133120
$150,000 - $199,999106112
$200,000 - $249,999143151
$250,000 - $299,9995463
$300,000 - $399,9996879
$400,000 - $499,9992732
$500,000 - $749,9991214
$1,000,000 +1720

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later42
2000-2009125
1990-1999108
1980-1989165
1970-1979282
1960-1969416
1950-195985
1940-19499
1939 or Before11

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Sunset20212026
Median Household$43,092$48,650
Average Household$62,608$69,327
Per Capita$24,711$27,422

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Sunset2021
<$15,000285
$15,000 - $24,999178
$25,000 - $34,99951
$35,000 - $49,999162
$50,000 - $74,999120
$75,000 - $99,999186
$100,000 - $149,999167
$150,000 - $199,99941
$200,000+37

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+1,175
In-County Residents429
Out-of-County Residents708
Drive Alone1,042
Carpooled22
Public Transport29
Work at Home4
Less than 5 minutes68
5-9 minutes176
10-14 minutes93
15-19 minutes97
20-24 minutes289
25-29 minutes35
30-34 minutes227
35-39 minutes19
40-44 minutes63
45-59 minutes38
60-89 minutes23
90+ minutes43
Average Travel Time26

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees574
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities4
Construction15
Manufacturing104
Wholesale Trade0
  
Retail Trade136
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers0
Furn & Home Furnish Str5
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip5
Food & Beverage Stores63
Health/Pers Care Stores22
Gasoline Stations5
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music2
General Merchandise Str13
Misc Store Retailers21
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse1
Information7
  
Finance & Insurance32
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn26
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv2
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other4
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing11
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv27
Legal Services8
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises16
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt2
Educational Services62
HealthCare/Social Assist64
Arts/Entertainment/Rec2
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs32
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places32
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin8
Auto Repair/Maintenance3
Public Administration Emp44

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Sunset2021
Some High School209
Graduated High School764
Associates Degree183
Bachelor's Degree250
Graduate Degree163

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses78
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus2
Construction Bus2
Manufacturing Bus3
Wholesale Trade Bus0
  
Retail Trade Bus17
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus0
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus1
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus1
Food & Beverage Stores Bus2
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus3
Gasoline Stations Bus1
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus1
General Merchandise Str Bus2
Misc Store Retailers Bus4
Nonstore Retailers Bus2
  
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 Bus5
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus5
Legal Services Bus1
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus1
Educational Services Bus2
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus8
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus1
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus6
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus6
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus5
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus1
Public Administration Bus5

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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