Leonville

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

3,117

Population
Growth Rate

0.65%

Median Age

37

Diversity Index

57.600

Housing & Income

Households

1,226

Total Housing Units

1,336


Owner Occupied

745

Renter Occupied

481

Vacant

110

Median Home Value

$176,179


Average Home Value

$212,685

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.74%


Per Capita Income

2.10%

Income Projection

Median Household

$43,092 $48,650


Average Household

$62,608 $69,327


Per Capita

$24,711 $27,422

Workforce

Total Businesses

78

Total Employed

574

Workers 16+

1,175

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

17

Employed

136

2021 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

104

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

8

Employed

64

2021 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

2

Employed

63

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

62

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

44

Some
High School

209

Graduated
High School

764

Associates
Degree

183

Bachelor's
Degree

250

Graduate
Degree

163

Average Commute Time

26 min.



Resident Commuters

429

Non-Resident Commuters

708

Drive Alone

1,042

Carpooled

22

Public

29

Work At Home

4


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