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

2,963

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

38

Diversity Index

57.200

Housing & Income

Households

1,211

Total Housing Units

1,400


Owner Occupied

800

Renter Occupied

411

Vacant

189

Median Home Value

$196,782


Average Home Value

$213,392

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.69%

Income Projection

Median Household

$46,361 $59,150


Average Household

$67,301 $76,512


Per Capita

$27,635 $31,560

Workforce

Total Businesses

78

Total Employed

574

Workers 16+

1,050

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

16

Employed

129

2022 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

98

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

9

Employed

68

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

68

2022 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

1

Employed

60

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

44

Some
High School

183

Graduated
High School

776

Associates
Degree

186

Bachelor's
Degree

242

Graduate
Degree

150

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

387

Non-Resident Commuters

631

Drive Alone

863

Carpooled

21

Public

35

Work At Home

5


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