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

3,095

Population
Growth Rate

0.65%

Median Age

37

Diversity Index

57.400

Housing & Income

Households

1,220

Total Housing Units

1,327


Owner Occupied

720

Renter Occupied

500

Vacant

107

Median Home Value

$173,864


Average Home Value

$212,985

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.76%


Per Capita Income

2.25%

Income Projection

Median Household

$41,910 $45,877


Average Household

$71,467 $79,634


Per Capita

$28,243 $31,559

Workforce

Total Businesses

70

Total Employed

452

Workers 16+

1,175

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

16

Employed

132

2020 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

3

Employed

68

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

56

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

44

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

38

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

5

Employed

38

Some
High School

181

Graduated
High School

748

Associates
Degree

192

Bachelor's
Degree

300

Graduate
Degree

147

Average Commute Time

24 min.



Resident Commuters

354

Non-Resident Commuters

780

Drive Alone

1,070

Carpooled

34

Public

33

Work At Home

8


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