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Welcome to Sun ...
The location of Sun has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Sun, you might consider that their post office opened in 1851.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Sun has a population of 499 people<3> (see below for details).
Sun is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Sun lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Sun lies within the (985) area code.
The ZIP code for Sun: 70463<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sun had an population of 499 people. This is an increase of 6.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.94% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Sun had a population of 470 people. This makes Sun the parish's 8th most populous community.
The population of Sun represents 0.01% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 233rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 470 people, the population of Sun has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 471 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Sun.
Communities Also Named Sun ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 10 communities that are also named Sun - they are located in Arizona, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sun.
Communities near Sun ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sun.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sun. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sun.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sun. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sun.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sun. See our Newspapers Page for Sun.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sun ...
Looking for more information about Sun? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Sun, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sun.
Adding Sun to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Sun in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Sun was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>
We also found Sun in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Sun.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sun. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Saint Tammany Parish: www.stpgov.org/
The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 21 Nov 2023