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Sunset, Louisiana

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The location of Sunset

Welcome to Sunset ...

The town of Sunset is located in Saint Landry Parish.

The location of Sunset has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Sunset has a population of 2,920 people<2> (see below for details).

Sunset is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Sunset lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Sunset: (337)

The ZIP code for Sunset: 70584<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sunset had a population of 2,897 people. This makes Sunset the parish's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Sunset represents 0.06% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 99th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,897 people, the population of Sunset increased 23.17% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,352 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Sunset had an population of 2,920 people. This is an increase of 0.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 24.15% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sunset.

Communities near Sunset ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Lafayette   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the South (S) of Sunset

Located in Lafayette Parish

Opelousas   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of Sunset

Broussard   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Sunset

Located in Lafayette Parish

Carencro   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) of Sunset

Located in Lafayette Parish

Scott   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Sunset

Located in Lafayette Parish

Breaux Bridge   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Sunset

Located in Saint Martin Parish

Rayne   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Sunset

Located in Acadia Parish

Church Point   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Sunset

Located in Acadia Parish

Port Barre   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Sunset

Henderson   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Sunset

Located in Saint Martin Parish

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Sunset.

Communities Also Named Sunset ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 51 communities that are also named Sunset - they are located in Alabama, Arizona (2), Arkansas (2), British Columbia, California (3), Colorado (2), Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Montana (2), Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, Tennessee (3), Texas (4), Utah, Washington (3), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sunset.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sunset. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sunset. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunset.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Sunset:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sunset ...

Looking for more information about Sunset? 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 Sunset, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sunset.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Saint Landry Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sunset. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sunset.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sunset - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Sunset). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sunset or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sunset) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sunset. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sunset

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4083, Longitude: -92.0640     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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