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Located in: Saint Landry Parish (see below)

Time Zone: Sunset lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (337)

ZIP Code: 70584<1>

Elevation: 40 feet [12.19 m] above sea level<2>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Sunset)


2018:<3>     2,920   (0.79% increase since 2010)  
2010:     2,897   (23.17% increase since 2000)
2000:     2,352

Total Area:<4>   3.14 sq. miles [8.1 km²]

Housing Units:<5>   1,226

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<6>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Sunset. The point that we are using 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).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   30° 24' 29"
Lon:   -92° 3' 50"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<7>   Sunset

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Sunset

GNIS ID:   2406692
FIPS State / Place Code:   22 / 74060

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Sunset)

About Saint Landry Parish

The town of Opelousas is the Parish Seat for Saint Landry Parish.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Saint Landry)


2018:     82,764   (0.74% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     83,384   (4.92% decrease since 2000)
2000:     87,700

Total Area:   938 sq. miles [2,431.9 km²]   - of which 1.61% is water (15.1 sq. miles [39.1 km²])

Housing Units:   35,692

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Saint Landry

GNIS ID:   1629479
FIPS State / County Code:   22 / 097

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Sunset)

About Louisiana

From the US Census


2018:     4,659,978   (2.79% increase since 2010)  
2010:     4,533,372   (1.44% increase since 2000)
2000:     4,468,976

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Louisiana

GNIS ID:   1629543
FIPS State:   22

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Sunset)

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<1>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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<2>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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<3>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2018.

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<4>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Sunset. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<5>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<6>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Sunset, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<7>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Sunset.

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