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Sunset, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Sunset (historical) had a population of 545 as of July 1, 2016. Sunset ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sunset is located at latitude 33.4468 and longitude -97.7673 in Montague County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sunset (historical) (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montague County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 991 feet.

The City of Sunset (historical) (GNIS ID: 2586993) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Sunset (historical) is located within Bowie Division of Montague County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sunset population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Sunset, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 545
Population in Households 532
Population in Familes 453
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 110
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 219
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 160
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 258 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 187 (72.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $102,778
Average Home Value $183,824


Median Household Income $55,358
Average Household Income $79,648
Per Capita Income $31,536
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.49% 1.01%
Households 1.54% 0.98%
Families 2.76% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Sunset, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunset to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1221 30th
Population Density1 # 1617 8th
Diversity Index2 # 1575 10th
Median Household Income # 470 73rd
Per Capita Income # 279 84th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.