Sunset, Texas

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Population in 2010: 497. Population change since 2000: +46.6%
Males: 315  (63.4%)
Females: 182  (36.6%)
Median resident age:  49.5 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 76270.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,461 (it was $24,886 in 2000)
Sunset:

$49,461
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $34,502 (it was $11,304 in 2000)

Sunset city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $72,093 (it was $34,500 in 2000)
Sunset:

$72,093
TX:

$132,000
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  • Races in Sunset, TX (2010)

    Sunset races chart
    • 45992.4%White alone
    • 275.4%Hispanic
    • 51.0%Black alone
    • 40.8%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Two or more races

Races in Sunset detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Sunset: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (23.4%), Czech (11.9%), German (8.0%), Scottish (8.0%), United States (6.8%), English (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.06 square miles.

Population density: 467 people per square mile   (low).

Sunset,TX real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Sunset:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 42.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sunset city:

  • Never married: 2.8%
  • Now married: 64.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.9%
  • Divorced: 18.2%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Sunset, Texas as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Sunset to the number of sex offenders is 50 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,036 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $743 (0.9%)

Sunset satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Denton, TX (40.3 miles , pop. 80,537).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Tarrant, TX (52.3 miles , pop. 402,130).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (72.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Alvord, TX (2.8 miles ), Bowie, TX (2.9 miles ), Chico, TX (3.3 miles ), Montague-Forestburg, TX (3.6 miles ), Montague, TX (3.9 miles ), Bridgeport, TX (4.1 miles ), Lake Bridgeport, TX (4.2 miles ), Decatur, TX (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 33.45 N, Longitude: 97.77 W

Area code: 940

Sunset household income distribution Sunset home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.6%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (39%)
  • Construction (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (84%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (32%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (28%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (58%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Sunset: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Sunset, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sunset-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 119% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/7/1995, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the Sunset city center killed 2 people and injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 50.4 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 111 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sunset-area historical earthquake activity is near Texas state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 176.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 113.1 miles away from Sunset center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 395.4 miles away from Sunset center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montague County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 5, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sunset topographic map

Birthplace of: Gabriel Rhodes - Country guitarist, Max West (1920s outfielder) - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Sunset:

  • BOWIE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; BOWIE, TX)
  • BELLMIRE HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BOWIE, TX)
  • BOWIE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; BOWIE, TX)
  • BOWIE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BOWIE, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sunset:

  • North Central Texas College (about 37 miles; Gainesville, TX; Full-time enrollment: 6,550)
  • University of North Texas (about 40 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 31,694)
  • Texas Woman's University (about 41 miles; Denton, TX; FT enrollment: 11,837)
  • Weatherford College (about 50 miles; Weatherford, TX; FT enrollment: 4,080)
  • Midwestern State University (about 53 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,901)
  • Tarrant County College District (about 56 miles; Fort Worth, TX; FT enrollment: 33,775)
  • DeVry University-Texas (about 57 miles; Irving, TX; FT enrollment: 4,098)

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Notable location: Sunset Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Montague County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.8%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Sunset compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

3.9
Texas average:

14.4

Sunset travel time to work - commute Sunset mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (43%)
  • Utility gas (40%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sunset city (based on Montague County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,60256
Catholic1,1103
Mainline Protestant1,08110
Other11
None9,925-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Montague County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Montague County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Montague County:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.8%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Montague County:

26.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$272
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$735
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$715
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,722

6.65% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,195 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Wise County, TX  0.73% ($36,313 average AGI)
from Cooke County, TX  0.57% ($33,553)
from Denton County, TX  0.54% ($36,056)


6.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,692 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.62%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Wise County, TX  0.86% ($45,684 average AGI)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.77% ($42,000)
to Denton County, TX  0.62% ($39,366)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sunset:

  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KBIS (1150 AM; 25 kW; HIGHLAND PARK, TX; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSKY (660 AM; 20 kW; BALCH SPRINGS, TX; Owner: BISON MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTNO (1440 AM; 12 kW; DENTON, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNTX (1410 AM; 1 kW; BOWIE, TX; Owner: HENDERSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, L.P.)
  • KHVN (970 AM; 10 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: MORTENSON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • KLIF (570 AM; 5 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: KLIF LICO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sunset:

  • KRNB (105.7 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: SERVICE BROADCASTING I, LTD.)
  • KDKR (91.3 FM; DECATUR, TX; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KWRD-FM (100.7 FM; HIGHLAND VILLAGE, TX; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA OF TEXAS, L.L.C.)
  • KHCK-FM (99.1 FM; DENTON, TX; Owner: KHCK-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KMEO (96.7 FM; FLOWER MOUND, TX; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKDL (106.7 FM; MUENSTER, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KZMP-FM (101.7 FM; AZLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KNOR (93.7 FM; HEALDTON, OK; Owner: AM & PM BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KESN (103.3 FM; ALLEN, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KSOC (94.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTCY (104.9 FM; PILOT POINT, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KTPW (89.7 FM; SANGER, TX; Owner: RESEARCH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION, INC)
  • KPLX (99.5 FM; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KPLX LICO, INC.)
  • KBOC (98.3 FM; BRIDGEPORT, TX; Owner: NORTH TEXAS RADIO GROUP, L.P.)

Sunset fatal accident list:

Oct 8, 1988 03:55 AM, Fm1749, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 4, Drunken persons involved: 1
Apr 25, 1981 05:40 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 17m56ftTotal length
  • 24,980Total average daily traffic
  • 5,197Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Sunset)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • MP 555.4, Mp-555.4, Duncan Sub - Hbd/Ded, 4.5 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 33.404417 Lon: -97.820417), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQDY749
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.280 MHz, 160.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/02/2005, Expiration Date: 12/02/2015, Certifier: Larry J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • SUNSET, On East Front Near Michigan Street (Lat: 33.455222 Lon: -97.765611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 83.8 m, Overall height: 84.2 m, Call Sign: WQR78
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Centurylink, 805 Broadway Suite 800, Vancouver, WA 98660, Phone: (360) 905-6839, Fax: (360) 905-5953, Email:
  • SUNSET CITY, 6200 Highway 101 (Lat: 33.470611 Lon: -97.780944), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQQL634
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/22/2013, Expiration Date: 01/22/2023, Certifier: Christopher Pickard
    Registrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 770-8791, Email:
  • DA03SW102, Yaraborough Road (Sunset #75283) (Lat: 33.474639 Lon: -97.791889), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 101.2 m, Overall height: 103.6 m, Call Sign: WQQZ662
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 11095.0 MHz... (+38 more)
    Grant Date: 04/01/2013, Expiration Date: 04/01/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Sunset)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Sunset)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Sunset

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sunset, TX
Most common first names in Sunset, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2175.7 years
John1475.9 years
William1177.6 years
Mary881.3 years
Billy769.6 years
Charles669.0 years
George574.0 years
Fred473.0 years
Dorothy479.3 years
Clarence473.0 years
Most common last names in Sunset, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jackson1278.9 years
Caswell879.4 years
Smith880.0 years
Moore772.3 years
Miller780.4 years
Russell784.5 years
Davis681.9 years
Hill684.0 years
Chambers574.8 years
Jones580.6 years
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