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Sunset, Florida - Basic Facts

The Sunset Census Designated Place had a population of 16,693 as of July 1, 2017. Sunset ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sunset is located at latitude 25.7061 and longitude -80.3524 in Miami-Dade County. The formal boundaries for the Sunset Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Miami-Dade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Sunset Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402902) 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.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Sunset Census Designated Place is located within South Westside CCD of Miami-Dade 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, 2017.

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Sunset, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,693
Daytime Population: Workers 9,704
Daytime Population: Residents 8,619
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,323
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 16,610
Population in Familes 14,497
Population in Group Qrtrs 83
Population Density2 4,790
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $75,521
Average Household Income $103,687
Per Capita Income $33,731


Total Housing Units 5,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,224 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,175 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 254 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $333,921
Average Home Value $385,124


Total Households 5,399
Average Household Size 3.08
Family Households 4,358
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% 0.56%
Households 0.12% 0.46%
Families 0.19% 0.47%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Sunset, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunset to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 220 76th
Population Density # 123 87th
Diversity Index # 578 37th
Median Household Income # 93 90th
Per Capita Income # 255 72nd

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