Sunset, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Sunset, Florida - Basic Facts

The Sunset Census Designated Place had a population of 16,747 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Sunset, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,747
Population in Households 16,661
Population in Familes 14,483
Population in Group Qrtrs 86
Population Density2 4,806
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $80,364
Average Household Income $108,155
Per Capita Income $35,165


Total Housing Units 5,637 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,100 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,315 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 222 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $341,898
Average Home Value $396,195


Total Households 5,415
Average Household Size 3.08
Family Households 4,365
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.26% 0.44%
Households 0.14% 0.34%
Families 0.18% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

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, 2018 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 # 219 76th
Population Density # 123 87th
Diversity Index # 584 37th
Median Household Income # 85 91st
Per Capita Income # 252 73rd

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