Sunset, Texas

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Sunset, Texas
Unincorporated community
Location of Sunset, Texas
Location of Sunset, Texas
Map of Sunset in 1890
Map of Sunset in 1890
Coordinates: 33°27′14″N 97°46′0″W / 33.45389°N 97.76667°W / 33.45389; -97.76667Coordinates: 33°27′14″N 97°46′0″W / 33.45389°N 97.76667°W / 33.45389; -97.76667
Country  United States
State  Texas
County Montague
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 991 ft (302 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 339
 • Density 318.8/sq mi (123.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 76270
Area code(s) 940
FIPS code 48-71264[1]
GNIS feature ID 1369410[2]

Sunset is an unincorporated community in Montague County, Texas, United States. Until 1900, a surveying error had placed the community in Wise County.[3] The Fort Worth and Denver Railway runs through Sunset. The population was 339 at the 2000 census. The city disincorporated on April 19, 2007.[4]

History[edit]

2009 wildfires[edit]

On April 9, 2009, the community was evacuated in advance of approaching wildfires. The fires ripped through the town in "patchwork fashion," destroying many homes and businesses.[5][6]

Geography[edit]

Sunset is located at 33°27′14″N 97°46′0″W / 33.45389°N 97.76667°W / 33.45389; -97.76667 (33.453823, -97.766724)[7]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Sunset from above

As of the census[1] of 2000, Sunset had 339 people, 133 households, and 90 families with a population density of 318.8 people per square mile (123.5/km²). Additionally, Sunset had 151 housing units at an average density of 142.0 per square mile (55.0/km²). The racial makeup was 95.28% White, 1.18% Asian, 1.47% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.24% of the population.

Of the 133 households noted in the 2000 census, 36.1% had children under the age of 18, 54.1% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were non-families. Furthermore, 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.15.

Per the 2000 census, the population of Sunset consisted of the following age groups: 18 or younger (28.6%), 18-24 (7.7%), 25-44 (28.9%), 45-64 (22.1%), and 65 or older (12.7%). The median age was 35 years.

The median income at the 2000 census was $24,886 for households and $29,643 for families. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,304. Approximately 17.3% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.4% of those under the age of 18 and 4.2% of those 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Sunset is served by the Bowie Independent School District.

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