Sunset, Florida

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Sunset is a census-designated place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population was 17,150 at the 2000 census. The zip-codes serving Sunset are 33173, 33183, and 33193.


Sunset is located at 25°42′21″N 80°21′23″W / 25.70583°N 80.35639°W / 25.70583; -80.35639 (25.705820, -80.356296)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.6 square miles (9.2 km²), of which, 3.6 square miles (9.2 km²) of it is land and 0.28% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 17,150 people, 5,488 households, and 4,505 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,820.6 people per square mile (1,860.0/km²). There were 5,608 housing units at an average density of 1,576.3/sq mi (608.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.24% White (26.1% Non-Hispanic White,)[5] 1.51% African American, 0.11% Native American, 2.45% Asian, 2.49% from other races, and 2.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 69.69% of the population.

There were 5,488 households out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.9% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $58,903, and the median income for a family was $66,422. Males had a median income of $39,893 versus $31,234 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,735. About 5.4% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of Spanish as a first language accounted for 73.75% of residents, while English made up 24.03%, and French was the mother tongue of 0.63% of the population.[6]

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