Sunset, Texas

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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, at which time the community was yet a city; the city disincorporated on April 19, 2007.[4]


2009 wildfires

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


Sunset is located at 33°27′14″N 97°46′0″W / 33.45389°N 97.766667°W / 33.45389; -97.766667 (33.453823, -97.766724)[7].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there are 339 people, 133 households, and 90 families residing in the city. The population density is 318.8 people per square mile (123.5/km²). There are 151 housing units at an average density of 142.0/sq mi (55.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 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 are 3.24% of the population.

There are 133 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% are married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% are non-families. 28.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.15.

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