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Sunset Hills, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Sunset Hills had a population of 8,723 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Sunset Hills is located at latitude 38.5312 and longitude -90.4093 in St. Louis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sunset Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. St. Louis County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 607 feet.

The City of Sunset Hills (GNIS ID: 2396007) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Sunset Hills is located within Township of Tesson Ferry, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Louis County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sunset Hills 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 Hills, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,723
Daytime Population: Workers 9,256
Daytime Population: Residents 4,701
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,957
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.60
Population in Households 8,456
Population in Familes 6,988
Population in Group Qrtrs 267
Population Density2 958
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $87,414
Average Household Income $127,956
Per Capita Income $53,940


Total Housing Units 3,665 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,719 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 794 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $347,352
Average Home Value $431,946


Total Households 3,514
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 2,340
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 0.37% 0.28%
Households 0.36% 0.29%
Families -0.47% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Sunset Hills, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunset Hills to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 96 91st
Population Density # 398 62nd
Diversity Index # 345 66th
Median Household Income # 32 97th
Per Capita Income # 21 98th

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