Sunset Hills

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Sunset Hills is a city in St. Louis County. The population was 8,267 at the 2000 census.


Sunset Hills is located at 38°32′8″N, 90°24′14″W (38.535570, -90.403759).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.0 mi², all land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 8,267 people, 3,217 households, and 2,351 families residing in the city. The population density was 915.3/mi². There were 3,337 housing units at an average density of 369.5/mi². The racial makeup of the city was 96.27% White, 1.08% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.44% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 3,217 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 25.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $67,576, and the median income for a family was $90,417. Males had a median income of $60,869 versus $35,044 for females. The per capita income for the city was $40,151. About 2.0% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

Points of Interest

Sunset Hills is home to Thomas Jefferson School, a private boarding school for grades 7-12. TJ, as it is called, holds the #1 ranking SAT scores for highschoolers in a private boarding school. It is also one of few schools in the nation to be completely faculty run, i.e., each teacher is a member of the school board while the headmaster, William Rowe, is school board president.

Sunset Hills also hosts a unique outdoor sculpture garden, Laumeier Sculpture Park. It has rotating indoor exhibitions and numerous large sculptures on the park grounds.


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