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Sullivan County, Indiana

Formed in 1817 and named for Revolutionary War hero Daniel Sullivan

County Seat: Sullivan

Largest City: Sullivan (2016 population: 4,124)

Population per Square Mile: 46.53

Square Miles: 447.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)21,475690.3%6,484,136
Today (2016)20,802700.3%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*21,011710.3%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.1%75 2.3%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-18158 -12,135
Net International Migration269 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)39490.2%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,183705.7%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)3,0157414.5%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)1,751688.4%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,6926327.4%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,6527127.2%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)3,5097416.9%14.9%
Median Age40.6  Median Age = 37.6

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone59730.3%0.4%
Asian Alone54800.3%2.2%
Black Alone951304.6%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone2820.0%0.1%
White19,4827293.7%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups254671.2%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic20,4506998.3%93.2%
Hispanic352741.7%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)7,63974100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,3347517.5%19.2%
Married Without Children2,8087236.8%30.0%
Single Parents719659.4%9.8%
Living Alone1,7907623.4%28.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2016 (estimate)8,84174100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)8,95673100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,5897562.4%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$78,20089  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,0506422.9%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$43979  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 3,094700.3%1,110,866
Public3,094700.3%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)15,024680.3%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher85.7%64 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree13.2%71 24.1%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2016$32,8928976.3%43,097
Median Household Income in 201544,9397489.0%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201516.4%17113.9%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1820.9%32102.5%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201625550.3%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20162,436600.3%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20171,553660.3%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2015206740.2%84,008
Births to Teens, 201523580.4%5,876
Deaths, 2015263670.4%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force8,713760.3%3,326,893
Employed8,199760.3%3,179,806
Unemployed514660.3%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate5.94134.1%4.4
September 2017 Unemployment Rate4.11120.6%3.4

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work8,069100.0%$339,585100.0%$42,085
Wage and Salary6,11475.8%$237,26369.9%$38,807
Farm Proprietors3794.7%$9580.3%$2,528
Nonfarm Proprietors1,57619.5%$29,0418.6%$18,427
Farm4645.8%$4,4071.3%$9,498
Nonfarm7,60594.2%$335,17898.7%$44,073
Private5,72571.0%$240,33370.8%$41,980
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction2693.3%$12,5623.7%$46,699
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information1241.5%$6,3091.9%$50,879
  Manufacturing7058.7%$38,69211.4%$54,882
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2162.7%$6,5521.9%$30,333
  Retail Trade86110.7%$19,2225.7%$22,325
  Trans., Warehousing2763.4%$12,0013.5%$43,482
  Wholesale Trade1672.1%$8,0892.4%$48,437
  Other Private (not above)1,309*16.2%*$57,982*17.1%*$44,295*
Government1,88023.3%$94,84527.9%$50,449

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed2100.0%100.0%$210$3,875,847
Single-Family2100.0%75.2%$210$3,417,822
2-Family00.0%3.1%0$64,063
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family00.0%20.9%$0$372,642

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Sullivan County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Carlisle6713.2%
Dugger8914.3%
Farmersburg1,0885.2%
Hymera7683.7%
Merom2241.1%
Shelburn1,2165.8%
Sullivan4,12419.8%
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