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Sullivan County, Indiana

Formed in 1817 and named for Revolutionary War hero Daniel Sullivan

County Seat: Sullivan

Largest City: Sullivan (2014 population: 4,171)

Population per Square Mile: 47.08

Square Miles: 447.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)21,475690.3%6,483,797
Today (2014)21,050690.3%6,596,855
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*21,011710.3%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.0%80 1.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2013-2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-18771 -7,849
Net International Migration465 10,472
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)28600.1%24,994

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2014NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,079725.1%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)3,1887415.1%17.6%
College Age (18 to 24)1,828678.7%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,7436327.3%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,7797027.5%26.3%
Seniors (65 and older)3,4337416.3%14.3%
Median Age40.6  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2014NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone67660.3%0.4%
Asian Alone53770.3%2.0%
Black Alone992284.7%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1870.0%0.1%
White19,6877293.5%86.1%
Two or More Race Groups250631.2%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic20,6796998.2%93.4%
Hispanic371731.8%6.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2013 (Includes detail not shown below)7,76473100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,3257517.1%19.8%
Married Without Children2,8497136.7%30.1%
Single Parents682688.8%9.8%
Living Alone1,8617424.0%27.7%

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 2014 (estimate)8,86074100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2013 (includes vacant units)8,89273100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,6057563.0%62.0%
Median Value (2013)$77,60089  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,1596424.3%26.6%
Median Rent (2013)$41184  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 3,198710.3%1,115,499
Public3,198700.3%1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2013 ACS)14,975680.4%4,258,878
with High School diploma or higher85.3%61 87.2%
with B.A. or higher degree13.2%65 23.2%

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 2013$32,8837685.1%38,622
Median Household Income in 201341,9787588.4%$47,508
Poverty Rate in 201318.3%14115.8%15.8%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1823.8%29108.7%21.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201331600.3%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 20133,060620.3%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20131,613670.3%509,427

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, 2013245700.3%83,115
Births to Teens, 201324660.4%6,810
Deaths, 2013225700.4%60,445

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force8,687740.3%3,230,540
Employed8,045750.3%3,035,581
Unemployed642700.3%194,959
Annual Unemployment Rate7.412123.3%6.0
May 2015 Unemployment Rate6.08125.0%4.8

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2013 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work8,346100.0%$420,401100.0%$50,372
Wage and Salary6,50377.9%$257,37761.2%$39,578
Farm Proprietors3704.4%$59,19814.1%$159,995
Nonfarm Proprietors1,47317.6%$31,6597.5%$21,493
Farm4465.3%$62,64014.9%$140,448
Nonfarm7,90094.7%$357,76185.1%$45,286
Private5,96971.5%$265,55863.2%$44,490
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction3554.3%$19,1854.6%$54,042
  Health Care, Social Serv.4765.7%$14,4963.4%$30,454
  Information1632.0%$7,6291.8%$46,804
  Manufacturing7118.5%$36,5928.7%$51,466
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1892.3%$5,6491.3%$29,889
  Retail Trade8249.9%$23,3035.5%$28,280
  Trans., Warehousing3003.6%$8,5742.0%$28,580
  Wholesale Trade2052.5%$10,9702.6%$53,512
  Other Private (not above)1,276*15.3%*$53,834*12.8%*$42,190*
Government1,93123.1%$92,20321.9%$47,749

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, 2014UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed2100.0%100.0%$240$3,222,176
Single-Family2100.0%68.1%$240$2,748,532
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$40,304
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.1%$0$18,185
5+ Family00.0%28.7%$0$415,155

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 2014
Percent of County
Carlisle6763.2%
Dugger9024.3%
Farmersburg1,0985.2%
Hymera7783.7%
Merom2261.1%
Shelburn1,2285.8%
Sullivan4,17119.8%
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