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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 -7,506
Net International Migration465 12,513
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)28600.1%24,062

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 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)7,72073100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,3477517.4%19.4%
Married Without Children2,8967037.5%30.1%
Single Parents668718.7%9.9%
Living Alone1,8227423.6%27.8%

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 2014 (includes vacant units)8,89073100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,6747563.8%61.6%
Median Value (2014)$78,00089  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,0466523.0%27.1%
Median Rent (2014)$43677  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2014/2015 Total Reported) 2,898740.3%1,130,285
Public2,898730.3%1,045,779
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)14,996680.3%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher85.6%61 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree13%70 23.6%

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 2014$31,5018679.6%39,578
Median Household Income in 201443,9337089.0%$49,384
Poverty Rate in 201416.9%21111.2%15.2%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1821.8%30102.8%21.2%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201427580.3%9,498
Food Stamp Recipients in 20142,862620.3%878,155
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20141,617670.3%514,128

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
December 2015 Unemployment Rate6.54141.3%4.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2014 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work8,391100.0%$382,484100.0%$45,583
Wage and Salary6,54678.0%$263,76869.0%$40,295
Farm Proprietors3794.5%$17,5434.6%$46,288
Nonfarm Proprietors1,46617.5%$27,7467.3%$18,926
Farm4725.6%$21,7675.7%$46,117
Nonfarm7,91994.4%$360,71794.3%$45,551
Private6,03171.9%$271,07670.9%$44,947
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction2683.2%$11,2222.9%$41,873
  Health Care, Social Serv.4335.2%$13,5763.5%$31,353
  Information1551.8%$7,2781.9%$46,955
  Manufacturing8129.7%$40,04410.5%$49,315
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2122.5%$6,3141.7%$29,783
  Retail Trade7919.4%$22,0165.8%$27,833
  Trans., Warehousing3013.6%$9,0772.4%$30,156
  Wholesale Trade2142.6%$12,0893.2%$56,491
  Other Private (not above)1,316*15.7%*$54,630*14.3%*$41,512*
Government1,88822.5%$89,64123.4%$47,479

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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