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Sullivan County, Indiana

Formed in 1817 and named for Revolutionary War hero Daniel Sullivan

County Seat: Sullivan

Largest City: Sullivan (2013 population: 4,217)

Population per Square Mile: 47.47

Square Miles: 447.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)21,475690.3%6,483,797
Today (2013)21,223690.3%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*21,011710.3%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.2%67 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-5643 -1,179
Net International Migration365 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)41510.2%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,095735.2%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)3,2407415.3%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)1,893668.9%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,7306327.0%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,8847027.7%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)3,3817315.9%13.9%
Median Age40.4  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone65640.3%0.4%
Asian Alone54760.3%1.9%
Black Alone973284.6%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1890.0%0.1%
White19,8957193.7%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups235661.1%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic20,8506998.2%93.6%
Hispanic373711.8%6.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)7,87873100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,4607418.5%20.2%
Married Without Children2,8667136.4%30.1%
Single Parents558767.1%9.8%
Living Alone1,8787423.8%27.6%

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 2013 (estimate)8,82974100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)8,94573100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,8407565.3%62.6%
Median Value (2012)$77,00090  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
2,0386622.8%26.1%
Median Rent (2012)$38385  

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 2012 ACS)15,033680.4%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher85.2%57 87%
with B.A. or higher degree13.4%66 23%

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 201241,2237887.8%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201218.2%12117.4%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1823.6%27106.8%22.1%
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, 2012232700.3%83,250
Births to Teens, 201231600.4%7,431
Deaths, 2012240660.4%59,168

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force8,482760.3%3,179,935
Employed7,623760.3%2,940,897
Unemployed859660.4%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate10.13134.7%7.5
November 2014 Unemployment Rate7.73132.8%5.8

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

Earnings by Industry, 2013 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$420,401100.0%
Wage and Salary$257,37761.2%
Farm Proprietors$59,19814.1%
Nonfarm Proprietors$31,6597.5%
Farm$62,64014.9%
Nonfarm$357,76185.1%
Private$265,55863.2%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction$19,1854.6%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$14,4963.4%
  Information$7,6291.8%
  Manufacturing$36,5928.7%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$5,6491.3%
  Retail Trade$23,3035.5%
  Trans., Warehousing$8,5742.0%
  Wholesale Trade$10,9702.6%
  Other Private (not above)$53,834*12.8%*
Government$92,20321.9%

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed2100.0%100.0%$190$3,065,788
Single-Family2100.0%67.3%$190$2,631,508
2-Family00.0%2.2%0$38,302
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$13,598
5+ Family00.0%29.6%$0$382,380

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 2013
Percent of County
Carlisle6873.2%
Dugger9084.3%
Farmersburg1,1075.2%
Hymera7903.7%
Merom2231.1%
Shelburn1,2335.8%
Sullivan4,21719.9%
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