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Sullivan County, Indiana

Formed in 1817 and named for Revolutionary War hero Daniel Sullivan

County Seat: Sullivan

Largest City: Sullivan (2015 population: 4,155)

Population per Square Mile: 46.81

Square Miles: 447.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)21,475690.3%6,484,192
Today (2015)20,928690.3%6,619,680
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*21,011710.3%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.5%76 2.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2014-2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-9145 -14,881
Net International Migration269 12,574
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)39590.2%25,260

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,105725.3%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)3,1217414.9%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)1,813688.7%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,7136327.3%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,6957027.2%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)3,4817416.6%14.6%
Median Age40.7  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone60710.3%0.4%
Asian Alone57760.3%2.1%
Black Alone973304.6%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1880.0%0.1%
White19,5847293.6%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups253651.2%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic20,5796998.3%93.3%
Hispanic349741.7%6.7%

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 2015 (estimate)8,84674100.0%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 (2015/2016 Total Reported) 3,118700.3%1,108,151
Public3,118700.3%1,046,058
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 2015$31,5468875.2%41,940
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 201527570.3%8,338
Food Stamp Recipients in 20152,611620.3%810,606
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20161,609670.3%504,539

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, 2014247710.3%84,080
Births to Teens, 201420700.3%6,277
Deaths, 2014244640.4%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force8,688760.3%3,265,761
Employed8,150760.3%3,109,217
Unemployed538680.3%156,544
Annual Unemployment Rate6.27129.2%4.8
October 2016 Unemployment Rate4.79120.5%3.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work8,446100.0%$342,048100.0%$40,498
Wage and Salary6,40875.9%$250,63773.3%$39,113
Farm Proprietors3804.5%$-9,146-2.7%$-24,068
Nonfarm Proprietors1,65819.6%$28,5488.3%$17,218
Farm4645.5%$-5,583-1.6%$-12,032
Nonfarm7,98294.5%$347,631101.6%$43,552
Private6,11072.3%$254,80074.5%$41,702
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction3093.7%$12,9303.8%$41,845
  Health Care, Social Serv.4515.3%$13,1993.9%$29,266
  Information1381.6%$6,9422.0%$50,304
  Manufacturing7949.4%$39,74011.6%$50,050
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2282.7%$6,8172.0%$29,899
  Retail Trade84310.0%$17,4335.1%$20,680
  Trans., Warehousing2983.5%$12,6933.7%$42,594
  Wholesale Trade1992.4%$10,4583.1%$52,553
  Other Private (not above)1,416*16.8%*$56,516*16.5%*$39,912*
Government1,87222.2%$92,83127.1%$49,589

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed2100.0%100.0%$215$3,737,044
Single-Family2100.0%68.4%$215$2,929,210
2-Family00.0%2.8%0$54,124
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family00.0%27.2%$0$722,054

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 2015
Percent of County
Carlisle6753.2%
Dugger8984.3%
Farmersburg1,0945.2%
Hymera7743.7%
Merom2251.1%
Shelburn1,2235.8%
Sullivan4,15519.9%
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