Sullivan County TN Information


Sullivan County Subdivisions

Sullivan County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 159,309
Population in Households 156,678
Population in Familes 127,047
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,631
Population Density1 385
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 67,044
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 44,320
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 75,130 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46,841 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,203 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,086 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $130,610
Average Home Value $171,862


Median Household Income $39,673
Average Household Income $56,875
Per Capita Income $24,396
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.23%
Households 0.18% 0.18%
Families -0.02% 0.05%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Sullivan County TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sullivan County to the other 95 counties and county equivalents in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 92nd
Population Density1 # 8 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 73 24th
Median Household Income # 39 60th
Per Capita Income # 16 84th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.