Sullivan County TN Information


Sullivan County Subdivisions

Sullivan County TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 159,722
Daytime Population: Workers 77,155
Daytime Population: Residents 91,081
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 168,236
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 157,091
Population in Familes 127,319
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,631
Population Density2 386
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $42,084
Average Household Income $60,690
Per Capita Income $25,981


Total Housing Units 75,248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 47,370 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,797 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,081 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $138,087
Average Home Value $181,110


Total Households 67,167
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 44,391
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% 0.24%
Households 0.18% 0.19%
Families 0.01% 0.08%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.94%


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, 2017 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 Density # 8 93rd
Diversity Index # 73 24th
Median Household Income # 38 61st
Per Capita Income # 17 83rd

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