Sullivan County, Tennessee Population 2018

Sullivan County, Tennessee's estimated population is 157,158 with a growth rate of 0.33% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sullivan County, Tennessee is the 9th largest county in Tennessee.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017157,1585140.33%
2016156,6443090.20%
2016156,335170.01%
2015156,318-195-0.12%
2014156,5132430.16%
2013156,270-115-0.07%
2012156,385-496-0.32%
2011156,8811260.08%
2010156,75513,1599.16%
1990143,596-372-0.26%
1980143,96816,63913.07%
1970127,32913,19011.56%
1960114,13919,07620.07%
195095,06325,97837.60%
194069,08517,99835.23%
193051,08714,82840.89%
192036,2598,13928.94%
191028,1203,18512.77%
190024,9354,05619.43%
189020,8792,55813.96%
188018,3215,18539.47%
187013,136-416-3.07%
186013,5521,81015.41%
185011,7421,0069.37%
184010,7366636.58%
183010,0733,05843.59%
18207,0151682.45%
18106,847-3,371-32.99%
180010,2185,771129.77%
17904,4470.00%

Sullivan County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White148,364
Two or More Races3,001
Black or African American2,977
Some Other Race1,134
Asian853
American Indian and Alaska Native249
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander66

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Sullivan County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Sullivan County, Tennessee Median Age

44.5


Total

43.4


Male

45.9


Female

Sullivan County, Tennessee Adults

There are 125,472 adults, (31,799 of which are seniors) in Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Sullivan County, Tennessee Age Dependency

67.2

Age Dependency Ratio

34

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Sullivan County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

80,766

51.56%

Male

75,878

48.44%

Sullivan County, Tennessee Households and Families

Sullivan County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sullivan County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.3%14.7%
All72.9%27.1%
Non Family62.4%37.6%
Male59.1%40.9%
Female56.3%43.7%

72.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sullivan County, Tennessee Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All65,8962.3472.9
Married32,7552.9385.3
Non Family22,6291.1562.4
Female7,2693.0856.3
Male3,2432.9259.1

2.9

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sullivan County, Tennessee Households

Sullivan County, Tennessee Education

Sullivan County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,8196.03%
9th to 12th Grade9,3488.26%
High School Graduate40,02535.38%
Some College23,89121.12%
Associates Degree8,8707.84%
Bachelors Degree14,81413.10%
Graduate Degree9,3498.26%

Sullivan County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White107,93992,84522,981
Black2,0561,776414
Hispanic1,247765190
Multiple Races1,1651,012230
Asian552469307
Other Race49829168
Native American21914238
Islander281818

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 86.87%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 64.29%.

Sullivan County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,087$35,702$24,706
Less Than High School$16,057$20,941$12,922
High School Grad$24,919$30,195$19,361
Some College$29,424$37,100$24,327
Bachelors Degree$41,071$50,593$36,465
Graduate Degree$55,811$71,429$49,454

$30,087

Average Earnings

$35,702

Average Male

$24,706

Average Female

Sullivan County, Tennessee Language

Sullivan County, Tennessee Language by Age

Sullivan County, Tennessee Language

97.22% of Sullivan County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 2.78% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.67% of the population.

Sullivan County, Tennessee Poverty

Sullivan County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White144,85523,21816.03%
Hispanic2,6021,04440.12%
Multiple2,96295432.21%
Black2,75069925.42%
Other1,10232329.31%
Native2397129.71%
Asian835435.15%
Islander6646.06%

16.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.95%

Male Poverty Rate

17.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sullivan County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sullivan County, Tennessee is Hispanic, with 40.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sullivan County, Tennessee is Asian, with 5.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.11%.

Sullivan County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.13%
High School15.38%
Some College11.17%
Bachelors or Greater2.70%

Sullivan County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed43.10%
Female Unemployed37.14%
Female Employed8.92%
Male Employed6.66%

Sullivan County, Tennessee Income

Sullivan County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,983$57,549
Families$52,576$69,577
Married Families$61,331$79,519
Non Families$24,288$33,200

Sullivan County, Tennessee Marital Status

Sullivan County, Tennessee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

51.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Sullivan County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

Sullivan County, Tennessee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Sullivan County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

Sullivan County, Tennessee Veterans

Sullivan County, Tennessee Veterans by War

12,961

Number of Veterans

12,213

Male Veterans

748

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam4,986
First Gulf War1,992
Korea1,610
Second Gulf War1,194
World War II840

Sullivan County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+3,615
65 to 743,562
35 to 542,730
55 to 642,498
18 to 34556

Sullivan County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White12,56010.48%
Black27111.54%
2 or More845.18%
Hispanic714.44%
Asian263.77%
Hawaiian1233.33%
Other81.28%

Sullivan County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

7.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sullivan County, Tennessee Employment Status

Sullivan County, Tennessee Employment by Age

55.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Sullivan County, Tennessee Employment by Race

Sullivan County, Tennessee Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Sullivan County, Tennessee

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Johnson City 634886667731895.02%
Kingsport 5279252806140.03%
Bristol26712271093971.49%
Bluff City16791656-23-1.37%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990