Sullivan County, Tennessee Population 2021

Sullivan County, Tennessee's estimated population is 159,846 with a growth rate of 0.47% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sullivan County, Tennessee is the 10th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 Population was 156,749 and has seen a growth of 1.98% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021159,8467490.47%
2020159,0977490.47%
2019158,3487490.48%
2018157,5996750.43%
2017156,9247420.48%
2016156,182-17-0.01%
2015156,199-205-0.13%
2014156,4042190.14%
2013156,185-137-0.09%
2012156,322-554-0.35%
2011156,8761270.08%
2010156,74913,1539.16%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.47%
County Website
Founded
1779
County Seat
2010 Population
156,749
Growth Since 2010
1.98%
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Sullivan County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White148,18394.35%
Two or More Races3,5062.23%
Black or African American3,0671.95%
Some Other Race1,0170.65%
Asian9530.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native2030.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1210.08%
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Sullivan County, Tennessee Population by Race

Sullivan County, Tennessee Population Pyramid $2021

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Sullivan County, Tennessee Median Age

45.1


Total

43.4


Male

46.6


Female

Sullivan County, Tennessee Adults

There are 126,473 adults, (33,753 of whom are seniors) in Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Sullivan County, Tennessee Age Dependency

69.4

Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Sullivan County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

80,705

51.39%

Male

76,345

48.61%

Sullivan County, Tennessee Population by Age

Sullivan County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sullivan County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.9%15.1%
All71.8%28.2%
Non Family60.6%39.4%
Female57.2%42.8%
Male57.2%42.8%

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sullivan County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All66,5112.3271.8
Married32,2182.9584.9
Non Family23,6741.1660.6
Female7,5792.9457.2
Male3,0403.257.2

2.89

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Sullivan County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,1254.48%
9th to 12th Grade9,5778.37%
High School Graduate39,72334.70%
Some College23,67820.68%
Associates Degree9,3458.16%
Bachelors Degree16,86214.73%
Graduate Degree10,1688.88%
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Sullivan County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sullivan County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White108,85395,06825,682
Black2,1411,898347
Hispanic1,5161,089324
2+ Races1,3701,219255
Asian635563352
Other Race562358137
Native American15213172
Islander603939

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 88.98%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 65.00%.

Sullivan County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,313$40,238$26,554
Less Than 9th Grade$21,062$25,897$14,927
High School Graduate$26,369$32,174$20,564
Some College$31,631$41,414$25,337
Bachelors Degree$44,076$57,820$36,907
Graduate Degree$61,989$84,831$53,132

$32,313

Average Earnings

$40,238

Average Male

$26,554

Average Female

Sullivan County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sullivan County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Sullivan County, Tennessee Language

97.35% of Sullivan County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 2.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.65% of the population.

Sullivan County, Tennessee Language

Sullivan County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White144,32721,83515.13%
Multiple3,4791,04129.92%
Hispanic2,93795532.52%
Black2,90383328.69%
Other1,01440139.55%
Asian927626.69%
Native1944322.16%

15.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.69%

Male Poverty Rate

17.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sullivan County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sullivan County, Tennessee is Other, with 39.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sullivan County, Tennessee is Asian, with 6.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.71%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.60%.

Sullivan County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.75%
High School14.61%
Some College10.73%
Bachelors or Greater3.00%

Sullivan County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed37.55%
Female Unemployed35.86%
Female Employed7.22%
Male Employed6.39%

Sullivan County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sullivan County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,684$66,012
Families$59,640$79,517
Married Families$70,674$92,434
Non Families$27,414$39,572
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Income by Household Type

Sullivan County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Sullivan County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Sullivan County, Tennessee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Sullivan County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Sullivan County, Tennessee Marital Status

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12,303

Number of Veterans

11,371

Male Veterans

932

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,745
First Gulf War2,172
Second Gulf War1,792
Korea1,100
World War II294

Sullivan County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 743,569
75+3,239
35 to 542,381
55 to 642,133
18 to 34981

Sullivan County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11,8819.87%
Black27811.52%
Hispanic18910.23%
2+ Races874.37%
Islander2540.32%
Native American2313.77%
Other Race91.39%

Sullivan County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Sullivan County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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8.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sullivan County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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54.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Sullivan County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Sullivan County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Sullivan County, Tennessee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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60.14%

Born in Sullivan County, Tennessee

98.35%

Native Born

1.65%

Foreign Born

0.74%

Non Citizen

0.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.35% of Sullivan County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 60.14% having been born in Tennessee. 0.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sullivan County, Tennessee Place of Birth

  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

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