Sullivan County, Tennessee Population 2022

Sullivan County, Tennessee's estimated population is 160,595 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 2.45% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
17904,4470.00%
180010,2185,771129.77%
18106,847-3,371-32.99%
18207,0151682.45%
183010,0733,05843.59%
184010,7366636.58%
185011,7421,0069.37%
186013,5521,81015.41%
187013,136-416-3.07%
188018,3215,18539.47%
189020,8792,55813.96%
190024,9354,05619.43%
191028,1203,18512.77%
192036,2598,13928.94%
193051,08714,82840.89%
194069,08517,99835.23%
195095,06325,97837.60%
1960114,13919,07620.07%
1970127,32913,19011.56%
1980143,96816,63913.07%
1990143,596-372-0.26%
2010156,74913,1539.16%
2011156,8761270.08%
2012156,322-554-0.35%
2013156,185-137-0.09%
2014156,4042190.14%
2015156,199-205-0.13%
2016156,182-17-0.01%
2017156,9247420.48%
2018157,5996750.43%
2019158,3487490.48%
2020159,0977490.47%
2021159,8467490.47%
2022160,5957490.47%
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Sullivan County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White148,42094.11%
Black or African American2,9221.85%
American Indian and Alaska Native4000.25%
Asian1,0420.66%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1070.07%
Some Other Race1,0920.69%
Two or More Races3,7242.36%
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Sullivan County, Tennessee Population by Race

Sullivan County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2022

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Sullivan County, Tennessee Median Age

45.3


Total

43.7


Male

46.8


Female

Sullivan County, Tennessee Adults

There are 127,245 adults, (34,500 of whom are seniors) in Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Sullivan County, Tennessee Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Sullivan County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

81,010

51.37%

Male

76,697

48.63%

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
Married86.2%13.8%
All72.1%27.9%
Male61.9%38.1%
Non Family60.4%39.6%
Female54.7%45.3%

72.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sullivan County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All66,6452.3372.1
Married31,9252.9586.2
Male2,9083.1761.9
Female7,9602.9454.7
Non Family23,8521.1860.4

2.89

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Sullivan County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,6074.00%
9th to 12th Grade9,8498.55%
High School Graduate39,31034.12%
Some College23,04520.00%
Associates Degree10,1898.84%
Bachelors Degree18,24415.83%
Graduate Degree9,9768.66%
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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
Islander603939
Native American262240133
Asian634439276
Hispanic1,5851,221396
Other Race606372150
White109,41595,89026,951
2+ Races1,4261,299297
Black2,1721,949211

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 91.60%.

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$32,584$40,692$26,934
Less Than 9th Grade$22,041$27,409$15,759
High School Graduate$27,562$33,096$20,875
Some College$32,138$41,922$25,613
Bachelors Degree$43,389$55,204$34,076
Graduate Degree$60,806$86,188$52,471

$32,584

Average Earnings

$40,692

Average Male

$26,934

Average Female

Sullivan County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sullivan County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Sullivan County, Tennessee Language

97.23% of Sullivan County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 2.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.81% of the population.

Sullivan County, Tennessee Language

Sullivan County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,71386131.74%
Hispanic3,08293430.30%
Multiple3,67593125.33%
Native3806717.63%
White144,74921,36514.76%
Asian1,013717.01%
Other471NaN%

15.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.58%

Male Poverty Rate

17.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sullivan County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sullivan County, Tennessee is Black, with 31.74% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.09%.

Sullivan County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.22%
High School14.52%
Some College9.40%
Bachelors or Greater4.34%

Sullivan County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.24%
Male Unemployed25.99%
Female Employed7.73%
Female Unemployed32.26%

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$47,438$67,009
Families$61,723$80,491
Married Families$72,859$93,351
Non Families$29,873$40,772
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Income by Household Type

Sullivan County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

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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12,270

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,699
First Gulf War2,291
Vietnam4,758
Korea1,016
World War II264

Sullivan County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34999
35 to 542,280
55 to 642,110
65 to 743,535
75+3,346

Sullivan County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11,8299.79%
Black24610.26%
Native American10934.17%
Islander2135.00%
Other Race111.56%
2+ Races542.56%
Hispanic1658.38%

Sullivan County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Sullivan County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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9.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sullivan County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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55%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

6.5%

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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60.55%

Born in Sullivan County, Tennessee

98.43%

Native Born

1.57%

Foreign Born

0.75%

Non Citizen

0.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.43% of Sullivan County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 60.55% having been born in Tennessee. 0.75% 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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