Sullivan County, Missouri (MO)

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County population in 2012: 6,546 (all rural); it was 7,219 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 957
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 982
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,097
Renter-occupied apartments: 801 (it was 828 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

31%

Land area: 651 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 10 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Sullivan County: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (30.1%), Educational, health and social services (23.3%), Information (16.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 47%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 5%
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Races in Sullivan County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (79.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (18.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 3,433  (53.8%)
Females: 3,281  (46.2%)
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Average household size:
Sullivan County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,328 ($26,107 in 1999)

This county:

$36328
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $313 (lower quartile is $244, upper quartile is $421)
This county:

$313
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $72,142 (it was $47,000 in 2000)
Sullivan:

$72,142
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,957 - $123,357
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $831
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $352

Institutionalized population: 77

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

Sullivan County, MO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,600
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $129,600
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $116,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $624 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $607 (0.8%)

Sullivan County household income distribution in 2009 Sullivan County home values distribution Sullivan County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.0%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.1% for Black residents, 29.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 91.7% for American Indian residents, 20.3% for other race residents, 17.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.4%
Sullivan County:

17.4%
Missouri:

15.9%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Black residents, 28.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 108.3% for American Indian residents, 21.6% for other race residents, 16.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 15 years old, Asian residents: 27 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sullivan County is $352 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $574 a month.

Cities in this county include: Milan, Green City, Greencastle, Newtown, Humphreys, Pollock, Harris, Osgood, Winigan.

Sullivan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Churches in Sullivan County include: Elmwood Church (A), Fairview Church (B), Plainview Church (C), Prairie Chapel (D), Judson Church (E), Liberty Union Church (F), Sullivan Church (G), Locust Valley Church (H), Thomas Union Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Deep Spring Cemetery (1), Hoover Cemetery (2), Haines Cemetery (3), Hamilton Cemetery (4), Harris Cemetery (5), Hawkeye Cemetery (6), Knifong Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Shatto Lake (A), New Milan Reservoir (B), Booth Lake (C), Number 41 Lake (D), City of Milan Lake (E), Mononame 43 Lake (F), Number 44 Lake (G), Jones Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Locust Creek (A), Dry Branch (B), North Spring Creek (C), Brushy Branch (D), Bookout Branch (E), Spears Branch (F), Barber Creek (G), John Branch (H), Hooton Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Adair County , Grundy County , Linn County , Mercer County , Putnam County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.2%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 107
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 421 (23% naturalized citizens)

Sullivan County:

5.8%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 179
  • 1990 to 1994: 99
  • 1985 to 1989: 69
  • 1980 to 1984: 44
  • 1975 to 1979: 18
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1965 to 1969: 0

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.3%

Sullivan County marital status for males Sullivan County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Sullivan County with a mortgage: 464 (10 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 661

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sullivan County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,27219
Catholic3201
Mainline Protestant2695
Other3-
None3,850-
Sullivan County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Sullivan County:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Sullivan County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sullivan County:

9.6%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Sullivan County:

29.9%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.3%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Sullivan County:

Average size of farms: 429 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $86,863
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $95,740
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.08%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.03%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $51,449
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.29%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.33
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.44%
Corn for grain: 10017 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1140 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 31201 harvested acres
Vegetables: 5 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 5 acres

Tornado activity:

Sullivan County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 9216511.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/21/1967, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sullivan County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 305.9 miles away from Sullivan County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 296.0 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 286.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 309.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 325.9 miles away from Sullivan County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 307.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Sullivan County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (89%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • Argentina (3%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Japan (1%)
  • Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (1%)
  • Colombia (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sullivan County (%):

  • United States or American (35%)
  • German (16%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Sullivan County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,318 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 481 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 136 (4%)
  • Other means: 50 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 220 (7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Sullivan County, Missouri in 2000:

  • 107 people in nursing homes
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 9 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Sullivan County, Missouri in 2010:

  • 77 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $34,525.

6.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,344 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.35% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($17,581 average AGI)
2.28% relocated from other states ($7,763 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

2.28%
Missouri average:

2.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Grundy County, MO  0.75% ($29,444 average AGI)
from Adair County, MO  0.70% ($31,882)
from Linn County, MO  0.46% ($24,455)


7.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,547 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.86%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.93% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($12,297 average AGI)
3.93% relocated to other states ($15,255 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

3.93%
Missouri average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Adair County, MO  1.06% ($17,538 average AGI)
to Putnam County, MO  0.57% ($16,714)
to Linn County, MO  0.45% ($27,636)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.7

Births per 1000 population in Sullivan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Sullivan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sullivan County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,388 (1,187 aged, 201 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 14.41
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5376.190
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 562.120
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31176.13

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1940.060
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1650.500
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14.48

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14.2
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 28.96

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.48

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,606

Size of family households: 876 2-persons, 346 3-persons, 310 4-persons, 157 5-persons, 68 6-persons, 30 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 807 1-person, 116 2-persons, 19 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

1,261 married couples with children.
397 single-parent households (118 men, 279 women).

91.3% of residents of Sullivan County speak English at home.
8.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (27% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 18% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (62% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $55,826,000 ($8046 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $859,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,215,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,163,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $5,630,000
Federal grants: $15,348,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,500,000 ($117,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,970,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $248,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,217,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,710,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 499
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 464
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +121
Here:

+18 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -454
Here -66 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sullivan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.01 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 23
  • 2000 to 2004: 345
  • 1990 to 1999: 320
  • 1980 to 1989: 318
  • 1970 to 1979: 697
  • 1960 to 1969: 314
  • 1950 to 1959: 200
  • 1940 to 1949: 269
  • 1939 or earlier: 842
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sullivan County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 39
  • 3 rooms: 35
  • 4 rooms: 276
  • 5 rooms: 544
  • 6 rooms: 506
  • 7 rooms: 323
  • 8 rooms: 212
  • 9+ rooms: 158
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 59
  • 3 rooms: 187
  • 4 rooms: 189
  • 5 rooms: 153
  • 6 rooms: 111
  • 7 rooms: 39
  • 8 rooms: 51
  • 9+ rooms: 26
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sullivan County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 95
  • 2 bedrooms: 634
  • 3 bedrooms: 975
  • 4 bedrooms: 319
  • 5+ bedrooms: 62
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 235
  • 2 bedrooms: 306
  • 3 bedrooms: 188
  • 4 bedrooms: 64
  • 5+ bedrooms: 21
Cars and other vehicles available in Sullivan County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 114
  • 1 vehicle: 513
  • 2 vehicles: 860
  • 3 vehicles: 414
  • 4 vehicles: 129
  • 5+ vehicles: 67
  • no vehicle: 170
  • 1 vehicle: 383
  • 2 vehicles: 183
  • 3 vehicles: 72
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

60% of Sullivan County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in Missouri.

Sullivan County:

59.8%
State average:

54.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $18,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sullivan County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (54.6%)
  • Utility gas (25.8%)
  • Electricity (10.1%)
  • Wood (6.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)
  • Electricity (35.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.2%)
  • Utility gas (28.7%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

1.2%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 11
Here:

2.7%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12
Here:

15.0%
Missouri:

24.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Sullivan County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $572,000
    General Public Buildings: $60,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $319,000
    Regular Highways: $294,000
    Central Staff Services: $241,000
    Financial Administration: $219,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $146,000
    General Public Buildings: $62,000
    Corrections - Other: $48,000
    Housing & Community Development: $10,000
    Welfare - Other: $6,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $201,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $71,000

Sullivan County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $466,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $42,000
    Highways: $32,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $365,000
    Interest Earnings: $35,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $518,000
    All Other: $45,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $415,000
    Property: $128,000
    NEC: $4,000

Sullivan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $650,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Sullivan County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Sullivan County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Sullivan County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8182.2 years
John6078.6 years
William5978.8 years
James5474.8 years
Charles4476.4 years
Robert3174.5 years
Ruth2980.8 years
George2676.4 years
Clarence2481.0 years
Harold2272.7 years
Most common last names in Sullivan County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4179.1 years
Yardley3278.1 years
Johnson2879.2 years
Clark2367.3 years
Miller2273.6 years
King2279.6 years
Morris2183.8 years
Frazier2179.8 years
Williams2076.6 years
Ford2077.8 years

Businesses in Sullivan County, MO