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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. 2012 cost of living index in Sullivan County: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (25.5%), Educational,health and social services (16.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.2%), Retail trade (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 13%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Sullivan County, Missouri:


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 2009: $31,127 ($26,107 in 1999)
This county:

$31127
Missouri:

$45229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $310 (lower quartile is $214, upper quartile is $427)
This county:

$310
State:

$520


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $68,032 (it was $47,000 in 2000)
Sullivan County:

$68,032
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $29,318 - $125,279

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $127,720
Here:

$127,720
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $107,945
Here:

$107,945
State:

$174,118

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $1,304,032
Here:

$1,304,032
State:

$127,773

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $3,719
Here:

$3,719
State:

$190,835

Mobile homes: $79,700
Here:

$79,700
State:

$37,932
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $970
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $223

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:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $497 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $444 (0.7%)


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 2009: 22.4%
(20.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 31.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for American Indian residents, 34.3% for other race residents, 16.1% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 19 years old, American Indian residents: 18 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

16.5%
Whole state:

11.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

6.6%
Whole state:

5.1%

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 .

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


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:

41.2% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.71%
Here42.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,083
Total congregations: 28

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodCatholic Church
Adherents1,447 (46.9%)688 (22.3%)463 (15.0%)120 (3.9%)100 (3.2%)
Congregations8 (28.6%)4 (14.3%)4 (14.3%)2 (7.1%)1 (3.6%)
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Pentecostal Church of GodOther
Adherents87 (2.8%)58 (1.9%)52 (1.7%)35 (1.1%)33 (1.1%)
Congregations2 (7.1%)2 (7.1%)1 (3.6%)1 (3.6%)3 (10.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Sullivan County - Milan, Green City, Greencastle, Newtown, Humphreys

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Sullivan County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.6%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.9%
Missouri:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sullivan County:

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 1.5 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 significantly below Missouri state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 98.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Food (32%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Public administration (2%)
  • Food (19%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Food processing workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Food processing workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $31,315.

7.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,045 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
Missouri average:

7.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.77% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($12,865 average AGI)
3.37% relocated from other states ($11,180 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

3.37%
Missouri average:

2.98%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Adair County, MO  0.68% ($29,412 average AGI)
from Putnam County, MO  0.56% ($21,929)


8.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.42%
Missouri average:

7.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.49% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($25,746 average AGI)
2.92% relocated to other states ($7,779 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

2.92%
Missouri average:

2.81%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Adair County, MO  0.91% ($98,087 average AGI)
to Buchanan County, MO  0.51% ($32,615)
to Grundy County, MO  0.43% ($21,636)
to Putnam County, MO  0.43% ($11,818)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Sullivan County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Sullivan County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Sullivan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Sullivan County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Sullivan County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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

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