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Sullivan County, New York (NY)

County population in 2014: 75,943 (26% urban, 74% rural); it was 73,966 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,086
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,121
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 18,845
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,932 (it was 8,816 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

47%

Land area: 970 sq. mi.

Water area: 27.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 78 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sullivan County: 97.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.3%), Educational, health and social services (18.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Sullivan County, New York:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (74.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (13.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Asian alone (1.3%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
New York median age:  38.0 years
Males: 38,794  (51.1%)
Females: 37,149  (48.9%)
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Sullivan County,NY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Sullivan County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,805 ($36,998 in 1999)

This county:

$47805
New York:

$57369

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $682 (lower quartile is $552, upper quartile is $824)
This county:

$682
State:

$992


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $167,300 (it was $90,400 in 2000)
Sullivan:

$167,300
New York:

$277,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $102,400 - $247,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $233,206
Here:

$233,206
State:

$328,266

Townhouses or other attached units: $431,010
Here:

$431,010
State:

$477,144

In 2-unit structures: $247,469
Here:

$247,469
State:

$441,340

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $363,737
Here:

$363,737
State:

$551,450

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $131,549
Here:

$131,549
State:

$715,153

Mobile homes: $71,317
Here:

$71,317
State:

$57,967
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,465
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $648

Institutionalized population: 2,009

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 33
  • Burglaries: 125
  • Thefts: 555
  • Auto thefts: 16

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 29
  • Burglaries: 165
  • Thefts: 438
  • Auto thefts: 14
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 420 buildings, average cost: $191,800
  • 2008: 313 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2009: 226 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2010: 216 buildings, average cost: $156,800
  • 2011: 233 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 2012: 158 buildings, average cost: $205,300
  • 2013: 250 buildings, average cost: $184,200
  • 2014: 228 buildings, average cost: $175,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,531 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,334 (2.3%)

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: 20.1%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.8% for Black residents, 28.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.2% for American Indian residents, 22.5% for other race residents, 32.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.1%
Sullivan County:

20.1%
New York:

16.0%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.2% for Black residents, 27.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.4% for American Indian residents, 23.2% for other race residents, 31.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 45 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sullivan County is $541 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $694 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $831 a month.

Cities in this county include: Thompson, Fallsburg, Mamakating, Monticello, Bethel, Liberty, Rockland, Neversink, Delaware, South Fallsburg.

Sullivan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Bethel town1763 - 92317 - 28
Callicoon town763 - 92418 - 31
Cochecton town062 - 102516 - 32
Delaware town874 - 112620 - 32
Fallsburg town2153 - 82520 - 30
Forestburgh town252 - 92214 - 30
Fremont town663 - 112621 - 36
Highland town341 - 82212 - 29
Liberty town2885 - 112621 - 31
Lumberland town352 - 82315 - 29
Mamakating town1953 - 92519 - 31
Neversink town841 - 82214 - 29
Rockland town19118 - 163428 - 44
Thompson town4364 - 92318 - 27
Tusten town451 - 92415 - 30
Sullivan county1887 25 

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Neighboring counties: Box Elder County, Utah , Boyd County, Nebraska , Cortland County , Morgan County, Utah , Washoe County, Nevada , Clinton County, Pennsylvania , Lake County, Oregon , Sarpy County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
New York:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,730
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,875 (52% naturalized citizens)

Sullivan County:

7.9%
Whole state:

20.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 845
  • 1990 to 1994: 670
  • 1985 to 1989: 689
  • 1980 to 1984: 524
  • 1975 to 1979: 421
  • 1970 to 1974: 529
  • 1970 to 1974: 382
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,815

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.4%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 30,166
  • One, attached: 1,556
  • Two: 2,530
  • 3 or 4: 2,095
  • 5 to 9: 1,826
  • 10 to 19: 411
  • 20 or more: 1,297
  • Mobile homes: 4,800
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 49

Housing units in Sullivan County with a mortgage: 8,133 (471 second mortgage, 1,141 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,524

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sullivan County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic15,35221
Other9,81731
Mainline Protestant4,94744
Evangelical Protestant1,39918
Orthodox602
None45,972-
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: 31
Sullivan County:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
This county:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Sullivan County:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 84
This county:

10.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sullivan County:

9.4%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Sullivan County:

24.1%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Sullivan County:

Average size of farms: 167 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $99,090
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $101.34
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.77%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.88%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $69,383
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 41.72%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.43%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $72,534
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.09%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.99
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 44.36%
Corn for grain: 370 harvested acres
Vegetables: 147 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 213 acres

Earthquake activity:

Sullivan County-area historical earthquake activity is near New York state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 156.8 miles away from Sullivan County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 199.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 116.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.1 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 292.5 miles away from Sullivan County center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 202.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New YorkSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 19, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1710): July 2, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1710, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New YorkSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: November 16, 2006 to November 17, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1670): December 12, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1670, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New YorkSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1650): July 1, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1650, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New YorkHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3262): September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New YorkSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 2, 2005 to April 4, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1589): April 19, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1589, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New YorkTropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1565): October 1, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1565, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • New YorkSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 13, 2004 to September 16, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1564): October 1, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1564, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New YorkPower Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3186): August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3186, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • New YorkSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: July 21, 2003 to August 13, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1486): August 29, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1486, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • New YorkSnowstorm, Incident Period: February 17, 2003 to February 18, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3184): March 27, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3184, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Sullivan County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

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

  • Colombia (7%)
  • Poland (7%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Italy (6%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Jamaica (4%)
  • Ukraine (4%)

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

  • German (17%)
  • Irish (14%)
  • Italian (12%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • Russian (3%)

Sullivan County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 22,657 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 3,676 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 363 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 103 (0%)
  • Railroad: 121 (0%)
  • Taxi: 138 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,240 (4%)
  • Other means: 136 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,090 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Sullivan County, New York in 2000:

  • 1,769 people in state prisons
  • 396 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 394 people in nursing homes
  • 374 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 364 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 329 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 270 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 199 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 184 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 172 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 160 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 107 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 64 people in other group homes
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 14 people in religious group quarters
  • 12 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Sullivan County, New York in 2010:

  • 1,276 people in state prisons
  • 513 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 484 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 381 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 368 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 268 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 147 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 139 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 120 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 76 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 31 people in college/university student housing
  • 22 people in correctional residential facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,655.

4.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
New York average:

5.06%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($353 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

0.04%
New York average:

0.08%

3.29% relocated from other counties in New York ($43,956 average AGI)
1.52% relocated from other states ($10,094 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

1.52%
New York average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Orange County, NY  1.19% ($38,695 average AGI)
from Ulster County, NY  0.31% ($33,115)
from Queens County, NY  0.29% ($68,654)
from Kings County, NY  0.22% ($48,934)
from New York County, NY  0.19% ($426,000)
from Bronx County, NY  0.18% ($42,776)
from Rockland County, NY  0.12% ($52,121)


5.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
New York average:

5.46%


0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($331 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

0.05%
New York average:

0.11%

3.29% relocated to other counties in New York ($22,761 average AGI)
2.39% relocated to other states ($16,294 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

2.39%
New York average:

2.38%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Orange County, NY  1.31% ($39,674 average AGI)
to Ulster County, NY  0.41% ($36,397)
to Queens County, NY  0.18% ($43,460)
to New York County, NY  0.17% ($66,646)
to Kings County, NY  0.16% ($50,068)
to Wayne County, PA  0.12% ($35,029)
to Delaware County, NY  0.10% ($30,222)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Sullivan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Sullivan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sullivan County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sullivan County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sullivan County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 13,647 (10,632 aged, 3,015 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,895 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Sullivan County, New York in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1559)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (844)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (726)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (522)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (267)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (263)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (250)
  • Congestive heart failure (221)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (213)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (197)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.31
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7779.530
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 360.010
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 37824.2

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1154.970
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 931.550
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16.98

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34.73
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78.39

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18.29

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 114.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 59.2
  • Other - 55.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 73,722
  • In family households: 60,228 (12,565 male householders, 6,707 female householders)
    13,611 spouses, 21,107 children (19,723 natural, 408 adopted, 976 stepchildren), 1,369 grandchildren, 597 brothers or sisters, 734 parents, 818 other relatives, 2,294 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,494 (5,675 male householders (4,417 living alone)), 5,192 female householders (4,343 living alone)), 2,627 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,825 (2,009 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 8,624 2-persons, 4,399 3-persons, 3,447 4-persons, 1,733 5-persons, 638 6-persons, 431 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,760 1-person, 1,821 2-persons, 171 3-persons, 59 4-persons, 32 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons.

11,545 married couples with children.
4,946 single-parent households (1,285 men, 3,661 women).

85.8% of residents of Sullivan County speak English at home.
7.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
5.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (36% speak English very well, 43% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $519,833,000 ($6830 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,791,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $194,747,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $112,831,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $764,000
Federal grants: $189,046,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,634,000 ($532,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $14,811,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $369,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,803,000
Federal Government insurance: $53,158,000

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

Births: 4,545
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,781
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +681
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,240
Here +16 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sullivan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 138.05 millions of gallons per day (4% from ground, 96% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.6

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 579
  • 2000 to 2004: 6,933
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,102
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,806
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,944
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,188
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,005
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,343
  • 1939 or earlier: 10,409
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sullivan County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 138
  • 3 rooms: 512
  • 4 rooms: 2,430
  • 5 rooms: 4,501
  • 6 rooms: 4,487
  • 7 rooms: 2,918
  • 8 rooms: 2,008
  • 9+ rooms: 1,835
  • 1 room: 285
  • 2 rooms: 807
  • 3 rooms: 1,763
  • 4 rooms: 2,185
  • 5 rooms: 1,955
  • 6 rooms: 872
  • 7 rooms: 489
  • 8 rooms: 192
  • 9+ rooms: 268
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sullivan County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 754
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,695
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,939
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,249
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,173
  • no bedroom: 336
  • 1 bedroom: 2,538
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,016
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,029
  • 4 bedrooms: 699
  • 5+ bedrooms: 198
Cars and other vehicles available in Sullivan County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 990
  • 1 vehicle: 5,932
  • 2 vehicles: 8,323
  • 3 vehicles: 2,712
  • 4 vehicles: 654
  • 5+ vehicles: 234
  • no vehicle: 1,958
  • 1 vehicle: 4,373
  • 2 vehicles: 2,025
  • 3 vehicles: 363
  • 4 vehicles: 78
  • 5+ vehicles: 19

61% of Sullivan County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in New York.

Sullivan County:

60.7%
State average:

64.4%

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

  • This state: 54330
  • Northeast: 7329
  • Midwest: 1023
  • South: 2941
  • West: 816

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $78,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sullivan County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (71.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.4%)
  • Electricity (9.6%)
  • Wood (6.2%)
  • Utility gas (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (57.6%)
  • Electricity (21.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.1%)
  • Utility gas (2.8%)
  • Wood (2.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 675
Here:

7.6%
New York:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 428
Here:

9.0%
New York:

13.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 536
Here:

23.5%
New York:

38.2%

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 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $4,351,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,145,000
  • Construction - Solid Waste Management: $4,568,000
    General - Other: $4,453,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $21,480,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,620,000
    Other Higher Education: $17,483,000
    Regular Highways: $17,351,000
    General - Other: $13,368,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $12,606,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,311,000
    General Public Buildings: $5,890,000
    Police Protection: $5,670,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,631,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,302,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,181,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,923,000
    Financial Administration: $3,567,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $2,493,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,254,000
    Housing and Community Development: $623,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $543,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $394,000
    Air Transportation: $336,000
    Local Fire Protection: $236,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $5,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $0
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,227,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $7,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $22,674,000
    Corrections - Other: $271,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $249,000
    General - Other: $207,000
    Solid Waste Management: $184,000
    Police Protection: $139,000
    Health - Other: $115,000
    Other Higher Education: $114,000
    General Public Building: $55,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $54,000
    Local Fire Protection: $43,000
    Parks and Recreation: $41,000
    Central Staff Services: $20,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $44,787,000

Sullivan County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $31,283,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,878,000
    Higher Education - Other: $4,895,000
    Housing and Community Development: $259,000
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000
    Air Transportation: $51,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $195,000
    All Other: $8,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,280,000
    Health and Hospitals: $212,000
    All Other: $149,000
    Education: $73,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $12,677,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,297,000
    Rents: $252,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $237,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $120,000
    Special Assessments: $18,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $22,027,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,847,000
    Education: $5,284,000
    All Other: $5,175,000
    Highways: $3,620,000
    Transit Utilities: $85,000
    General Local Government Support: $42,000
  • Tax - Property: $38,486,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $31,735,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $2,693,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,121,000
    NEC: $939,000
    Other License: $849,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $491,000

Sullivan County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,440,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,995,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $20,034,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $18,788,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,790,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,345,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,246,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $18,825,000
    Beginning: $14,015,000

Sullivan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,271,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,824,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,595,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,776
  • Number of aged recipients: 276
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,500
  • Number of recipients under 18: 369
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,853
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 554
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,159
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,290
Sullivan County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Sullivan County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Sullivan County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John53573.6 years
William52673.6 years
Mary48279.6 years
Joseph44373.7 years
Charles33774.6 years
George31975.7 years
Anna29782.5 years
James29072.5 years
Robert28469.2 years
Frank27176.6 years
Most common last names in Sullivan County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17276.8 years
Miller9576.9 years
Brown9472.8 years
Davis7672.7 years
Johnson7573.1 years
Williams6370.3 years
Cohen5978.3 years
Edwards5475.8 years
Jones4969.6 years
Decker4778.0 years
Businesses in Sullivan County, NY
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Ace Hardware3McDonald's3
Advance Auto Parts2Nike1
AutoZone1Penske1
Best Western1Pizza Hut2
Blockbuster1RadioShack1
Burger King2Rite Aid2
Chevrolet2Sears1
Curves2Sprint Nextel1
Days Inn2Staples1
Dunkin Donuts2Subway2
Econo Lodge1Super 81
FedEx4T-Mobile1
Ford3Taco Bell1
GNC1Toyota1
H&R Block2True Value2
Home Depot1U-Haul9
Howard Johnson1UPS13
Hyundai1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's2

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  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"