Sullivan County, Tennessee (TN)

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County population in 2012: 156,786 (74% urban, 26% rural); it was 153,048 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 27,606
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 20,817
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 48,153
Renter-occupied apartments: 17,875 (it was 15,403 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

32%

Land area: 413 sq. mi.

Water area: 16.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 381 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Sullivan County: 83.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (16.5%), Educational, health and social services (14.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Sullivan County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 75,826  (47.1%)
Females: 80,997  (52.9%)

Sullivan County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Sullivan County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,148 ($33,529 in 1999)

This county:

$40148
Tennessee:

$44297

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $475 (lower quartile is $336, upper quartile is $613)
This county:

$475
State:

$589


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $129,600 (it was $82,600 in 2000)
Sullivan:

$129,600
Tennessee:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,300 - $199,700
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $970
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $311

Institutionalized population: 1,658

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):

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Health of residents in Sullivan County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.1. This is significantly worse than average.
66.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
42.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
98.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 203 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is more than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 610 buildings, average cost: $135,500
  • 2008: 348 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2009: 323 buildings, average cost: $145,100

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $908 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $817 (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 2013: 18.3%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.2% for Black residents, 44.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.2% for American Indian residents, 40.3% for other race residents, 45.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.3%
Sullivan County:

18.3%
Tennessee:

17.8%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.0% for Black residents, 45.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.0% for American Indian residents, 36.4% for other race residents, 46.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 65 years old, Asian residents: 55 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

Area name: Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sullivan County is $389 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $647 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kingsport, Bristol, Bluff City-Piney Flats, Bloomingdale, Colonial Heights, Holston Valley, Blountville, Walnut Hill, Fairmount, Bluff City.

Sullivan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2005 air pollution in Sullivan County:

Carbon Monoxide: 1 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Lead: 0.20 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.012 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.102 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.083 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 15.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 32 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.006 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.039 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Sullivan County: Holston Valley Golf Course (A), Friendship Boat Dock (B), Indian Springs (C), Tri-City Dock (D), Camp Sky-Wa-Mo (E), Bristol Waterworks (F), Jacobs Creek Job Corps (G), Camp Tom Howard (H), Low Gap Campground (I), Jacobs Creek Recreation Area (J), Bristol Waterworks (K), Tri-City Speedway (L), Little Oak Recreation Area (M), Hall Ridge Dock (N), Gross (O), Lakeside Dock (P), Reservoir Road Area (Q), Sportsman Dock (R), Bristol Water Treatment Plant (S), Candy Creek Dock (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sullivan County include: Friendship Chapel Baptist Church (A), Saint Paul Church (B), Double Springs Baptist Church (C), Fall Creek Church (D), Indian Springs Baptist Church (E), Morrison Chapel United Methodist Church (F), Rock Springs United Methodist Church (G), Springdale Baptist Church (H), Sunnyside Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Strickler Cemetery (1), Horn Cemetery (2), Sunrise Cemetery (3), Sanders Cemetery (4), Taylor Cemetery (5), Seneker Cemetery (6), Isley Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Camp Tom Howard Lake (A), Underwood Park Lake (B), South Holston Lake (C), Halls Mill Pond (D), Fort Patrick Henry Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lynch Branch (A), Linville Branch (B), Kendrick Creek (C), Morrell Creek (D), Paddys Branch (E), Sinking Branch (F), Stout Branch (G), Straight Branch (H), Sulphur Spring Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sullivan County include: Island Park (1), Cherokee Wildlife Management Area (2), Cherokee Purchase Unit (3), Kettlefoot Wildlife Management Area (4), Observation Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Carter County , Hawkins County , Johnson County , Scott County, Virginia , Washington County , Washington County, Virginia , Bristol city, Virginia .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,970
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,936 (49% naturalized citizens)

Sullivan County:

1.3%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 622
  • 1990 to 1994: 289
  • 1985 to 1989: 156
  • 1980 to 1984: 146
  • 1975 to 1979: 130
  • 1970 to 1974: 75
  • 1970 to 1974: 70
  • 1965 to 1969: 448

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.7%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Sullivan County with a mortgage: 21,319 (2,222 second mortgage, 2,524 home equity loan, 39 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16,814

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sullivan County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61,602206
Mainline Protestant21,58674
Catholic2,2451
Other1,3688
Black Protestant8017
Orthodox1401
None69,081-
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: 20
Sullivan County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 75
Sullivan County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 91
This county:

5.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sullivan County:

13.5%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Sullivan County:

30.2%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.4%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Sullivan County:

Average size of farms: 69 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $15,557
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $197.91
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.52%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 74.54%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $11,960
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.93%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.10%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,608
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.70%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 31.10
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.30%
Corn for grain: 588 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 67 harvested acres
Vegetables: 76 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 29 acres

Tornado activity:

Sullivan County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 42555031.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 12 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/1/1977, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sullivan County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 144.1 miles away from Sullivan County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 101.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 48.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 52.9 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 184.0 miles away from Sullivan County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 138.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Sullivan County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

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 (%):

  • Germany (11%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • United Kingdom (11%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • India (6%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)

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

  • United States or American (32%)
  • English (15%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (11%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Sullivan County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 57,792 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 6,382 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 80 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 7 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 24 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 48 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 22 (0%)
  • Walked: 813 (1%)
  • Other means: 327 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,600 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 1,133 people in nursing homes
  • 461 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 445 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 372 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 211 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 38 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 23 people in halfway houses
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 6 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

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

  • 961 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 575 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 386 people in college/university student housing
  • 211 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 132 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 117 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 109 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 64 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 52 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 3 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,560.

5.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,775 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($433 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

0.03%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

2.63% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($14,345 average AGI)
2.88% relocated from other states ($19,998 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

2.88%
Tennessee average:

3.16%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washington County, TN  1.00% ($32,121 average AGI)
from Hawkins County, TN  0.66% ($27,995)
from Bristol city, VA  0.37% ($25,958)
from Washington County, VA  0.30% ($36,197)
from Carter County, TN  0.24% ($30,135)
from Scott County, VA  0.19% ($32,537)
from Knox County, TN  0.13% ($32,000)


5.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($149 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

2.57% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($14,591 average AGI)
2.62% relocated to other states ($18,426 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

2.62%
Tennessee average:

2.90%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washington County, TN  1.06% ($32,307 average AGI)
to Hawkins County, TN  0.55% ($29,715)
to Bristol city, VA  0.34% ($20,985)
to Carter County, TN  0.24% ($24,413)
to Washington County, VA  0.24% ($31,348)
to Knox County, TN  0.16% ($28,207)
to Scott County, VA  0.12% ($30,971)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Sullivan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Sullivan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sullivan County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 31,077 (25,153 aged, 5,924 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.97
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 24778.69
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 601.320
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 91953.34

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 997.280
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1168.840
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.86

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 56.43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 110.010

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.1
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 30.9. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 144.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 97.5
  • Poisoning - 24.4
  • Other - 22.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 154,192

Size of family households: 22,232 2-persons, 10,541 3-persons, 7,346 4-persons, 2,837 5-persons, 943 6-persons, 470 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 19,065 1-person, 2,509 2-persons, 246 3-persons, 71 4-persons, 26 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

23,517 married couples with children.
6,678 single-parent households (1,429 men, 5,249 women).

97.7% of residents of Sullivan County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,014,422,000 ($6652 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $110,088,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $488,547,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $209,163,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,203,000
Federal grants: $191,200,000
Federal procurement contracts: $87,021,000 ($79,025,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $36,288,000 ($10,153,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $365,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $29,004,000
Federal Government insurance: $46,205,000

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

Births: 8,637
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 9,634
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +533
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +284
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sullivan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 25.48 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 757
  • 2000 to 2004: 8,867
  • 1990 to 1999: 8,716
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,637
  • 1970 to 1979: 12,512
  • 1960 to 1969: 9,949
  • 1950 to 1959: 10,895
  • 1940 to 1949: 7,350
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,011
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sullivan County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 179
  • 3 rooms: 664
  • 4 rooms: 5,098
  • 5 rooms: 11,875
  • 6 rooms: 11,512
  • 7 rooms: 8,184
  • 8 rooms: 5,298
  • 9+ rooms: 5,327
  • 1 room: 221
  • 2 rooms: 943
  • 3 rooms: 2,313
  • 4 rooms: 4,777
  • 5 rooms: 3,672
  • 6 rooms: 1,948
  • 7 rooms: 858
  • 8 rooms: 378
  • 9+ rooms: 293
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sullivan County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 731
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,972
  • 3 bedrooms: 26,555
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,156
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,715
  • no bedroom: 304
  • 1 bedroom: 3,186
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,088
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,987
  • 4 bedrooms: 693
  • 5+ bedrooms: 145
Cars and other vehicles available in Sullivan County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2,201
  • 1 vehicle: 11,350
  • 2 vehicles: 21,647
  • 3 vehicles: 9,379
  • 4 vehicles: 2,742
  • 5+ vehicles: 834
  • no vehicle: 2,452
  • 1 vehicle: 6,873
  • 2 vehicles: 4,692
  • 3 vehicles: 1,099
  • 4 vehicles: 222
  • 5+ vehicles: 65

61% of Sullivan County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Tennessee.

Sullivan County:

60.5%
State average:

54.7%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $72,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sullivan County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (77.1%)
  • Utility gas (13.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.1%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • Electricity (79.7%)
  • Utility gas (11.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.9%)
  • Wood (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 910
Here:

5.8%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 492
Here:

6.4%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,006
Here:

23.9%
Tennessee:

22.8%

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:

  • Construction - Sewerage: $2,017,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,932,000
    Police Protection: $902,000
    General - Other: $590,000
    Regular Highways: $469,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $450,000
    General Public Buildings: $18,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $87,125,000
    Health - Other: $9,441,000
    Regular Highways: $7,517,000
    Police Protection: $7,214,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,526,000
    Financial Administration: $4,618,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,803,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,797,000
    General - Other: $2,713,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,571,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,441,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,033,000
    Libraries: $597,000
    Parks and Recreation: $585,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,367,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $18,849,000
    Parks and Recreation: $62,000
    Libraries: $30,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $1,100,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $829,000
    General - Other: $530,000
    Police Protection: $471,000
    Solid Waste Management: $284,000
    General Public Building: $38,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $74,825,000

Sullivan County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $12,156,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $4,185,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,447,000
    Solid Waste Management: $825,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $470,000
    Parks and Recreation: $269,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $19,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $242,000
    All Other: $141,000
    Highways: $10,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $645,000
    General Local Government Support: $588,000
    Education: $81,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,374,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,421,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $562,000
    Sale of Property: $60,000
    Rents: $42,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $46,005,000
    All Other: $6,827,000
    Highways: $3,291,000
    Health and Hospitals: $875,000
    General Local Government Support: $740,000
  • Tax - Property: $50,669,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $33,876,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,652,000
    Other Selective Sales: $714,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $455,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $340,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $325,000
    Severance: $257,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $174,000
    Other License: $108,000

Sullivan County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $61,285,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $60,285,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,508,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $53,730,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,603,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,825,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,000,000

Sullivan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $472,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $37,381,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $61,992,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Sullivan County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 36 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED480$121,498760$137,2012,772$135,183223$50,82513$409,769256$102,85974$48,730
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED30$101,96744$134,682224$142,31720$59,3001$265,00012$83,16712$38,833
APPLICATIONS DENIED94$105,011183$102,459934$126,938104$34,56710$311,80067$83,41864$61,641
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN60$117,56778$131,218545$128,96720$56,1000$013$118,92313$61,923
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS16$100,81314$182,571195$135,73325$73,2000$05$133,0006$50,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 36 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED118$169,78895$147,2214$167,2500$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$165,62530$151,4670$01$73,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$123,16717$135,7651$67,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$197,27310$138,1000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$185,0003$166,6670$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Sullivan County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,56671.4 years
William1,32773.9 years
Mary1,30479.0 years
John1,12174.4 years
Robert86372.2 years
Charles79072.7 years
George54174.3 years
Margaret43379.8 years
Paul36971.1 years
Helen35475.9 years
Most common last names in Sullivan County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith73575.2 years
Jones51373.8 years
Johnson39373.7 years
Williams33973.5 years
Taylor32875.0 years
Miller31175.9 years
Cox26474.5 years
Davis25874.8 years
Brown25775.5 years
Carter24974.6 years
Businesses in Sullivan County, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts7Little Caesars Pizza4
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's4
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's3
Applebee's2Marriott1
Arby's8MasterBrand Cabinets9
AutoZone4Maurices1
BMW1Mazda1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's12
Blockbuster1New Balance2
Budget Car Rental1Nike10
Burger King9Nissan2
CVS9Office Depot1
Chevrolet3Old Navy1
Chick-Fil-A1Olive Garden1
Comfort Inn2Panera Bread1
Comfort Suites1Papa John's Pizza3
Cracker Barrel1Payless1
Curves4Penske4
Dairy Queen1PetSmart1
Days Inn3Pier 1 Imports1
Deb1Pizza Hut7
Domino's Pizza5Quality1
DressBarn1RadioShack1
Dressbarn1Red Roof Inn1
Dunkin Donuts1Rue211
FedEx22SONIC Drive-In5
Ford2Sears4
GNC1Shoe Carnival1
GameStop3Sleep Inn1
Goodwill3Spencer Gifts1
H&R Block8Sprint Nextel3
Hardee's7Starbucks2
Hilton2Subaru2
Hobby Lobby1Subway18
Holiday Inn1Super 83
Home Depot1T-Mobile5
Honda2T.J.Maxx1
Hyundai1Taco Bell6
IHOP1Target1
JCPenney1Toyota2
Jones New York6Travelodge1
Justice1U-Haul11
KFC5UPS25
Kincaid2Verizon Wireless1
Kmart2Victoria's Secret1
Kohl's1Volkswagen2
Kroger2Waffle House2
La Quinta1Walgreens12
La-Z-Boy2Walmart4
Lane Bryant1Wendy's4
Lane Furniture4YMCA2

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