Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Sullivan County, IN

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A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population18,99321,73621,68921,47520,690
Change Since 1990 2,7432,6962,4821,697
Pct. Change Since 1990 14.4%14.2%13.1%8.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2017 to 2018
Net Domestic Migration6
International Migration-2
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-13
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,0435.0%
School Age (5 to 17)2,93614.2%
College Age (18 to 24)1,7098.3%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,69127.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,59327.0%
Older (65 plus)3,71818.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone710.3%
Asian Alone560.3%
Black Alone9894.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone20.0%
White Alone19,27393.2%
Two or More Race Groups2991.4%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino20,31998.2%
Hispanic or Latino3711.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households7,601100.0%
  Family Households5,28669.5%
    Married with Children1,38918.3%
    Married without Children2,50032.9%
    Single Parents77810.2%
  Non-family Households2,31530.5%
    Living Alone2,01026.4%
Average Household Size2.72
Average Family Household Size3.92
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200021,7362,74314.4%
April 201021,475-261-1.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections21,47521,27021,01120,74220,429
Change Since 2010 -205-464-733-1,046
Pct. Change Since 2010 -1.0%-2.2%-3.4%-4.9%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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