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Sullivan, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Sullivan is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Moultrie County at latitude 39.5957 and longitude -88.6088. Moultrie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 673 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Sullivan, but most people and references simply refer to it as Sullivan, Illinois.

The P1 Census Class Code for Sullivan indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Sullivan (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.74 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Sullivan, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,518
Population in Households 4,320
Population in Familes 3,299
Population in Group Qrtrs 198
Population Density1 1,691
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 1,946
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,176
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,312 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 634 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 232 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $71,370
Average Home Value $77,096


Median Household Income $40,648
Average Household Income $52,617
Per Capita Income $22,696
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.41% 0.21%
Households 0.53% 0.26%
Families 0.49% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Sullivan, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sullivan to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 352 74th
Population Density1 # 395 71st
Diversity Index2 # 1090 20th
Median Household Income # 1129 17th
Per Capita Income # 903 34th

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