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Sullivan, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Sullivan had a population of 4,561 as of July 1, 2015. Sullivan ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sullivan is located at latitude 39.5957 and longitude -88.6088 in Moultrie County. 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. Moultrie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 673 feet.

The City of Sullivan (GNIS ID: 2395997) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Sullivan is located within Township of Sullivan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Moultrie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sullivan population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Sullivan, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 4,561
Population in Households 4,363
Population in Familes 3,335
Population in Group Qrtrs 198
Population Density1 1,707
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 1,966
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 1,186
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,184 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,317 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 649 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 218 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $71,271
Average Home Value $77,318


Median Household Income $41,077
Average Household Income $52,823
Per Capita Income $22,801
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.32%
Households 0.62% 0.34%
Families 0.56% 0.23%
Median Household Income   2.88%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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, 2015 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 # 389 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 1082 22nd
Median Household Income # 1105 19th
Per Capita Income # 947 31st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.