Sullivan, Illinois

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Sullivan, Illinois

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Sullivan strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Short Commute Times
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Top 16% Sullivan Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Sullivan, Illinois

Comparing Sullivan to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 5
Age of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Racial Diversity 2 3
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 7
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
Median Family Income 6 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Housing Recently Built 4 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4

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Sullivan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles SE of Decatur, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 112 miles NE of St. Louis, Missouri
County Moultrie
Standard Zip Codes 61951
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.599
Longitude -88.607

Sullivan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
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Sullivan Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,326 100%
Male 1,980 45.8%
Female 2,346 54.2%
Under 18 987 22.8%
18+ 3,339 77.2%
65+ 939 21.7%
Median Age 40.3
Average Family Size 2.84
White 4,269 98.7%
African-American 13 0.3%
Asian 7 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.1%
Other 4 0.1%
Mixed Race 28 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 0.4%

Estimated Sullivan Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,323
Growth -3
Growth % -0.1%

Sullivan Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 37.3%
German 23.6%
Irish 12.3%
English 8.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.6%
Italian 2.2%
Dutch 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Polish 1.3%
Norwegian 0.9%
Scottish 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Welsh 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sullivan 4,326 $41,894
Allenville 154 $48,750
Arthur 2,203 $47,827
Bethany 1,287 $44,276
Findlay 723 $39,375
Lovington 1,222 $41,544
Windsor 1,125 $40,250

Sullivan Public Libraries

Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library
Sullivan, Illinois
(217) 728-7221

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Sullivan High Schools (2004)

Serves 347 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

Sullivan Colleges

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1. Exeter, Pennsylvania 88.9   30.1% 20.9% 13.4% 21 $40,050 5.6% 1.3% 5,955 8.6% 74.6 0.2% 9.7
2. Lebanon, Missouri 74.5   32.8% 17.9% 12.4% 15 $36,509 7.5% 4% 12,155 15.2% 63.1 0.3% 5.9
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