Sullivan is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 4,494 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sullivan is the 352nd largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sullivan is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sullivan is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sullivan who work in office and administrative support (12.36%), sales jobs (9.15%), and personal care services (7.38%).
One of the benefits of Sullivan is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.01 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, Sullivan doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Sullivan are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.97% of adults in Sullivan have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Sullivan in 2010 was $24,171, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,684 for a family of four. However, Sullivan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Sullivan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sullivan residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Sullivan include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Sullivan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.