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Census Data for West Sullivan ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2019 and it gave West Sullivan a population of 113 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave West Sullivan a population of 119 people.

The village of West Sullivan is located in Crawford County. The 2010 Census gave Crawford County; a population of 24,696 people. This means that West Sullivan had 0.48% of the county's total population, making it Crawford's 5th most populous community.

At the same time, Missouri had a population of 5,988,927 people.

Area ...

The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for West Sullivan has a total area of 0.36 square miles [0.9 km²].

Crawford County has a land area of 742 square miles [1,923.1 km²]. At 0.36 square miles [0.9 km²], West Sullivan has 0.05% of the county's total land area.

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    • When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a village like West Sullivan, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the village.
    • Things like population, area and housing for West Sullivan reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of West Sullivan might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
    • Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
    • Lat:   38° 11' 31"   (or 38.19°)
    • Lon:   -91° 11' 30"   (or -91.19°)

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Sullivan had 49 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 119 people, this averages 2.43 people per Housing Unit.

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    • The 2010 Census shows West Sullivan had a land area of 0.36 square miles [0.9 km²]. This translates to 135.4 Housing Units per square mile [52.3 housing units/km²].

Crawford County ...

The community of West Sullivan is located in Crawford County<4>.

The county had a population of 24,696 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 119 people, West Sullivan represented 0.48% of the county's total.

In addition, where the village of West Sullivan has a population density of 328.7 people per square mile [126.9 people/km²], Crawford County averages 33.26 people per square mile [12.84 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Crawford County.

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for West Sullivan, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of West Sullivan. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change.

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    • Although we don't have specific information about the shape of the polygon for West Sullivan or how it changed has over time, there is some information that can give us some hints. For example, since the shape of the sampling area is directly related to the shape of the polygon, any change to area probably indicates a new shape for the polygon.
    • If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of West Sullivan, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for West Sullivan.

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    • For the 2010 Censuses, the location was given as:
    • Lat:   38.191991°   (or 38°11'31" N)

      Lon:   -91.191758°   (or -91°11'30" W)

    • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2400145) to West Sullivan. This identifier also marks a GPS point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of West Sullivan. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
    • Lat:   38.193967°   (or 38°11'38" N)
    • Lon:   -91.191264°   (or -91°11'28" W)
    • The GPS location given for the 2010 Census lies 734 feet to the south<5> of the point given by the GNIS for West Sullivan. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for West Sullivan.

Miscellaneous Information for West Sullivan ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Crawford County or the village of West Sullivan:

  • The GNIS Codes ...
    • The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to West Sullivan:
    • GNIS ID for West Sullivan: 2400145
    • GNIS ID for Crawford County: 758482
    • GNIS ID for State of Missouri: 1779791
  • Misc. Census Codes ...
    • West Sullivan is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for West Sullivan.

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The official website for State of Missouri:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.
<3>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).
<4>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Crawford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 168 degrees and a distance of 734 feet.






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