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Time Zone: Sullivan County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Laporte is the Seat for Sullivan County.

Sullivan County was founded March 15, 1847 and was created by taking area from LycomingCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Sullivan had a population of 6,140 people. This is a decrease of 6.35% since the last Census (which gave a population of 6,556 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Sullivan represented 0.05% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 65th most populous county (out of 67 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20106,428-1.95%+4.69% since 2009
20096,140-6.35%-0.18% since 2008
20086,151-6.18%-1.51% since 2007
20006,556The Last Census

More information can be found on the Sullivan County Census Page for Sullivan County.


Below are some of the communities located in Sullivan County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Sullivan County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Dushore   57566313.27% decrease  
Laporte   2642908.97% decrease  
Eagles Mere   1421537.19% decrease  
Forksville   13114710.88% decrease  

Websites for Sullivan County

Official Website:   www.sullivancounty-pa.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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