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

The community of Blountville is the Seat for Sullivan County.

Sullivan County was founded in 1779 and was created by taking area from WashingtonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Sullivan had a population of 154,552 people. This is an increase of 0.98% since the last Census (which gave a population of 153,048 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Sullivan represented 2.69% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 6th most populous county (out of 95 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010156,823+2.47%+1.47% since 2009
2009154,552+0.98%+0.33% since 2008
2008154,039+0.65%+0.35% since 2007
2007153,500+0.3% 
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2000153,048The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Kingsport   44,75844,9050.33% decrease  
Bristol   25,82124,8214.03% increase  
Bluff City   1,6811,5597.83% increase  

Websites for Sullivan County

Official Website:   www.sullivancounty.org/

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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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