Sullivan City

Sullivan City is off U.S. Highway 83 and Farm Road 886 a mile east of the Starr county line in extreme southwestern Hidalgo County. The site, part of Ed W. Sullivan's ranch, became a loading station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1927. The community had a population of 250, a post office, and fifteen businesses by 1930. By 1947 Sullivan City had nine businesses and a population of 250. During the 1950s the population remained constant at 250, but the number of businesses increased to twenty. In 1974 the population was 350. In 1990 Sullivan City had an estimated population of 2,371 and no businesses. A colonia called Rodriguez developed outside Sullivan City, and by 1986 it had grown to a population of 1,013 and 225 dwellings. In 2000 the population was 3,998.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Currently Exists

Yes

Place type

Sullivan City is classified as a Town

Locations

  • Latitude
    26.27528910
    Longitude
    -98.56441800

Has Post Office

Yes

Is Incorporated

Yes

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Population Counts

Sullivan City
Pop. Year Source
4,282 2019 Texas Demographic Center
4,002 2010 Texas Demographic Center
3,998 2000 Texas Demographic Center
2,371 1990 Texas Demographic Center