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Sully, Iowa
Location of Sully, Iowa
Location of Sully, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Jasper
Area
 • Total 0.58 sq mi (1.51 km2)
 • Land 0.58 sq mi (1.51 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
919 ft (280 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 881
 • Density 1,513.75/sq mi (584.06/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
50251
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-76035
GNIS feature ID 0462071

Sully is a city located in Jasper County, Iowa, United States, named after railroad man Alfred Sully. The population was 881 at the time of the 2020 census.

History

Sully was platted in 1882. The community was incorporated in 1901.

Attractions

Van Wijk Winery

The City of Sully is home to the Van Wijk Winery, which has been producing twenty varieties of Iowa wine since 2009.

Coffee Cup Cafe

The Coffee Cup Cafe started in 1970 with old fashioned cooking with great recipes from the community. It is said that they take pride in their "made from scratch" cooking, which includes pies that are well known throughout Iowa.

Jasper County Freedom Rock

Freedom Rock painter Raymond “Bubba” Sorensen II of Greenfield finished the Jasper County Freedom Rock in 2014, the 17th of the 99 county rocks in the Freedom Rock Tour he is painting in Iowa. The Jasper County Freedom Rock includes the east side sketch based on Sgt. William Jasper rallying the troops at Fort Sullivan, S.C., and is located on the East side of the Sully square.

Geography

Sully is located at 41°34′43″N 92°50′44″W / 41.57861°N 92.84556°W / 41.57861; -92.84556 (41.578638, -92.845441).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2), all of it land.

The community is south of Interstate 80.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 282 —    
1920 393 +39.4%
1930 362 −7.9%
1940 402 +11.0%
1950 452 +12.4%
1960 508 +12.4%
1970 685 +34.8%
1980 828 +20.9%
1990 841 +1.6%
2000 904 +7.5%
2010 821 −9.2%
2020 881 +7.3%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 821 people, 334 households, and 257 families living in the city. The population density was 1,415.5 inhabitants per square mile (546.5/km2). There were 358 housing units at an average density of 617.2 per square mile (238.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.6% White, 0.2% African American, and 0.1% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 334 households, of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.9% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.1% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 45.1 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.1% were from 25 to 44; 29.9% were from 45 to 64; and 20.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

Economy

Larger employers within this community are:

  • Co-Line Welding, Inc.
  • Janco Industries, Inc.

Education

  • Sully is served by the Lynnville–Sully Community School District. It was Founded: 1956-57 (consolidation of Lynnville and Sully), and consists of two elementary schools 1) Lynnville-Sully Community School (K-8) and 2) Sully Christian Grade School (K-8), a middle school (6-8), and a high school (9-12).
  • Sully is also served by two preschools: 1) Inspirations Child Care and Preschool Center, and 2) The Diamond Trail Children's Center.
  • The Sully Community Library is located in the Community Center.

Infrastructure

Highways

Iowa Highway CR T22 south runs from US Interstate 80 and crosses CR F62 east through Sully.

Air Service

The Sully Municipal Airport is a general aviation airport with a runway length of 2300 turf feet and is classified as a Category A airport. Approximately 500 operations (take offs and landings) take place at the Sully Municipal Airport in one year. Activities include flight instruction and visiting aircraft.

Internet

The Sully Telephone Association was organized in 1903 and incorporated on May 4, 1904. Locally-owned by shareholder-members of its community, Sully Telephone Association serves the town of Sully, Iowa and surrounding areas. HyperLoop Total Fiber-Optic Network speeds range from 25 Mbps to faster Gigabit service for busy families, farms, and businesses.

Railroad

Sully no longer has railroad service. At one time, it served as a depot point for a branch line of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railroad.

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