Sussex County, DE

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2022 Population
240,668
2.83% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tom Carper
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Coons
Democratic Party
US Representative
Lisa Blunt Rochester
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
51.3
1.18% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.6%
3.85% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$75,406
9.46% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$324,400
13.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
103,861
2.49% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sussex County, DE had a population of 241k people with a median age of 51.3 and a median household income of $75,406. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sussex County, DE grew from 234,045 to 240,668, a 2.83% increase and its median household income grew from $68,886 to $75,406, a 9.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sussex County, DE are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.7%), White (Hispanic) (3.64%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.33%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.76%).

None of the households in Sussex County, DE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96% of the residents in Sussex County, DE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sussex County, DE are Delaware Learning Institute of Cosmetology (87 degrees awarded in 2022) and Margaret H Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Medical Center (30 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Sussex County, DE was $324,400, and the homeownership rate was 81.4%.

Most people in Sussex County, DE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Sussex County, DE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sussex County, DE is home to a population of 241k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.45% of Sussex County, DE residents were born outside of the country (17.9k people).

In 2022, there were 6.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (179k people) in Sussex County, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.76k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96%
2022 Citizenship
96.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96% of Sussex County, DE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sussex County, DE was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sussex County, DE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    179k ± 527
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    25.8k ± 698
  3. White (Hispanic)
    8.76k ± 1.27k
9.49%
Hispanic Population
22.8k people

In 2022, there were 6.93 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (179k people) in Sussex County, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 8.76k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.49% of the people in Sussex County, DE are hispanic (22.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Sussex County, DE as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    13,667 ± 2,850 people
  2. India
    10,737 ± 2,530 people
  3. Guatemala
    6,256 ± 1,936 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Delaware was Mexico, the natal country of 13,667 Delaware residents, followed by India with 10,737 and Guatemala with 6,256.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.45%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
17.9k people
7.41%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
17.3k people

As of 2022, 7.45% of Sussex County, DE residents (17.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sussex County, DE was 7.41%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,616 ± 642
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,195 ± 312
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,501 ± 277

Sussex County, DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sussex County, DE employs 104k people. The largest industries in Sussex County, DE are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,243 people), Retail Trade (13,227 people), and Construction (10,358 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,136), Finance & Insurance ($70,128), and Information ($69,393).

Males in Delaware have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,027. The income inequality in Delaware (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

104k
2022 Value
± 2,547
2.49%
1 Year growth
± 3.41%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sussex County, DE grew at a rate of 2.49%, from 101k employees to 104k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sussex County, DE, are Sales & Related Occupations (11,546 people), Management Occupations (11,162 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,065 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sussex County, DE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

104k
2022 Value
± 2,547
2.49%
1 Year growth
± 3.41%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sussex County, DE grew at a rate of 2.49%, from 101k employees to 104k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sussex County, DE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,243 people), Retail Trade (13,227 people), and Construction (10,358 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sussex County, DE, though some of these residents may live in Sussex County, DE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,727
Median earning men ± $1,255
$35,380
Median earning women ± $1,356

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($85,735), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,938), and Public Administration ($70,885).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($48,765), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,253), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($45,841).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.43%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 472k people employed in Delaware. This represents a 2.43% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Delaware.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,853
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,399
    Retail Trade
  3. 1,162
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sussex County, DE went to Donald J. Trump with 55.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.775%).

Tom Carper and Chris Coons are the senators currently representing the state of Delaware. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Sussex County, DE is currently represented by Lisa Blunt Rochester in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Delaware

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Tom Carper
Senator from Delaware1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Chris Coons
Senator from Delaware2
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Ted Kaufman, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Joe Biden, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Tom Carper and Chris Coons are the senators currently representing Delaware.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Sussex County, DE

Lisa Blunt Rochester
Delaware at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Sussex County, DE is currently represented by Lisa Blunt Rochester (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Sussex County, DE have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Sussex County, DE awarded 117 degrees. The student population of Sussex County, DE in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4 male students and 129 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sussex County, DE are White (76 and 65%), followed by Black or African American (17 and 14.5%), Hispanic or Latino (12 and 10.3%), and Two or More Races (11 and 9.4%).

The largest universities in Sussex County, DE by number of degrees awarded are Delaware Learning Institute of Cosmetology (87 and 74.4%) and Margaret H Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Medical Center (30 and 25.6%).

The most popular majors in Sussex County, DE are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (51 and 43.6%), Registered Nursing (30 and 25.6%), and General Cosmetology (20 and 17.1%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 133 students enrolled in Sussex County, DE, 3.01% men and 97% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 88 records, of which 97.7% were women and 2.27% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 30 degrees awarded
  2. 20 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Sussex County, DE was Registered Nursing with 30 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Sussex County, DE according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 87 degrees awarded
  2. 30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Delaware Learning Institute of Cosmetology with 87 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 6 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sussex County, DE, which is 0.0541 times less than the 111 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 76 degrees mean that there were 4.47 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 17 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, less-than 2-year ($6,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, less-than 2-year ($2,200) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.491% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.598% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (239k), Some college (164k), and Bachelors Degree (147k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sussex County, DE was $324,400 in 2022, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $285,100 to $324,400, a 13.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Sussex County, DE is 81.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sussex County, DE have an average commute time of 27.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sussex County, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sussex County, DE is $75,406. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sussex County, DE was Census Tract 511.01 with a value of $152,414, followed by Census Tract 512.02 and Census Tract 511.02, with respective values of $139,375 and $112,500.

In 2022, 14.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sussex County, DE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.61%.

Property

$324,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,785
$81,325
Median Property Taxes
±$2,085

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sussex County, DE the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Sussex County, DE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

81.4%
Homeownership
2022
69.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.4% of the housing units in Sussex County, DE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 511.01
  2. Census Tract 512.02
  3. Census Tract 511.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sussex County, DE was Census Tract 511.01 with a value of $152,414, followed by Census Tract 512.02 and Census Tract 511.02, with respective values of $139,375 and $112,500.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Sussex County, DE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$75,406
Median Household Income
± $1,681
99.9k
Number of Households
± 2,329

In 2022, the median household income of the 99.9k households in Sussex County, DE grew to $75,406 from the previous year's value of $68,886.

The following chart displays the households in Sussex County, DE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sussex County, DE is from Delaware.
0.457
2022 Wage GINI in Delaware
0.465
2021 Wage GINI in Delaware

In 2022, the income inequality in Delaware was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.73% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Delaware was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Delaware in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.5%)
  3. Carpooled (7.72%)

In 2022, 78.8% of workers in Sussex County, DE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.5%) and those who carpooled to work (7.72%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sussex County, DE have a longer commute time (27.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.38% of the workforce in Sussex County, DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sussex County, DE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sussex County, DE have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Sussex County, DE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.61%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sussex County, DE (27.6k out of 237k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sussex County, DE is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 17.4% of the children was living in poverty in Sussex County, DE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 406 in Sussex County, DE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 127 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.1% of the population of Sussex County, DE has health coverage, with 37.1% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 21.9% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 1.04% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sussex County, DE see 1697 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.08% increase from the previous year (1615 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4393 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 488 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,697 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sussex County, DE

Primary care physicians in Sussex County, DE see an average of 1,697 patients per year. This represents a 5.08% increase from the previous year (1,615 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sussex County, DE in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.3% under 18 years, 14.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 29% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.89%
Uninsured
37.1%
Employer Coverage
18.1%
Medicaid
21.9%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
1.04%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sussex County, DE grew by 8.01% from 6.38% to 6.89%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 41.9 in Sussex County, DE.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.3% in Sussex County, DE.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.4% in Sussex County, DE.

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