Sussex East PUMA, DE

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2022 Population
121,063
48.3% 1-year decline
US Senator
Tom Carper
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Coons
Democratic Party
US Representative
Lisa Blunt Rochester
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
59.9
18.1% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.24%
31.8% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$84,819
23.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$405,300
42.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
49,640
47.9% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Sussex East PUMA, DE had a population of 121k people with a median age of 59.9 and a median household income of $84,819. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sussex East PUMA, DE declined from 234,045 to 121,063, a −48.3% decrease and its median household income grew from $68,886 to $84,819, a 23.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sussex East PUMA, DE are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.54%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.67%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.71%), and White (Hispanic) (1.66%).

6.75% of the households in Sussex East PUMA, 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.

97.9% of the residents in Sussex East PUMA, DE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sussex East PUMA, 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 East PUMA, DE was $405,300, and the homeownership rate was 87.7%.

Most people in Sussex East PUMA, DE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Sussex East PUMA, DE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sussex East PUMA, DE is home to a population of 121k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.04% of Sussex East PUMA, DE residents were born outside of the country (6.1k people).

In 2022, there were 18.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Sussex East PUMA, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.23k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Sussex East PUMA, DE are Spanish (4,307 households), French (Incl. Cajun) (343 households), and Italian (304 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
63,153
Women
51.8%
58,661
Men
48.2%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 121,814 inhabitants, with 48.2% men, and 51.8% women.

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Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
96.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Sussex East PUMA, DE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sussex East PUMA, DE was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sussex East PUMA, DE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    104k ± 1.95k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.5k ± 691
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.23k ± 534
4.72%
Hispanic Population
5.71k people

In 2022, there were 18.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (104k people) in Sussex East PUMA, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.23k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.72% of the people in Sussex East PUMA, DE are hispanic (5.71k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Guatemala
    1,543 ± 958 people
  2. Mexico
    1,010 ± 777 people
  3. Haiti
    963 ± 759 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Sussex East PUMA, DE was Guatemala, the natal country of 1,543 Sussex East PUMA, DE residents, followed by Mexico with 1,010 and Haiti with 963.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.04%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.1k people
7.41%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
17.3k people

As of 2022, 5.04% of Sussex East PUMA, DE residents (6.1k 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 East PUMA, DE was 7.41%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,307 households (3.68%)
  2. French (Incl. Cajun)
    343 households (0.293%)
  3. Italian
    304 households (0.259%)

6.75% of the households in Sussex East PUMA, DE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Sussex East PUMA, DE was Spanish. 3.68% of the households in Sussex East PUMA, DE reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,633 ± 546
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,070 ± 215
  3. Korea
    1,046 ± 312

Sussex East PUMA, DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sussex East PUMA, DE employs 49.6k people. The largest industries in Sussex East PUMA, DE are Construction (4,127 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,660 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,461 people), and the highest paying industries are Legal services ($195,391), Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($195,338), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($165,087).

Males in Sussex East PUMA, DE have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,161. The income inequality in Sussex East PUMA, DE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
45,792
Women
48.3%
48,978
Men
51.7%

The workforce of Sussex East PUMA, DE in 2020 was 94,770 people, with 48.3% woman, and 51.7% men.

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Occupations

49.6k
2022 Value
−47.9%
1 Year decline
± −47.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sussex East PUMA, DE declined at a rate of −47.9%, from 95.3k employees to 49.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sussex East PUMA, DE, are Registered nurses (1,532 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,484 people), and Retail salespersons (1,377 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sussex East PUMA, DE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

49.6k
2022 Value
−47.9%
1 Year decline
± −47.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sussex East PUMA, DE declined at a rate of −47.9%, from 95.3k employees to 49.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sussex East PUMA, DE, are Construction (4,127 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,660 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,461 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sussex East PUMA, DE, though some of these residents may live in Sussex East PUMA, 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

$52,449
Median earning men ± $3,071
$38,785
Median earning women ± $2,871

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($113,295), Information ($106,306), and Wholesale Trade ($86,688).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($64,625), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,205), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($48,503).

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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%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Delaware went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.991%).

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 East PUMA, 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 East PUMA, DE

Lisa Blunt Rochester
Delaware at-large Representative
Democratic Party

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

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Education

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

Most students graduating from Universities in Sussex East PUMA, 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 East PUMA, 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 East PUMA, 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 East PUMA, 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 East PUMA, DE was Registered Nursing with 30 degrees awarded.

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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 East PUMA, 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

Measure

In 2022, 0.356% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.51% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Sussex East PUMA, DE in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (29.8k), Some college (19.5k), and Bachelors Degree (19.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sussex East PUMA, DE was $405,300 in 2022, which is 1.44 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $285,100 to $405,300, a 42.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Sussex East PUMA, DE is 87.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sussex East PUMA, DE have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sussex East PUMA, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Sussex East PUMA, DE is $84,819. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Sussex East PUMA, DE was South Glasgow/Middletown PUMA, DE with a value of $118,815, followed by Brandywine/Piedmont PUMA, DE and Sussex East PUMA, DE, with respective values of $110,786 and $84,819.

Property

$405,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,029
$48,729
Median Property Taxes
±$1,572

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 East PUMA, DE the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

87.7%
Homeownership
2022
69.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 87.7% of the housing units in Sussex East PUMA, 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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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sussex East PUMA, DE was South Glasgow/Middletown PUMA, DE with a value of $118,815, followed by Brandywine/Piedmont PUMA, DE and Sussex East PUMA, DE, with respective values of $110,786 and $84,819.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$84,819
Median Household Income
± $3,209
55.6k
Number of Households
± 1,716

In 2022, the median household income of the 55.6k households in Sussex East PUMA, DE grew to $84,819 from the previous year's value of $68,886.

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Wage Distribution

0.5
2022 Wage GINI in Sussex East PUMA, DE
0.473
2021 Wage GINI in Sussex East PUMA, DE

In 2022, the income inequality in Sussex East PUMA, DE was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 5.63% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Sussex East PUMA, DE was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Sussex East PUMA, DE in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.1%)
  3. Carpooled (6.68%)

In 2022, 76.2% of workers in Sussex East PUMA, DE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.1%) and those who carpooled to work (6.68%).

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Commute Time

26.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sussex East PUMA, DE have a longer commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.81% of the workforce in Sussex East PUMA, DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

8.24% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sussex East PUMA, DE (9.94k out of 121k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sussex East PUMA, DE is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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Health

95.3% of the population of Sussex East PUMA, DE has health coverage, with 35.7% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 28.9% on Medicare, 17.7% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Delaware see 1323 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.825% decrease from the previous year (1334 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2188 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 338 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,323 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Delaware

Primary care physicians in Delaware see an average of 1,323 patients per year. This represents a 0.825% decrease from the previous year (1,334 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 13.4% under 18 years, 11.5% between 18 and 34 years, 36.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 39% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.66%
Uninsured
35.7%
Employer Coverage
11.8%
Medicaid
28.9%
Medicare
17.7%
Non-Group
1.24%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sussex East PUMA, DE declined by 26.9% from 6.38% to 4.66%.

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