Sussex County DE Information


Sussex County Subdivisions

Sussex County DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 220,135
Population in Households 217,320
Population in Familes 172,863
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,815
Population Density1 235
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 87,116
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 58,553
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 136,636 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 67,155 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,961 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 49,520 (36.2%)
Median Home Value $257,178
Average Home Value $318,873


Median Household Income $52,939
Average Household Income $72,296
Per Capita Income $28,899
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.78% 1.98%
Households 1.5% 1.86%
Families 1.39% 1.79%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Sussex County DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sussex County to the other 3 counties and county equivalents in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 2 67th
Population Density1 # 3 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 3 33rd
Median Household Income # 3 33rd
Per Capita Income # 2 67th

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