Sussex County DE Information


Sussex County Subdivisions

Sussex County DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 226,778
Daytime Population: Workers 94,652
Daytime Population: Residents 120,956
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 215,608
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 223,966
Population in Familes 178,123
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,812
Population Density2 242
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $55,196
Average Household Income $74,041
Per Capita Income $30,079


Total Housing Units 139,694 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70,058 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,213 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 48,423 (34.7%)
Median Home Value $265,649
Average Home Value $323,335


Total Households 91,271
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 61,370
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.95% 1.87%
Households 1.95% 1.87%
Families 1.86% 1.8%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.56%


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, 2017 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 Density # 3 33rd
Diversity Index # 3 33rd
Median Household Income # 3 33rd
Per Capita Income # 2 67th

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