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Sussex County, New Jersey (NJ)

County population in 2019: 140,488 (60% urban, 40% rural); it was 144,166 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 36,490
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,666
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 42,019
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,596 (it was 8,812 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

35%

Land area: 521 sq. mi.

Water area: 14.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 270 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Sussex County: 112.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.9%), Educational, health and social services (12.3%), Manufacturing (10.9%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Sussex County, NJ (2019)
    • 119,80883.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 12,0198.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,9882.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,9382.0%Asian alone
    • 1,9151.3%Two or more races
    • 1120.08%Some other race alone
    • 150.01%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

44.8 years
New Jersey median age:

40.2 years
Males: 69,839  (49.7%)
Females: 70,649  (50.3%)
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Average household size:
Sussex County:

2.0 people
New Jersey:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $101,130 ($65,266 in 1999)
This county:

$101,130
New Jersey:

$85,751

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $1,151 (lower quartile is $909, upper quartile is $1,524)
This county:

$1151
State:

$1228


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $279,600 (it was $157,600 in 2000)
Sussex:

$279,600
New Jersey:

$348,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $207,800 - $370,900

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $308,641
Here:

$308,641
State:

$433,865

Townhouses or other attached units: $228,877
Here:

$228,877
State:

$299,752

In 2-unit structures: $326,357
Here:

$326,357
State:

$377,644

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $171,248
Here:

$171,248
State:

$336,923

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $119,226
Here:

$119,226
State:

$336,746

Mobile homes: $42,781
Here:

$42,781
State:

$77,853

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,169
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $936

Institutionalized population: 1,332
Sussex County, NJ map from a distance

Health of residents in Sussex County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
73.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
50.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
84.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
75.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 155 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 473 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 1998: 552 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 1999: 599 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2000: 719 buildings, average cost: $136,600
  • 2001: 621 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2002: 667 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2003: 547 buildings, average cost: $165,500
  • 2004: 558 buildings, average cost: $160,400
  • 2005: 666 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2006: 551 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2007: 323 buildings, average cost: $199,900
  • 2008: 190 buildings, average cost: $209,900
  • 2009: 163 buildings, average cost: $211,300
  • 2010: 203 buildings, average cost: $205,800
  • 2011: 139 buildings, average cost: $213,100
  • 2012: 164 buildings, average cost: $205,800
  • 2013: 165 buildings, average cost: $208,900
  • 2014: 158 buildings, average cost: $212,100
  • 2015: 133 buildings, average cost: $223,200
  • 2016: 95 buildings, average cost: $236,100
  • 2017: 74 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2018: 88 buildings, average cost: $189,500
  • 2019: 120 buildings, average cost: $182,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Sussex, NJ residents
Average permit cost in Sussex, NJ
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $7,743 (2.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $7,383 (2.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Sussex, NJ in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sussex, NJ in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Sussex, NJ in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.7%
Sussex County:

4.7%
New Jersey:

9.2%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.2% for Black residents, 7.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.5% for American Indian residents, 8.3% for other race residents, 3.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 44.8 years old
(Males: 43.6 years old, Females: 45.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46.9 years old, Black residents: 37.7 years old, American Indian residents: 33.6 years old, Asian residents: 51.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 36.3 years old, Other race residents: 29.9 years old)

Area name: Newark, NJ HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sussex County is $879 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1004 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1202 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Newton, Franklin, Highland Lake, Stanhope, Hamburg, Ogdensburg, Sussex, Vernon Valley.

Sussex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Jasper County, Indiana , La Salle County, Illinois , Summit County, Ohio , Van Wert County, Ohio , Wyandot County, Ohio .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.1%
New Jersey:

9.9%

Unemployment by year in Sussex, NJ
County total employment by year in Sussex, NJ
County average yearly wages by year in Sussex, NJ

Current college students: 6,368
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 38.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 11,060 (78.5% naturalized citizens)

Sussex County:

7.9%
Whole state:

23.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,0972010 or later
  • 2,2892000 to 2009
  • 2,2981990 to 1999
  • 1,3791980 to 1989
  • 1,3741970 to 1979
  • 3,413Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 40.8%

Sussex County marital status for males Sussex County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 50,182
  • One, attached: 3,466
  • Two: 972
  • 3 or 4: 1,373
  • 5 to 9: 1,817
  • 10 to 19: 1,053
  • 20 to 49: 925
  • 50 or more: 943
  • Mobile homes: 1,901

Housing units in Sussex County with a mortgage: 33,239 (678 second mortgage, 4,753 home equity loan, 54 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,869

Here:

71.7% with mortgage
State:

65.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sussex County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic56,40016
Mainline Protestant9,21136
Evangelical Protestant4,36831
Other1,34512
Orthodox3001
Black Protestant1821
None77,459-
Sussex County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 29
Sussex County:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 25
This county:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Sussex County:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 101
This county:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sussex County:

7.8%
New Jersey:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Sussex County:

23.7%
State:

23.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

18.0%

Agriculture in Sussex County:

Average size of farms: 73 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $14,340
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $290.80
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 24.92%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 45.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,914
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 36.79%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.04%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,611
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.09%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.04
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 32.02%
Corn for grain: 1480 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 122 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 103 harvested acres
Vegetables: 870 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 410 acres

Earthquake activity:

Sussex County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Jersey state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 281.3 miles away from Sussex County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 198.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 241.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 239.2 miles away from Sussex County center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Jersey Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4488-NJ: March 25, 2020, FEMA Id: 4488, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3354: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3354, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4086: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4086, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4048: November 30, 2011, FEMA Id: 4048, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • New Jersey Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 28, 2011 to October 06, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4039: October 14, 2011, FEMA Id: 4039, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4021: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4021, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3332: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3332, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 20, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1694: April 26, 2007, FEMA Id: 1694, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1653: July 07, 2006, FEMA Id: 1653, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Jersey Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3257: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3257, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 13 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Sussex County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 3 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Sussex

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 35,737 (80.0%)
  • Carpooled: 3,280 (7.3%)
  • Bus: 264 (0.6%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 44 (0.1%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 7 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 497 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 43 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 613 (1.4%)
  • Worked at home: 4,510 (10.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Poland (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Colombia (3%)
  • Ecuador (3%)
  • Uruguay (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sussex County


  • Italian (17%)
  • American (13%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (7%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • English (3%)
  • Dutch (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Sussex County, New Jersey in 2000:

  • 1,046 people in nursing homes
  • 166 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 148 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 92 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 81 people in other group homes
  • 70 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 29 people in religious group quarters
  • 26 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 18 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 10 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Sussex County, New Jersey in 2010:

  • 1,093 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 174 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 170 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 152 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 53 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 44 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 31 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 12 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $90,940.

5.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($64,690 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
New Jersey average:

5.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.62% relocated from other counties in New Jersey ($44,529 average AGI)
1.54% relocated from other states ($20,161 average AGI)
Sussex County:

1.54%
New Jersey average:

2.27%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Morris County, NJ  1.41% ($55,940 average AGI)
from Passaic County, NJ  0.57% ($60,396)
from Bergen County, NJ  0.44% ($72,878)
from Warren County, NJ  0.28% ($69,891)
from Essex County, NJ  0.25% ($67,427)
from Hudson County, NJ  0.15% ($74,966)
from Orange County, NY  0.14% ($59,872)


5.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($75,554 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
New Jersey average:

6.14%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($369 average AGI)
Sussex County:

0.04%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

2.99% relocated to other counties in New Jersey ($38,931 average AGI)
2.72% relocated to other states ($36,254 average AGI)
Sussex County:

2.72%
New Jersey average:

2.98%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Morris County, NJ  1.29% ($85,071 average AGI)
to Warren County, NJ  0.32% ($62,870)
to Passaic County, NJ  0.28% ($65,635)
to Bergen County, NJ  0.26% ($70,443)
to Essex County, NJ  0.19% ($50,714)
to Pike County, PA  0.15% ($54,736)
to Hudson County, NJ  0.14% ($85,390)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.0

Births per 1000 population in Sussex County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 7.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Sussex County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Sussex County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sussex County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Sussex County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sussex County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sussex County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sussex County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Sussex County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 18,737 (15,701 aged, 3,036 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,523 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Sussex County, New Jersey in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,947)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,504)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,207)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (905)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (811)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (797)
  • Unspecified dementia (635)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (573)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (484)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (432)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.66
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,326
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 96
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,525

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 991
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 673
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 48
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 78

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 18
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 75.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 36.5
  • Suffocation - 22.1
  • Other - 16.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 140,488
  • Male householders: 27,545 (5,219 living alone), Female householders: 26,554 (6,072 living alone)
  • 32,580 spouses (32,494 opposite-sex spouses), 3,136 unmarried partners, (3,039 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 41,861 children (40,003 natural, 359 adopted, 1,499 stepchildren), 1,801 grandchildren, 873 brothers or sisters, 1,022 parents, 73 foster children, 1,164 other relatives, 1,854 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,025

Size of family households: 17,956 2-persons, 9,888 3-persons, 8,239 4-persons, 2,622 5-persons, 1,221 6-persons, 196 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,291 1-person, 2,511 2-persons, 113 3-persons, 62 6-persons.

19,963 married couples with children.
5,036 single-parent households (1,134 men, 3,902 women).

89.3% of residents of Sussex speak English at home.
4.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $519,053,000 ($3,410 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $23,051,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $282,918,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $122,690,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $424,000
Federal grants: $63,374,000
Federal procurement contracts: $24,369,000 ($16,285,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $25,278,000 ($1,100,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,727,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $113,857,000
Federal Government insurance: $48,204,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 8,902
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,258
Here:

34 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +819
Here:

+5 per 1000 residents
State:

+33 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +4,664
Here +30 per 1000 residents
State -22 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Sussex County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.16 millions of gallons per day (84% from ground, 16% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.0

Year house built in Sussex County, New Jersey
  • Year house built in Sussex County, New Jersey
  • 6652014 or later
  • 6992010 to 2013
  • 5,6072000 to 2009
  • 5,1001990 to 1999
  • 9,7401980 to 1989
  • 12,6431970 to 1979
  • 7,4051960 to 1969
  • 9,1851950 to 1959
  • 3,8171940 to 1949
  • 7,7711939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sussex County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sussex County, New Jersey
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sussex County, New Jersey
  • 631 room
  • 1922 rooms
  • 1,0553 rooms
  • 3,4754 rooms
  • 6,7135 rooms
  • 8,9206 rooms
  • 8,1937 rooms
  • 7,3738 rooms
  • 11,1249+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sussex County, New Jersey
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sussex County, New Jersey
  • 4241 room
  • 3242 rooms
  • 1,8463 rooms
  • 1,0174 rooms
  • 1,2275 rooms
  • 6436 rooms
  • 8607 rooms
  • 2458 rooms
  • 4059+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sussex County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sussex County, New Jersey
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sussex County, New Jersey
  • 112no bedroom
  • 1,4601 bedroom
  • 8,4502 bedrooms
  • 22,3703 bedrooms
  • 12,7004 bedrooms
  • 2,0165+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sussex County, New Jersey
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sussex County, New Jersey
  • 502no bedroom
  • 1,7181 bedroom
  • 2,3102 bedrooms
  • 1,7493 bedrooms
  • 5654 bedrooms
  • 1475+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Sussex County, New Jersey in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sussex County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sussex County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,085no vehicle
  • 8,4501 vehicle
  • 21,8372 vehicles
  • 9,1513 vehicles
  • 4,1224 vehicles
  • 2,4635+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sussex County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sussex County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 928no vehicle
  • 3,0851 vehicle
  • 2,2392 vehicles
  • 5023 vehicles
  • 1984 vehicles
  • 395+ vehicles

91.8% of Sussex County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in New Jersey.

Sussex County:

91.8%
State average:

89.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 93,374
  • Other state: 34,213
  • Northeast: 24,418
  • Midwest: 2,711
  • South: 5,463
  • West: 1,621
Year householders moved into unit in Sussex County, NJ
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sussex County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 56.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.2%Utility gas
  • 11.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.8%Electricity
  • 3.7%Wood
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 31.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 31.7%Electricity
  • 25.6%Utility gas
  • 6.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 1.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 656
Here:

4.9%
New Jersey:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 342
Here:

4.7%
New Jersey:

12.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,411
Here:

20.1%
New Jersey:

26.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Sussex County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,345,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $930,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $49,361,000
  • Charges - Other: $17,924,000
    Higher Education - Other: $14,338,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,657,000
    Sewerage: $6,134,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,434,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $356,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $4,075,000
    Regular Highways: $3,790,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,302,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,110,000
    Sewerage: $262,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $28,695,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,689,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,383,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $6,376,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,241,000
    Health - Other: $5,614,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,137,000
    Regular Highways: $5,071,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,909,000
    Libraries: $4,361,000
    Sewerage: $3,210,000
    Police Protection: $2,509,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,359,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,624,000
    Financial Administration: $1,615,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,470,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,336,000
    Corrections - Other: $339,000
    Local Fire Protection: $274,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $272,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $123,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $3,057,000
    Transit Utilities: $431,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,227,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $69,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $772,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $5,756,000
    Highways: $345,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,819,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,003,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,816,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,615,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,464,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,284,000
    Rents: $226,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $880,000
    Solid Waste Management: $385,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $224,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,064,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,999,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $9,152,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,390,000
    Public Welfare: $4,340,000
    Other: $3,916,000
    General Local Government Support: $124,000
  • Tax - Property: $94,911,000
    Other License: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,601,000

Sussex County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,345,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $930,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $49,361,000
  • Charges - Other: $17,924,000
    Higher Education - Other: $14,338,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,657,000
    Sewerage: $6,134,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,434,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $356,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $4,075,000
    Regular Highways: $3,790,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,302,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,110,000
    Sewerage: $262,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $28,695,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,689,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,383,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $6,376,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,241,000
    Health - Other: $5,614,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,137,000
    Regular Highways: $5,071,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,909,000
    Libraries: $4,361,000
    Sewerage: $3,210,000
    Police Protection: $2,509,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,359,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,624,000
    Financial Administration: $1,615,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,470,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,336,000
    Corrections - Other: $339,000
    Local Fire Protection: $274,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $272,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $123,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $3,057,000
    Transit Utilities: $431,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,227,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $69,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $772,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $5,756,000
    Highways: $345,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,819,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,003,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,816,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,615,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,464,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,284,000
    Rents: $226,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $880,000
    Solid Waste Management: $385,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $224,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,064,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,999,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $9,152,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,390,000
    Public Welfare: $4,340,000
    Other: $3,916,000
    General Local Government Support: $124,000
  • Tax - Property: $94,911,000
    Other License: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,601,000

Sussex County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,345,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $930,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $49,361,000
  • Charges - Other: $17,924,000
    Higher Education - Other: $14,338,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,657,000
    Sewerage: $6,134,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,434,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $356,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $4,075,000
    Regular Highways: $3,790,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,302,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,110,000
    Sewerage: $262,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $28,695,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,689,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,383,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $6,376,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,241,000
    Health - Other: $5,614,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,137,000
    Regular Highways: $5,071,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,909,000
    Libraries: $4,361,000
    Sewerage: $3,210,000
    Police Protection: $2,509,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,359,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,624,000
    Financial Administration: $1,615,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,470,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,336,000
    Corrections - Other: $339,000
    Local Fire Protection: $274,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $272,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $123,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $3,057,000
    Transit Utilities: $431,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,227,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $69,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $772,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $5,756,000
    Highways: $345,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,819,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,003,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,816,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,615,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,464,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,284,000
    Rents: $226,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $880,000
    Solid Waste Management: $385,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $224,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,064,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,999,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $9,152,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,390,000
    Public Welfare: $4,340,000
    Other: $3,916,000
    General Local Government Support: $124,000
  • Tax - Property: $94,911,000
    Other License: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,601,000

Sussex County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,345,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $930,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $49,361,000
  • Charges - Other: $17,924,000
    Higher Education - Other: $14,338,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,657,000
    Sewerage: $6,134,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,434,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $356,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $4,075,000
    Regular Highways: $3,790,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,302,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,110,000
    Sewerage: $262,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $28,695,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,689,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,383,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $6,376,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,241,000
    Health - Other: $5,614,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,137,000
    Regular Highways: $5,071,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,909,000
    Libraries: $4,361,000
    Sewerage: $3,210,000
    Police Protection: $2,509,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,359,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,624,000
    Financial Administration: $1,615,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,470,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,336,000
    Corrections - Other: $339,000
    Local Fire Protection: $274,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $272,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $123,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $3,057,000
    Transit Utilities: $431,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,227,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $69,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $772,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $5,756,000
    Highways: $345,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,819,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,003,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,816,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,615,000
    General Revenue - Other: $3,464,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,284,000
    Rents: $226,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $880,000
    Solid Waste Management: $385,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $224,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,064,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $18,999,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $9,152,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,390,000
    Public Welfare: $4,340,000
    Other: $3,916,000
    General Local Government Support: $124,000
  • Tax - Property: $94,911,000
    Other License: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,601,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,465
  • Number of aged recipients: 202
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,263
  • Number of recipients under 18: 191
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 959
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 315
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 571
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 607
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 40 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED554$236,597645$244,8454,036$229,838291$89,9761$150,000177$208,3164$40,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED50$233,28097$252,804353$229,97740$64,7500$019$190,6321$8,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED109$230,716144$205,6391,730$249,721168$80,8870$092$190,3267$90,286
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN81$244,72877$247,390958$245,72846$126,9351$327,00035$218,3710$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS24$223,91734$232,794247$267,77718$126,8890$013$148,2311$83,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 40 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED108$261,66763$265,6983$273,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED57$257,19333$267,4551$204,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED28$250,10730$292,7333$224,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$242,75015$254,8670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$233,0003$239,6670$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sussex, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sussex, NJ - Value
Most common first names in Sussex County, NJ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John96974.0 years
Mary77780.9 years
William66574.4 years
Joseph52774.4 years
Helen46881.1 years
Robert44668.8 years
Margaret43079.8 years
Anna42683.5 years
George42074.5 years
Charles38975.2 years
Most common last names in Sussex County, NJ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith30077.0 years
Miller10575.5 years
Johnson9576.1 years
Williams8574.5 years
Decker8176.1 years
Jones7477.0 years
Clark7177.2 years
Wilson6077.5 years
Morris5776.0 years
Anderson5679.9 years
Businesses in Sussex County, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Kohl's1
A&P2La-Z-Boy1
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts3Lowe's1
Applebee's1Marriott1
Arby's1Marshalls1
Audi1MasterBrand Cabinets16
BMW1McDonald's4
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Blockbuster2Panera Bread1
Burger King4Pathmark1
CVS2Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves3RadioShack3
Dairy Queen4Rite Aid6
Decora Cabinetry4Sears1
Domino's Pizza2Staples2
Dunkin Donuts13Starbucks2
Econo Lodge1Stop & Shop1
Fashion Bug1Subaru1
FedEx20Subway6
Firestone Complete Auto Care1T-Mobile4
Ford1Talbots1
GNC2Toyota1
GameStop1True Value2
H&R Block3U-Haul11
Harmon Face Values2UPS26
Holiday Inn1Volkswagen1
Home Depot1Walgreens1
Honda1Walmart2
Hyundai1Wendy's2
Jones New York2YMCA3
KFC1

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  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"