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Sussex County, Virginia (VA)


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County population in 2012: 11,972 (all rural); it was 12,504 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,484
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,259
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,867
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,251 (it was 1,259 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

33%

Land area: 491 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 25 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sussex County: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.7%), Retail trade (13.5%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.4%), Manufacturing (10.2%), Public administration (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Sussex County, Virginia:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years

Males: 7,083  (59.4%)
Females: 5,004  (40.6%)

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Sussex County,VA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Sussex County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,412 ($31,007 in 1999)
This county:

$39412
Virginia:

$59330

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $440 (lower quartile is $300, upper quartile is $590)
This county:

$440
State:

$832


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $113,675 (it was $67,900 in 2000)
Sussex County:

$113,675
Virginia:

$252,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $69,399 - $161,493

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $194,504
Here:

$194,504
State:

$330,816

Townhouses or other attached units: $50,754
Here:

$50,754
State:

$310,878

In 2-unit structures: $52,142
Here:

$52,142
State:

$285,516

Mobile homes: $156,631
Here:

$156,631
State:

$37,843
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,626
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $257

Institutionalized population: 2,549

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Sussex County, VA map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $588 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $540 (0.5%)


Sussex County household income distribution in 2009 Sussex County home values distribution


Sussex County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.8%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.7% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

16.1%
Whole state:

9.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

6.7%
Whole state:

4.3%

Area name: Richmond, VA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sussex County is $678 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $757 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1010 a month.

Cities in this county include: Waverly, Wakefield, Sussex, Stony Creek.

Sussex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Sussex County: Atlantic Waste Disposal Sussex County Landfill (A), Barretts Store (B), Comans Well (C), Wakefield Community Hunt Club (D), Roland Crossroads (E), Stony Creek Rescue Squad (F), Pine View Greenhouses (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sussex County include: Bethlehem Church (A), Russian Church (B), Saint Johns Church (C), Sappony Church (D), Burton Grove Church (E), Calvary Church (F), Zion Hill Church (G), Sharon Church (H), Center Star Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bethel Cemetery (1), Trisvan Cemetery (2), Mayes Cemetery (3), Union Hill Cemetery (4), Sappony Cemetery (5), Oakland Cemetery (6), Newville Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Belsches Millpond (A), Couches Pond (B), Drumwright Pond (C), Freemans Millpond (D), Harrells Pond (E), Honey Pond (F), Laniers Millpond (G), Spring Hill Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Willis Branch (A), Wildcat Swamp (B), Uriah Branch (C), Underhill Branch (D), Thweatt Branch (E), Stony Creek (F), Stewart Branch (G), Spring Meadow Branch (H), Spring Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Sussex County: Big Woods Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Dinwiddie County , Greensville County , Prince George County , Southampton County , Surry County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 442
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 57.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 119 (37% naturalized citizens)

Sussex County:

1.0%
Whole state:

8.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.3%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Sussex County with a mortgage: 961 (114 second mortgage, 90 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 898

Here:

51.7% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.26%
Here35.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,409
Total congregations: 23

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents1,720 (39.0%)1,387 (31.5%)543 (12.3%)262 (5.9%)497 (11.3%)
Congregations7 (30.4%)7 (30.4%)1 (4.3%)3 (13.0%)5 (21.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Sussex County - Waverly, Wakefield, Sussex, Stony Creek

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

5.78 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Sussex County:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Sussex County:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.6%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.9%
Virginia:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sussex County:

14.8%
State:

18.6%


Agriculture in Sussex County:

Average size of farms: 571 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $192,878
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $189,577
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 47.27%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.02%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $97,757
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.08%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.85
Corn for grain: 4515 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3564 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 5522 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 16195 harvested acres
Vegetables: 12 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Sussex County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 1.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/19/1978, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sussex County-area historical earthquake activity is below Virginia state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 57.8 miles away from the county center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 72.7 miles away from the county center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 67.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 68.7 miles away from Sussex County center
On 9/22/2001 at 16:01:20, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, 2.5 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 98.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Sussex County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Sussex County (%):





Sussex County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,368 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 608 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 19 (0%)
  • Taxi: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 78 (2%)
  • Other means: 18 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 78 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Sussex County, Virginia in 2000:

People in group quarters in Sussex County, Virginia in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $38,065.

8.23% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,300 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.23%
Virginia average:

11.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.89% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($27,728 average AGI)
1.34% relocated from other states ($4,572 average AGI)
Sussex County:

1.34%
Virginia average:

4.24%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Chesterfield County, VA  0.71% ($42,963 average AGI)
from Prince George County, VA  0.71% ($27,222)
from Petersburg city, VA  0.63% ($26,875)
from Dinwiddie County, VA  0.55% ($36,048)
from Surry County, VA  0.47% ($31,778)
from Southampton County, VA  0.42% ($31,563)
from Emporia city, VA  0.42% ($35,438)


6.56% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Virginia average:

10.78%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.27% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($23,094 average AGI)
1.28% relocated to other states ($5,282 average AGI)
Sussex County:

1.28%
Virginia average:

4.13%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Petersburg city, VA  0.70% ($23,000 average AGI)
to Chesterfield County, VA  0.46% ($39,824)
to Southampton County, VA  0.43% ($35,625)
to Dinwiddie County, VA  0.37% ($26,429)
to Greensville County, VA  0.32% ($19,333)
to Prince George County, VA  0.32% ($38,167)
to Surry County, VA  0.27% ($34,200)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Births per 1000 population in Sussex County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Sussex County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sussex County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,253 (1,836 aged, 417 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1052.110
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 952.7
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 8.28

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10.08
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 49.71

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16.57

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,494

Size of family households: 1,244 2-persons, 630 3-persons, 449 4-persons, 191 5-persons, 78 6-persons, 41 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,179 1-person, 159 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 2 5-persons.

97.8% of residents of Sussex County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (82% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $77,556,000 ($6510 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,802,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $33,122,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,782,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,012,000
Federal grants: $16,261,000
Federal procurement contracts: $523,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,857,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $693,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,658,000
Federal Government insurance: $12,011,000

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

Births: 646
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 743
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +50
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -371
Here -31 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sussex County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.51 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.3

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Sussex County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 63
  • 4 rooms: 294
  • 5 rooms: 790
  • 6 rooms: 674
  • 7 rooms: 554
  • 8 rooms: 274
  • 9+ rooms: 209
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 19
  • 3 rooms: 135
  • 4 rooms: 315
  • 5 rooms: 323
  • 6 rooms: 227
  • 7 rooms: 77
  • 8 rooms: 102
  • 9+ rooms: 35
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sussex County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 36
  • 2 bedrooms: 591
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,798
  • 4 bedrooms: 366
  • 5+ bedrooms: 70
  • no bedroom: 28
  • 1 bedroom: 132
  • 2 bedrooms: 572
  • 3 bedrooms: 391
  • 4 bedrooms: 106
  • 5+ bedrooms: 30
Cars and other vehicles available in Sussex County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 213
  • 1 vehicle: 820
  • 2 vehicles: 991
  • 3 vehicles: 579
  • 4 vehicles: 178
  • 5+ vehicles: 86
  • no vehicle: 348
  • 1 vehicle: 516
  • 2 vehicles: 313
  • 3 vehicles: 54
  • 4 vehicles: 28
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

63% of Sussex County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Virginia.

Sussex County:

62.9%
State average:

53.8%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $34,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sussex County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (40.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.4%)
  • Wood (5.1%)
  • Electricity (46.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.0%)
  • Wood (9.1%)
  • Utility gas (1.4%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 187
Here:

15.4%
Virginia:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 171
Here:

19.9%
Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 24
Here:

6.6%
Virginia:

20.6%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Sussex County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Sussex County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Sussex County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Sussex County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Sussex County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Sussex County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Sussex County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14569.8 years
Mary11878.6 years
John11171.4 years
William9171.6 years
Robert8671.4 years
Annie5677.6 years
Willie5674.6 years
George5671.0 years
Joseph5471.0 years
Charles3572.7 years
Most common last names in Sussex County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones10971.8 years
Brown6071.5 years
Parham5771.4 years
Smith5074.7 years
Taylor4969.5 years
Parker4474.9 years
Williams4473.2 years
Bailey4176.7 years
Johnson3970.1 years
Ellis3867.5 years
Businesses in Sussex County, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2McDonald's1
Burger King1Sleep Inn1
Dennys1Starbucks1
FedEx1Subway1
MasterBrand Cabinets1

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