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Sussex County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2014: 11,767 (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: 24 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sussex County: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (65.8%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 88%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Sussex County, Virginia:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (57.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (38.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Virginia median age:  37.0 years
Males: 6,895  (58.6%)
Females: 4,872  (41.4%)
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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 2013: $38,865 ($31,007 in 1999)

This county:

$38865
Virginia:

$62666

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $504 (lower quartile is $372, upper quartile is $695)
This county:

$504
State:

$922


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $115,443 (it was $67,900 in 2000)
Sussex:

$115,443
Virginia:

$239,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,644 - $186,873
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,056
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $335

Institutionalized population: 2,549

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 51
  • Thefts: 124
  • Auto thefts: 27

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 29
  • Thefts: 133
  • Auto thefts: 11
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2005: 35 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2006: 91 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2007: 90 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2008: 45 buildings, average cost: $116,900
  • 2009: 27 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2012: 26 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2013: 29 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2014: 20 buildings, average cost: $106,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $756 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $630 (0.7%)

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 2013: 15.3%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Black residents, 59.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 60.5% for other race residents, 18.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.9%
Sussex County:

15.9%
Virginia:

11.7%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.0% for Black residents, 56.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 65.8% for other race residents, 16.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 50 years old, Asian residents: 49 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)

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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Neighboring counties: Archuleta County, Colorado , Mecklenburg County , Leslie County, Kentucky , Monroe County, Kentucky , Texas County, Missouri , Suffolk city .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
Virginia:

4.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 54
  • 1990 to 1994: 9
  • 1985 to 1989: 15
  • 1980 to 1984: 16
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 3
  • 1965 to 1969: 22

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:

  • One, detached: 3,186
  • One, attached: 35
  • Two: 68
  • 3 or 4: 60
  • 5 to 9: 100
  • 10 to 19: 13
  • 20 or more: 75
  • Mobile homes: 1,116

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sussex County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,27912
Evangelical Protestant1,66811
Black Protestant3092
Other1282
Catholic451
None7,658-
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: 7
Sussex County:

5.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Sussex County:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sussex County:

11.6%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Sussex County:

31.9%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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

Earthquake activity:

Sussex County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 86% 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 Sussex 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 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) earthquake occurred 244.5 miles away from Sussex County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 357.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • VirginiaSevere Storms and Flooding, Including Severe Storms and Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ernesto, Incident Period: August 29, 2006 to September 7, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1661): September 22, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1661, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
  • VirginiaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3240): September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • VirginiaHurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to October 1, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1491): September 18, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1491, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • VirginiaWinter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1318): February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • VirginiaHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 13, 1999 to September 26, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1293): September 18, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1293, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • VirginiaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1086): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • VirginiaIce Storm, Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: February 8, 1994 to February 12, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1014): March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1014, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Storm, Flood
  • VirginiaSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 14, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3112): March 25, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3112, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • VirginiaDrought, Incident Period: July 23, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3046): July 23, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3046, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • VirginiaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: October 10, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-359): October 10, 1972, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-359, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

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 in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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

  • Germany (34%)
  • Mexico (24%)
  • Korea (12%)
  • Brazil (9%)
  • Other South America (6%)
  • Guatemala (3%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)

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

  • United States or American (17%)
  • English (9%)
  • German (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

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:

  • 2,379 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 118 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 2,356 people in state prisons
  • 106 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 87 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 44 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,947.

7.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,150 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.13%
Virginia average:

9.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.03% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($27,663 average AGI)
1.10% relocated from other states ($4,491 average AGI)
Sussex County:

1.10%
Virginia average:

3.74%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Petersburg city, VA  0.73% ($26,000 average AGI)
from Chesterfield County, VA  0.47% ($43,500)
from Prince George County, VA  0.47% ($40,667)
from Southampton County, VA  0.47% ($30,889)
from Surry County, VA  0.42% ($17,563)
from Emporia city, VA  0.42% ($25,688)
from Greensville County, VA  0.37% ($31,571)


6.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,660 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Virginia average:

9.20%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.36% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($25,328 average AGI)
1.21% relocated to other states ($6,328 average AGI)
Sussex County:

1.21%
Virginia average:

3.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Petersburg city, VA  0.87% ($28,424 average AGI)
to Dinwiddie County, VA  0.55% ($40,857)
to Chesterfield County, VA  0.45% ($42,235)
to Greensville County, VA  0.39% ($26,200)
to Prince George County, VA  0.39% ($36,200)
to Emporia city, VA  0.34% ($24,077)
to Surry County, VA  0.29% ($21,182)

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 from 2007 to 2014: 11.4

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

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sussex County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sussex County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,113 (1,644 aged, 469 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 197 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Sussex County, Virginia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (140)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (135)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (101)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (89)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (87)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (67)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (54)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (52)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (52)
  • Congestive heart failure (50)

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
  • In family households: 7,915 (1,599 male householders, 1,034 female householders)
    1,700 spouses, 2,542 children (2,319 natural, 49 adopted, 174 stepchildren), 403 grandchildren, 118 brothers or sisters, 106 parents, 136 other relatives, 226 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,579 (638 male householders (537 living alone)), 723 female householders (642 living alone)), 218 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,593 (2,549 institutionalized population)

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.

1,209 married couples with children.
841 single-parent households (130 men, 711 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 69
  • 2000 to 2004: 465
  • 1990 to 1999: 677
  • 1980 to 1989: 487
  • 1970 to 1979: 759
  • 1960 to 1969: 804
  • 1950 to 1959: 675
  • 1940 to 1949: 276
  • 1939 or earlier: 475
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:

  • This state: 10349
  • Northeast: 483
  • Midwest: 180
  • South: 1309
  • West: 34

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Sussex County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $5,443,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $13,520,000
    Welfare - Other: $1,820,000
    Police Protection: $1,665,000
    Solid Waste Management: $517,000
    Financial Administration: $507,000
    Central Staff Services: $487,000
    Fire Protection: $475,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $431,000
    General Public Buildings: $298,000
    Housing & Community Development: $258,000
    Corrections - Other: $239,000
    General - Other: $203,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $172,000
    Parks & Recreation: $107,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $89,000
    Health Services - Other: $82,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $670,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $143,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,979,000

Sussex County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,121,000
    All Other: $200,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $60,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,885,000
    Education: $136,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $610,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $493,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $7,917,000
    All Other: $2,006,000
    Public Welfare: $1,604,000
    General Support: $401,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,421,000
    Total General Sales: $406,000
    NEC: $295,000
    Public Utilities: $162,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $127,000

Sussex County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $2,440,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $7,076,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $12,140,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,175,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $12,855,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $12,031,000
    Industrial Revenue: $2,005,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $435,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $396,000
    Other, NEC: $109,000

Sussex County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $526,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,067,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,005,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 455
  • Number of aged recipients: 59
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 396
  • Number of recipients under 18: 85
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 257
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 113
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 192
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 184
Sussex County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Sussex County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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-Eleven2MasterBrand Cabinets1
Burger King1McDonald's1
Circle K1Sleep Inn1
Dennys1Starbucks1
FedEx1Subway1
Hilton1