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Sussex County, DE&

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Population
207,302
1.75% growth
Median Age
47
Median Household Income
$53,751
0.46% growth
Poverty Rate
12.6%
Number of Employees
90,239
2.8% growth
Median Property Value
$228,500
-1.25% decline

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Economy

The economy of Sussex County, DE employs 90,239 people. The economy of Sussex County, DE is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Construction; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 1.51; 1.36; and 1.23 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Sussex County, DE are Healthcare & Social Assistance (13,336), Retail trade (12,827), and Manufacturing (9,025), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($56,678), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($55,370), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($43,188).

Median household income in Sussex County, DE is $53,751. Males in Sussex County, DE have an average income that is 1.18 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,488. The income inequality of Sussex County, DE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Sussex County, DE. In Sussex County, DE the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 65-74 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 66 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,874. New Castle County, DE has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Delaware.

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Diversity

Sussex County, DE is home to a population of 207,302 people, from which 95.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Sussex County, DE is composed of 155,138 White residents (74.8%), 25,749 Black residents (12.4%), 19,042 Hispanic residents (9.2%), 3,794 Two+ residents (1.83%), and 2,317 Asian residents (1.12%). The most common foreign languages in Sussex County, DE are Spanish (14,709 speakers), French Creole (1,133 speakers), and French (585 speakers), but compared to other places, Sussex County, DE has a relative high number of French Creole (1,133 speakers), Greek (163 speakers), and French (585 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Sussex County, DE awarded 60 degrees. The student population of Sussex County, DE is skewed towards females, with 1 male students and 59 female students. Most students in Sussex County, DE are White (51 and 85%), followed by Black or African American (5 and 8.33%), Hispanic or Latino (2 and 3.33%), and Asian (2 and 3.33%). The largest universities in Sussex County, DE by number of graduates are Delaware Learning Institute of Cosmetology (44 and 73.3%), Beebe Medical Center Margaret H Rollins School of Nursing (16 and 26.7%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Sussex County, DE are General Cosmetology (28 and 46.7%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Sussex County, DE are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sussex County, DE is $228,500, which is 1.17 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $231,400 to $228,500, a -1.25% increase. The homeownership rate of Sussex County, DE is 77.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sussex County, DE have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sussex County, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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