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0.85% decline
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0.95% growth
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0.11% decline
Median Property Value
1.85% decline

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The economy of Sussex County, NJ employs 75,589 people. The economy of Sussex County, NJ is specialized in Construction; Wholesale trade; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 1.26; 1.24; and 1.23 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Sussex County, NJ are Retail trade (9,453), Healthcare & Social Assistance (9,453), and Educational Services (7,488), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,216), Finance & Insurance ($69,225), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($63,333).

Median household income in Sussex County, NJ is $87,388. Males in Sussex County, NJ have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,686. The income inequality of Sussex County, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461 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, NJ. In Sussex County, NJ the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 48 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,600. Essex County, NJ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Jersey.


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Sussex County, NJ is home to a population of 144,694 people, from which 97.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Sussex County, NJ is composed of 126,630 White residents (87.5%), 10,480 Hispanic residents (7.24%), 2,834 Black residents (1.96%), 2,701 Asian residents (1.87%), and 1,818 Two+ residents (1.26%). The most common foreign languages in Sussex County, NJ are Spanish (5,797 speakers), Polish (1,274 speakers), and German (876 speakers), but compared to other places, Sussex County, NJ has a relative high number of Hungarian (204 speakers), Polish (1,274 speakers), and Greek (480 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Sussex County, NJ awarded 521 degrees. The student population of Sussex County, NJ is skewed towards females, with 235 male students and 286 female students. Most students in Sussex County, NJ are White (467 and 89.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (35 and 6.72%), Asian (5 and 0.96%), and Two or more races (4 and 0.77%). The largest universities in Sussex County, NJ by number of graduates are Sussex County Community College (521 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Sussex County, NJ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (235 and 45.1%), General Business Administration & Management (76 and 14.6%), and Biological & Physical Sciences (58 and 11.1%). The median tuition costs in Sussex County, NJ 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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The median property value in Sussex County, NJ is $265,600, which is 1.3 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $270,600 to $265,600, a 1.85% increase. The homeownership rate of Sussex County, NJ is 82.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Sussex County, NJ have an average commute time of 36 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sussex County, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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