Sussex County PUMA, DE

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2020 Population
230,249
2.61% 1-year growth
US Senator
Tom Carper
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Coons
Democratic Party
US Representative
Lisa Blunt Rochester
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
50.3
1.41% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.7%
3.58% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$64,905
2.76% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$269,700
4.29% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
94,770
2.23% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Sussex County PUMA, DE had a population of 230k people with a median age of 50.3 and a median household income of $64,905. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Sussex County PUMA, DE grew from 224,384 to 230,249, a 2.61% increase and its median household income grew from $63,162 to $64,905, a 2.76% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sussex County PUMA, DE are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.2%), White (Hispanic) (6.39%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.73%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.66%).

10.9% of the households in Sussex County PUMA, DE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.1% of the residents in Sussex County PUMA, DE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sussex County PUMA, DE are Delaware Learning Institute of Cosmetology (51 degrees awarded in 2020) and Margaret H Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Medical Center (29 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Sussex County PUMA, DE was $269,700, and the homeownership rate was 81.1%. Most people in Sussex County PUMA, DE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Sussex County PUMA, DE was 2 cars per household.

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Diversity

Sussex County PUMA, DE is home to a population of 230k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.01% of Sussex County PUMA, DE residents were born outside of the country (16.1k people).

In 2020, there were 6.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (172k people) in Sussex County PUMA, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 14.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Sussex County PUMA, DE are Spanish (16,036 households), Haitian (1,906 households), and French (Incl. Cajun) (654 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sussex County PUMA, DE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    172k ± 1.19k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    25.7k ± 739
  3. White (Hispanic)
    14.7k ± 1.24k
9.22%
Hispanic Population
21.2k people

In 2020, there were 6.69 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (172k people) in Sussex County PUMA, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 14.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.22% of the people in Sussex County PUMA, DE are hispanic (21.2k people).

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    16,036 households (7.33%)
  2. Haitian
    1,906 households (0.872%)
  3. French (Incl. Cajun)
    654 households (0.299%)

10.9% of the households in Sussex County PUMA, DE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Sussex County PUMA, DE was Spanish. 7.33% of the households in Sussex County PUMA, DE reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.01%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
16.1k people
7.41%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
16.6k people

As of 2020, 7.01% of Sussex County PUMA, DE residents (16.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sussex County PUMA, DE was 7.41%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

51
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.5

In 2020, the median age of all people in Sussex County PUMA, DE was 50.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 51, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Sussex County PUMA, DE are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Sussex County PUMA, DE residents was 50.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Guatemala
    3,934 ± 1,527 people
  2. Mexico
    2,532 ± 1,229 people
  3. Haiti
    2,107 ± 1,122 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Sussex County PUMA, DE was Guatemala, the natal country of 3,934 Sussex County PUMA, DE residents, followed by Mexico with 2,532 and Haiti with 2,107.

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Citizenship

96.1%
2020 Citizenship
95.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.1% of Sussex County PUMA, DE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Sussex County PUMA, DE was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    8,447 ± 637
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,743 ± 314
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,584 ± 277

Sussex County PUMA, DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.85 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Delaware, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Delaware (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Delaware. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Delaware.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Delaware across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Sussex County PUMA, DE is $64,905. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Sussex County PUMA, DE was Hockessin PUMA, DE with a value of $92,446, followed by Middletown Town, Bear & Glasgow PUMA, DE and Newark City & Brookside PUMA, DE, with respective values of $92,319 and $66,074.

Males in Sussex County PUMA, DE have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,769. The income inequality in Sussex County PUMA, DE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Sussex County PUMA, DE employs 94.8k people. The largest industries in Sussex County PUMA, DE are Construction (8,549 people), Elementary & secondary schools (7,371 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (6,222 people), and the highest paying industries are Legal services ($172,384), Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers ($143,542), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($130,577).

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,905
2020 value
± $2,081
2.76%
1 Year Growth
± 3.66%

Households in Sussex County PUMA, DE have a median annual income of $64,905, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,162 in 2019, which represents a 2.76% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$66,622
Average Male Salary in Sussex County PUMA, DE
± $8,967
$50,769
Average Female Salary in Sussex County PUMA, DE
± $5,417

In 2020, full-time male employees in Sussex County PUMA, DE made 1.31 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Sussex County PUMA, DE
  1. Asian
    $99,133 ± $80,514
  2. White
    $53,293 ± $5,417
  3. Other
    $42,418 ± $18,604

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Sussex County PUMA, DE workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.86 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Sussex County PUMA, DE.

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Wage Distribution

0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Sussex County PUMA, DE
0.463
2019 Wage GINI in Sussex County PUMA, DE

In 2020, the income inequality in Sussex County PUMA, DE was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.669% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Sussex County PUMA, DE was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Sussex County PUMA, DE in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sussex County PUMA, DE was Hockessin PUMA, DE with a value of $92,446, followed by Middletown Town, Bear & Glasgow PUMA, DE and Newark City & Brookside PUMA, DE, with respective values of $92,319 and $66,074.

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sussex County PUMA, DE (26.5k out of 227k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    17,890 ± 1,166
  2. Hispanic
    5,103 ± 599
  3. Black
    5,075 ± 563

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sussex County PUMA, DE is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

94.8k
2020 Value
2.23%
1 Year growth
± 2.23%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sussex County PUMA, DE grew at a rate of 2.23%, from 92.7k employees to 94.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sussex County PUMA, DE, are Elementary & middle school teachers (3,354 people), Retail salespersons (2,732 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,483 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sussex County PUMA, DE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sussex County PUMA, DE, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers (3,354 people), Retail salespersons (2,732 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,483 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Sussex County PUMA, DE has an unusually high number of residents working as Ship & boat captains & operators (10.7 times higher than expected), Tree trimmers and pruners (7.37 times), and Small engine mechanics (7.16 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sussex County PUMA, DE, by average salary, are Dentists ($436,835), Physicians ($235,298), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($206,205).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

94.8k
2020 Value
2.23%
1 Year growth
± 2.23%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Sussex County PUMA, DE grew at a rate of 2.23%, from 92.7k employees to 94.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sussex County PUMA, DE, are Construction (8,549 people), Elementary & secondary schools (7,371 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (6,222 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sussex County PUMA, DE, though some of these residents may live in Sussex County PUMA, DE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Sussex County PUMA, DE, by number of employees, are Construction (8,549 people), Elementary & secondary schools (7,371 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (6,222 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Sussex County PUMA, DE has an unusually high number of Animal slaughtering & processing (11 times higher than expected), Fuel dealers (5.33 times), and Animal production & aquaculture (3.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sussex County PUMA, DE, by average salary, are Legal services ($172,384), Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers ($143,542), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($130,577).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Delaware to other states, or from other states to Delaware.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $13.6B
  2. $5.96B
  3. $5.56B

In 2020, the top outbound Delaware product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $13.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($5.96B) and Plastics/rubber ($5.56B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Delaware products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$65.7B
2020 Value in Delaware
$143B
Projected 2050 Value in Delaware
117% growth

In 2020, total outbound Delaware trade was $65.7B. This is expected to increase 117% to $143B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Delaware trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Delaware to other states, or from other states to Delaware.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $9.43B
  2. $4.99B
  3. $4.82B

In 2020, the top outbound Delaware domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $9.43B, followed by New Jersey with $4.99B and Ohio and $4.82B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Delaware shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Delaware went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (39.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.991%). The most partisan county was New Castle County, DE with 67.8% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

Tom Carper and Chris Coons are the senators currently representing the state of Delaware. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Sussex County PUMA, DE is currently represented by Lisa Blunt Rochester in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Delaware
58.7% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Delaware
  1. 67.8% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 55.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 51.2% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Delaware was New Castle County, DE with 67.8% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Delaware colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Delaware

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Tom Carper
Senator from Delaware1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Chris Coons
Senator from Delaware2
Assumed office on November 15, 2010
Elected to the seat to succeed Ted Kaufman, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Joe Biden, who had become Vice President of the United States.

Tom Carper and Chris Coons are the senators currently representing Delaware.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Sussex County PUMA, DE

Lisa Blunt Rochester
Delaware at-large Representative
Democratic Party

Sussex County PUMA, DE is currently represented by Lisa Blunt Rochester (Democratic Party).

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the member for Sussex County PUMA, DE have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2020, universities in Sussex County PUMA, DE awarded 80 degrees. The student population of Sussex County PUMA, DE is skewed towards women, with 15 male students and 117 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sussex County PUMA, DE are White (59 and 73.8%), followed by Black or African American (13 and 16.3%), Hispanic or Latino (4 and 5%), and Two or More Races (4 and 5%).

The largest universities in Sussex County PUMA, DE by number of degrees awarded are Delaware Learning Institute of Cosmetology (51 and 63.7%) and Margaret H Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Medical Center (29 and 36.3%).

The most popular majors in Sussex County PUMA, DE are Registered Nursing (29 and 36.3%), General Cosmetology (25 and 31.3%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (21 and 26.3%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 29 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Sussex County PUMA, DE was Registered Nursing with 29 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Sussex County PUMA, DE according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 51 degrees awarded
  2. 29 degrees awarded

In 2020, the Sussex County PUMA, DE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Delaware Learning Institute of Cosmetology with 51 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

3
Degrees Awarded to Men
77
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 3 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sussex County PUMA, DE, which is 0.039 times less than the 77 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    59 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    13 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    4 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Sussex County PUMA, DE was White students. These 59 degrees mean that there were 4.54 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 13 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sussex County PUMA, DE was $269,700 in 2020, which is 1.17 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $258,600 to $269,700, a 4.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Sussex County PUMA, DE is 81.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Sussex County PUMA, DE have an average commute time of 26.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sussex County PUMA, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$269,700
2020 Median
± $5,308
$258,600
2019 Median
± $4,218

In 2020, the median property value in Sussex County PUMA, DE grew to to $269,700 from the previous year's value of $258,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sussex County PUMA, DE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sussex County PUMA, DE the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$64,905
Median Household Income
± $2,081
94.2k
Number of Households
± 2,420

In 2020, the median household income of the 94.2k households in Sussex County PUMA, DE grew to $64,905 from the previous year's value of $63,162.

The following chart displays the households in Sussex County PUMA, DE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sussex County PUMA, DE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sussex County PUMA, DE the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

81.1%
2020 Homeownership
80.3%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 81.1% of the housing units in Sussex County PUMA, DE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sussex County PUMA, DE compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sussex County PUMA, DE have a shorter commute time (26.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.09% of the workforce in Sussex County PUMA, DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.03%)
  3. Carpooled (7.54%)

In 2020, 82% of workers in Sussex County PUMA, DE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.03%) and those who carpooled to work (7.54%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sussex County PUMA, DE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sussex County PUMA, DE have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

93.6% of the population of Sussex County PUMA, DE has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 18.5% on Medicaid, 21.6% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.11% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Delaware was $10,254 in 2014. This is a 5% increase from the previous year ($9,766).

Primary care physicians in Delaware see 1334 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.17% decrease from the previous year (1392 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2041 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 354 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.9%). Additionally, Kent County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,334 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Delaware

Primary care physicians in Delaware see an average of 1,334 patients per year. This represents a 4.17% decrease from the previous year (1,392 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Delaware in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$10,254
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Delaware
$4,806
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$6,921
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$11,460
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Delaware (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5%, from $9,766 to $10,254.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.38%
Uninsured
38.5%
Employer Coverage
18.5%
Medicaid
21.6%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
1.11%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sussex County PUMA, DE declined by 4.63% from 6.69% to 6.38%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sussex County PUMA, DE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 13.9% prevalence
  2. 12.9% prevalence
  3. 10.6% prevalence

Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Delaware, at 13.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Delaware by county over multiple years.

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