Sussex County, VA

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Population
11,486
0.94% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
Median Age
39.8

Poverty Rate
17.5%

Median Household Income
$45,801
2.67% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$126,300
3.87% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
3,339
24.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Sussex County, VA had a population of 11.5k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $45,801. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Sussex County, VA declined from 11,595 to 11,486, a -0.94% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,608 to $45,801, a 2.67% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sussex County, VA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (56%), White (Non-Hispanic) (38.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.02%), White (Hispanic) (1.26%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.653%). 0% of the households in Sussex County, VA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 98.5% of the residents in Sussex County, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Sussex County, VA was $126,300, and the homeownership rate was 67.2%. Most people in Sussex County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Sussex County, VA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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

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Community Mobility

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Sussex County, VA went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 57.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.7%), followed by Other (2.18%). The most partisan county was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members 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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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Sussex County, VA
57.1% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Virginia
  1. 87.2% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 82% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Virginia was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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

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US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Sussex County, VA is home to a population of 11.5k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.47% of Sussex County, VA residents were born outside of the country (284 people).

In 2018, there were 1.46 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.43k people) in Sussex County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.39k White (Non-Hispanic) and 232 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sussex County, VA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.43k ± 129
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.39k ± 8
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    232 ± 121
2.9%
Hispanic Population
333 people

In 2018, there were 1.46 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.43k people) in Sussex County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.39k White (Non-Hispanic) and 232 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.9% of the people in Sussex County, VA are hispanic (333 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Sussex County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.47%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
284 people
2.9%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
336 people

As of 2018, 2.47% of Sussex County, VA residents (284 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sussex County, VA was 2.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

40
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.9
48
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 13.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Sussex County, VA was 39.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Sussex County, VA are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Sussex County, VA residents was 40.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    110,628 ± 8,112 people
  2. India
    90,134 ± 7,331 people
  3. Mexico
    55,497 ± 5,765 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 110,628 Virginia residents, followed by India with 90,134 and Mexico with 55,497.

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Citizenship

98.5%
2018 Citizenship
97.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.5% of Sussex County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Sussex County, VA was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    331 ± 111
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    195 ± 88
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    149 ± 79

Sussex County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Sussex County, VA is $45,801. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Sussex County, VA was Census Tract 8702.01 with a value of $51,506, followed by Census Tract 8703 and Census Tract 8701, with respective values of $46,425 and $40,375.

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,617. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Sussex County, VA employs 3.34k people. The largest industries in Sussex County, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (469 people), Manufacturing (458 people), and Retail Trade (351 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($90,278), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,917), and Utilities ($50,250).

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,801
2018 value
± $3,896
2.67%
1 Year Growth
± 11.8%

Households in Sussex County, VA have a median annual income of $45,801, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,608 in 2017, which represents a 2.67% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Sussex County, VA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,421
Average Male Salary in Virginia
± $1,407
$58,617
Average Female Salary in Virginia
± $1,090

In 2019, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Virginia
  1. Asian
    $72,838 ± $3,429
  2. White
    $64,618 ± $1,052
  3. Two or More Races
    $51,601 ± $4,191

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Virginia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sussex County, VA is from Virginia.
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2018 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2019, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.00766% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8702.01
  2. Census Tract 8703
  3. Census Tract 8701

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sussex County, VA was Census Tract 8702.01 with a value of $51,506, followed by Census Tract 8703 and Census Tract 8701, with respective values of $46,425 and $40,375.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Sussex County, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sussex County, VA (1.38k out of 7.89k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

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. Black
    891 ± 172
  2. White
    421 ± 110
  3. Hispanic
    47 ± 95

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

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

3.34k
2018 Value
± 366
24.4%
1 Year growth
± 12.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Sussex County, VA grew at a rate of 24.4%, from 2.68k employees to 3.34k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sussex County, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (398 people), Management Occupations (322 people), and Material Moving Occupations (310 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sussex County, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sussex County, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (398 people), Management Occupations (322 people), and Material Moving Occupations (310 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sussex County, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.5 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.96 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sussex County, VA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($95,417), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,333), and Management Occupations ($53,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.34k
2018 Value
± 366
24.4%
1 Year growth
± 12.8%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Sussex County, VA grew at a rate of 24.4%, from 2.68k employees to 3.34k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sussex County, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (469 people), Manufacturing (458 people), and Retail Trade (351 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sussex County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Sussex County, VA 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, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (469 people), Manufacturing (458 people), and Retail Trade (351 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sussex County, VA has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.7 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.13 times), and Public Administration (2.07 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sussex County, VA, by median earnings, are Information ($90,278), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,917), and Utilities ($50,250).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $35.1B
  2. $31.5B
  3. $30.5B

In 2018, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $35.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($31.5B) and Electronics ($30.5B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$307B
2018 Value in Virginia
$648B
Projected 2045 Value in Virginia
111% growth

In 2018, total outbound Virginia trade was $307B. This is expected to increase 111% to $648B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia 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 Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.8B
  2. $20B
  3. $11.7B

In 2018, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $21.8B, followed by North Carolina with $20B and Pennsylvania and $11.7B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sussex County, VA was $126,300 in 2018, which is 0.55 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $121,600 to $126,300, a 3.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Sussex County, VA is 67.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sussex County, VA have an average commute time of 33.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sussex County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$126,300
2018 Median
± $11,461
$121,600
2017 Median
± $11,370

In 2018, the median property value in Sussex County, VA grew to to $126,300 from the previous year's value of $121,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sussex County, VA 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, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$45,801
Median Household Income
± $3,896
3.81k
Number of Households
± 355

In 2018, the median household income of the 3.81k households in Sussex County, VA grew to $45,801 from the previous year's value of $44,608.

The following chart displays the households in Sussex County, VA 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.2%
2018 Homeownership
70.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 67.2% of the housing units in Sussex County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sussex County, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

33.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sussex County, VA have a longer commute time (33.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 5.17% of the workforce in Sussex County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (82.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.05%)
  3. Other (3.73%)

In 2018, 82.5% of workers in Sussex County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.05%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (3.73%).

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, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sussex County, VA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

92.8% of the population of Sussex County, VA has health coverage, with 41.8% on employee plans, 17.1% on Medicaid, 19% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 2.22% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Sussex County, VA see 3746 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (3791 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5580 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5580 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.5%). Additionally, King and Queen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,746 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sussex County, VA

Primary care physicians in Sussex County, VA see an average of 3,746 patients per year. This represents a 1.19% decrease from the previous year (3,791 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sussex County, VA 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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$7,556
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Virginia
$4,218
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,361
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,677
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

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

7.24%
Uninsured
41.8%
Employer Coverage
17.1%
Medicaid
19%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
2.22%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sussex County, VA grew by 45.5% from 4.98% to 7.24%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sussex County, VA 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. 22.5% prevalence
  2. 22.5% prevalence
  3. 20.3% prevalence

Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 22.5%.

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

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