Sussex County, NJ

143,673 Population
518 square miles 279.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.6%
was 1.6%
Ranked 17th Highest in NJ
Population Density
279.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
47.6%
was 46.1%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
6.9%
was 8.2%
Ranked 18th Highest in NJ
Percent Under 18
21.1%
was 22.0%
Ranked 18th Highest in NJ
Percent 65 and Over
15.5%
was 14.1%
Ranked 11th Highest in NJ

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.3
was 5.2
Ranked 8th Lowest in NJ
Percent Living in Poverty
4.8%
was 5.8%
Ranked 1st Lowest in NJ
Median Household Income
$85,086
was $88,407
Ranked 6th Highest in NJ
Gini Income Distribution
 
43.3
41.4
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,240
Ranked 15th Highest in NJ
Patents per 100,000
31
Ranked 10th Highest in NJ

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
was 0.7
Ranked 18th Highest in NJ
Violent Crimes per 100,000
30.0
was 46.2
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
189.7
was 318.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
62,333
was 62,150
Ranked 17th Highest in NJ
Median Rent
$1,159
was $1,170
Ranked 12th Highest in NJ
Total Building Permits
262
was 267
 
Occupied Housing Units
53,190
was 54,765
 
Homeownership Rate
81.7%
was 83.5%
Ranked 2nd Highest in NJ
Single Family Building Permits
165
was 164
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
120.3
was 120.0
Ranked 18th Highest in NJ
Rental Vacancy Rate
48.5%
was 45.0%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NJ
Multifamily Building Permits
97
was 103
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.7
was 2.6
Ranked 14th Highest in NJ
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.2
was 4.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.8
was 1.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
98.1%
was 92.4%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
93.6%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.6%
was 99.9%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
94.7%
was 94.2%
Ranked 3rd Highest in NJ
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
35.8%
was 34.9%
Ranked 10th Highest in NJ

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