Sussex County NJ Information

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Sussex County NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sussex County to the other 21 counties and county equivalents in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 24th
Population Density1 # 20 10th
Diversity Index2 # 21 5th
Median Household Income # 4 86th
Per Capita Income # 6 76th

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Sussex County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 149,175
Population in Households 147,433
Population in Familes 127,626
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,742
Population Density1 287
Diversity Index2 26
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 55,265
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 40,955
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 63,190 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45,916 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,349 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,925 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $263,267
Average Home Value $300,084
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $90,489
Average Household Income $108,442
Per Capita Income $40,378
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.01% -0.21%
Households 0.22% -0.1%
Families 0.18% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   3.04%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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