Sussex County NJ Information


Sussex County Subdivisions

Sussex County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 147,826
Daytime Population: Workers 45,896
Daytime Population: Residents 70,052
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 115,948
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 146,084
Population in Familes 126,553
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,742
Population Density2 285
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $87,210
Average Household Income $107,492
Per Capita Income $39,792


Total Housing Units 62,057 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,440 (71.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,702 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,915 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $296,957
Average Home Value $344,735


Total Households 54,142
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 40,143
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.13% -0.4%
Households -0.15% -0.42%
Families -0.17% -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.43%


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, 2017 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 Density # 20 10th
Diversity Index # 21 5th
Median Household Income # 6 76th
Per Capita Income # 7 71st

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