Sussex County, Delaware Population 2018

Sussex County, Delaware's estimated population is 225,322 with a growth rate of 6.67% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sussex County, Delaware is the 2nd largest county in Delaware.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017225,32214,0986.67%
2016211,224-8,869-4.03%
2016220,0934,9052.28%
2015215,1884,5122.14%
2014210,6764,1982.03%
2013206,4783,1721.56%
2012203,3062,8531.42%
2011200,4532,5451.29%
2010197,90884,67974.79%
1990113,22915,22515.54%
198098,00417,64821.96%
197080,3567,1619.78%
196073,19511,85919.33%
195061,3368,83416.83%
194052,5026,99515.37%
193045,5071,7664.04%
192043,741-2,672-5.76%
191046,4134,1379.79%
190042,2763,6299.39%
189038,6472,6297.30%
188036,0184,32213.64%
187031,6962,0817.03%
186029,6153,67914.18%
185025,9368433.36%
184025,093-2,022-7.46%
183027,1153,05812.71%
182024,057-3,693-13.31%
181027,7508,39243.35%
180019,358-1,130-5.52%
179020,4880.00%

Sussex County, Delaware Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White172,791
Black or African American26,428
Two or More Races4,543
Some Other Race3,876
Asian2,414
American Indian and Alaska Native1,024
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander148

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Sussex County, Delaware Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Sussex County, Delaware Median Age

47.6


Total

46.1


Male

48.9


Female

Sussex County, Delaware Adults

There are 169,824 adults, (51,116 of which are seniors) in Sussex County, Delaware.

Sussex County, Delaware Age Dependency

77.8

Age Dependency Ratio

43.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Sussex County, Delaware Sex Ratio

Female

108,771

51.50%

Male

102,453

48.50%

Sussex County, Delaware Households and Families

Sussex County, Delaware Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Sussex County, Delaware Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.3%12.7%
All77.7%22.3%
Non Family72%28%
Male70.3%29.7%
Female54.6%45.4%

77.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sussex County, Delaware Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All83,3872.577.7
Married43,0072.9387.3
Non Family26,7621.2672
Female10,0843.5654.6
Male3,5343.6470.3

2.98

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Sussex County, Delaware Households

Sussex County, Delaware Education

Sussex County, Delaware Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,3354.73%
9th to 12th Grade14,0739.07%
High School Graduate53,84334.69%
Some College28,76818.53%
Associates Degree14,1239.10%
Bachelors Degree21,62413.93%
Graduate Degree15,4499.95%

Sussex County, Delaware Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White125,217112,92433,385
Black16,71312,4981,560
Hispanic9,6665,404904
Other Race1,8691,001231
Multiple Races1,7221,392326
Asian1,6341,390798
Native American59340177
Islander6145

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.18%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 48.84%.

Sussex County, Delaware Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,187$36,842$30,349
Less Than High School$23,355$26,474$20,193
High School Grad$28,361$34,697$22,191
Some College$34,040$40,006$31,383
Bachelors Degree$45,833$51,771$41,225
Graduate Degree$60,362$58,438$61,062

$33,187

Average Earnings

$36,842

Average Male

$30,349

Average Female

Sussex County, Delaware Language

Sussex County, Delaware Language by Age

Sussex County, Delaware Language

89.81% of Sussex County, Delaware residents speak only English, while 10.19% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.57% of the population.

Sussex County, Delaware Poverty

Sussex County, Delaware Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White155,87513,5868.72%
Black25,4816,40725.14%
Hispanic19,2305,82230.28%
Other3,8421,31634.25%
Multiple4,51589719.87%
Asian2,4061596.61%
Native85110011.75%

12.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.45%

Male Poverty Rate

14.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sussex County, Delaware

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sussex County, Delaware is Other, with 34.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sussex County, Delaware is Asian, with 6.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.29%.

Sussex County, Delaware Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.99%
High School10.98%
Some College7.27%
Bachelors or Greater4.21%

Sussex County, Delaware Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.95%
Male Unemployed22.42%
Female Employed7.30%
Male Employed5.20%

Sussex County, Delaware Income

Sussex County, Delaware Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,218$72,097
Families$64,432$80,799
Married Families$73,806$90,658
Non Families$35,272$50,255

Sussex County, Delaware Marital Status

Sussex County, Delaware Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Sussex County, Delaware Married by Age and Sex

Sussex County, Delaware Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Sussex County, Delaware Marital Status by Race

Sussex County, Delaware Veterans

Sussex County, Delaware Veterans by War

19,502

Number of Veterans

18,429

Male Veterans

1,073

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam8,817
First Gulf War2,235
Korea2,164
Second Gulf War1,186
World War II1,138

Sussex County, Delaware Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 747,201
75+5,368
55 to 643,579
35 to 542,705
18 to 34649

Sussex County, Delaware Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White17,83412.47%
Black1,3977.15%
Hispanic2191.89%
2 or More1145.61%
Indian8410.78%
Other291.16%
Hawaiian2830.77%
Asian160.86%

Sussex County, Delaware Veterans by Education

5.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sussex County, Delaware Employment Status

Sussex County, Delaware Employment by Age

56.8%

Labor Force Participation

52.7%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Sussex County, Delaware Employment by Race

Sussex County, Delaware Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Sussex County, Delaware

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Milford 958810979139114.51%
Seaford6896773684012.18%
Georgetown6434720677212.00%
Millsboro3864429342911.10%
Laurel3705416045512.28%
Lewes2739307433512.23%
Milton2571287930811.98%
Selbyville2157242126412.24%
Bridgeville2050230225212.29%
Ocean View1839207623712.89%
Delmar1594176517110.73%
Rehoboth Beach1323148816512.47%
Blades1240138014011.29%
Bethany Beach1057119413712.96%
Greenwood968108511712.09%
Frankford84695110512.41%
Dagsboro7808789812.56%
Millville5386026411.90%
South Bethany4495085913.14%
Fenwick Island3784264812.70%
Ellendale3814234211.02%
Dewey Beach3363794312.80%
Slaughter Beach2072332612.56%
Bethel1711922112.28%
Henlopen Acres1221381613.11%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990