Sussex County, Delaware Population 2018

Sussex County, Delaware's estimated population is 225,322 with a growth rate of 2.38% 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
2017215,551-9,771-4.34%
2017225,3225,2292.38%
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
White176,511
Black or African American26,592
Two or More Races4,895
Some Other Race3,855
Asian2,589
American Indian and Alaska Native917
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander192

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Sussex County, Delaware Population Pyramid 2018

2,0004,0006,0008,00010,000 Male Population2,0004,0006,0008,00010,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Sussex County, Delaware Median Age

48.3


Total

46.9


Male

49.7


Female

Sussex County, Delaware Adults

There are 174,039 adults, (54,234 of whom are seniors) in Sussex County, Delaware.

Sussex County, Delaware Age Dependency

79.9

Age Dependency Ratio

45.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Sussex County, Delaware Sex Ratio

Female

111,037

51.51%

Male

104,514

48.49%

Sussex County, Delaware Households and Families

Sussex County, Delaware Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Sussex County, Delaware Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88%12%
All79.2%20.8%
Male74.7%25.3%
Non Family72.7%27.3%
Female56.6%43.4%

79.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sussex County, Delaware Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All86,3222.4679.2
Married46,4132.8888
Non Family26,8151.2472.7
Female9,7153.4556.6
Male3,3793.5374.7

2.92

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.9%

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 Grade7,0594.43%
9th to 12th Grade13,9808.77%
High School Graduate53,26833.41%
Some College29,89618.75%
Associates Degree15,1839.52%
Bachelors Degree23,09414.49%
Graduate Degree16,94110.63%

Sussex County, Delaware Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White128,506116,57336,290
Black17,04712,8871,594
Hispanic9,8695,644900
Multiple Races1,9201,602326
Other Race1,904962197
Asian1,8141,547882
Native American56634277
Islander7552

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.71%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 48.62%.

Sussex County, Delaware Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,098$38,614$31,465
Less Than High School$24,788$28,227$20,798
High School Grad$29,882$35,312$23,206
Some College$35,109$40,571$32,246
Bachelors Degree$47,759$54,539$42,382
Graduate Degree$61,474$61,425$61,490

$35,098

Average Earnings

$38,614

Average Male

$31,465

Average Female

Sussex County, Delaware Language

Sussex County, Delaware Language by Age

Sussex County, Delaware Language

89.29% of Sussex County, Delaware residents speak only English, while 10.71% 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
White159,45113,1378.24%
Black25,6356,15023.99%
Hispanic19,5614,97525.43%
Other3,8251,42837.33%
Multiple4,8731,15323.66%
Native77815920.44%
Asian2,5811224.73%

12.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.44%

Male Poverty Rate

13.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sussex County, Delaware

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sussex County, Delaware is Other, with 37.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sussex County, Delaware is Asian, with 4.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.21%.

Sussex County, Delaware Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.99%
High School10.83%
Some College7.01%
Bachelors or Greater3.70%

Sussex County, Delaware Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.41%
Male Unemployed24.05%
Female Employed7.38%
Male Employed4.38%

Sussex County, Delaware Income

Sussex County, Delaware Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$57,901$77,328
Families$67,842$86,910
Married Families$76,690$96,890
Non Families$36,243$51,927

Sussex County, Delaware Marital Status

Sussex County, Delaware Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.2%

Male Marriage Rate

52.4%

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


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Sussex County, Delaware Veterans

Sussex County, Delaware Veterans by War

18,839

Number of Veterans

17,840

Male Veterans

999

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam8,770
First Gulf War2,308
Korea1,984
Second Gulf War1,363
World War II897

Sussex County, Delaware Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 747,093
75+5,286
55 to 643,145
35 to 542,575
18 to 34740

Sussex County, Delaware Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White17,11711.68%
Black1,3406.78%
Hispanic2372.02%
2 or More2219.63%
Indian8612.11%
Other291.20%
Hawaiian2723.48%
Asian190.92%

Sussex County, Delaware Veterans by Education

4.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sussex County, Delaware Employment Status

Sussex County, Delaware Employment by Age

56.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

6.1%

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