Sussex, Virginia Population 2024

40

Sussex is a city located in Dinwiddie County, Surry County, and Sussex County Virginia. Sussex has a 2024 population of 40. It is also the county seat of Sussex County. Sussex is currently declining at a rate of -72.41% annually and its population has decreased by -88.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 355 in 2020.

The average household income in Sussex is $56,416 with a poverty rate of 12.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Sussex is 58.3 years, 42.3 years for males, and 63.1 years for females.

Sussex Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Sussex was:

  • White: 77.24%
  • Black or African American: 19.31%
  • Two or more races: 3.45%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
8.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-88.73% (-315)
The current population of Sussex, Virginia is 40 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 355.

Sussex, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11277.24%
Black or African American2819.31%
Two or more races53.45%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Sussex Population by Race

Sussex Population Pyramid 2024

Sussex Median Age

58.3

Total

42.3

Male

63.1

Female

Sussex Adults

There are 134 adults, (27 of whom are seniors) in Sussex.

Sussex Age Dependency

35.5

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

10.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Sussex Sex Ratio

Female6947.59%
Male7652.41%

Sussex Population by Age

Sussex Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All831.5780.719.3
Married481.981000
Non Family35054.345.7
Male0000
Female0000

1.98

Average Family Size

1.57

Average Household Size

80.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Sussex Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade4031.01%
Associates Degree43.1%
Bachelors Degree43.1%
Graduate Degree32.33%
High School Graduate2418.6%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College5441.86%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Sussex Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sussex Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White99617
Black25240
2+ Races540
Hispanic210

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 96%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 7.07%.

Sussex Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$6,188$6,188$0
Less Than 9th Grade$11,318$0$0
Overall$0$0$0
Some College$0$0$53,618

$0

Average Earnings

$0

Average Male

$0

Average Female

Sussex Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sussex Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Sussex Language

98.62% of Sussex residents speak only English, while 1.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.38% of the population.

Sussex Language

Sussex Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1081614.81%

12.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.4%

Male Poverty Rate

0%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sussex

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sussex is White, with 14.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sussex is White, with 14.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 0%.

Sussex Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College29.09%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
High School0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Sussex Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed30.77%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Sussex Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sussex Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$78,581$74,650
Households$54,803$56,416
Married Families$78,581$-999,999,999
Non Families-$-999,999,999

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Sussex Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.8%

Male Marriage Rate

69.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Sussex Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Sussex Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Sussex Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Sussex Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

20

Number of Veterans

20

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0
Vietnam0
Korea0
World War II0

Sussex Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7420
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640
75+0

Sussex Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2019.8%

Sussex Veterans by Race

Sussex Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sussex Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

82.8%

Labor Force Participation

80.6%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Sussex Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Sussex Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Sussex Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

57.93%

Born in Sussex

99.31%

Native Born

0.69%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.31% of Sussex residents were born in the United States, with 57.93% having been born in Virginia. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sussex Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202340-105-72.41%
2022145-142-49.48%
2021287-68-19.15%
2020355-1-0.28%
20193569234.85%
20182647741.18%
20171875137.5%
2016136-9-6.21%
20151451814.17%
2014127-14-9.93%
2013141-25-15.06%
2012166-112-40.29%
2011278228.59%
201025600%

Sussex Population by Year