Sussex County, Delaware Population 2022

Sussex County, Delaware's estimated population is 248,733 with a growth rate of 1.98% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sussex County, Delaware is the 3rd largest county in Delaware. The 2010 Population was 197,885 and has seen a growth of 25.70% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
179020,4880.00%
180019,358-1,130-5.52%
181027,7508,39243.35%
182024,057-3,693-13.31%
183027,1153,05812.71%
184025,093-2,022-7.46%
185025,9368433.36%
186029,6153,67914.18%
187031,6962,0817.03%
188036,0184,32213.64%
189038,6472,6297.30%
190042,2763,6299.39%
191046,4134,1379.79%
192043,741-2,672-5.76%
193045,5071,7664.04%
194052,5026,99515.37%
195061,3368,83416.83%
196073,19511,85919.33%
197080,3567,1619.78%
198098,00417,64821.96%
1990113,22915,22515.54%
2010197,88584,65674.77%
2011200,3622,4771.25%
2012203,0342,6721.33%
2013206,2073,1731.56%
2014210,2634,0561.97%
2015214,6364,3732.08%
2016219,3214,6852.18%
2017224,3485,0272.29%
2018229,3895,0412.25%
2019234,2254,8362.11%
2020239,0614,8362.06%
2021243,8974,8362.02%
2022248,7334,8361.98%
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Sussex County, Delaware Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White186,57081.03%
Black or African American26,12211.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native9110.40%
Asian2,8541.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4310.19%
Some Other Race5,2782.29%
Two or More Races8,0833.51%
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Sussex County, Delaware Population by Race

Sussex County, Delaware Population Pyramid 2022

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Sussex County, Delaware Median Age

50.3


Total

48.6


Male

51.8


Female

Sussex County, Delaware Adults

There are 187,413 adults, (64,240 of whom are seniors) in Sussex County, Delaware.

Sussex County, Delaware Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

52.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Sussex County, Delaware Sex Ratio

Female

119,120

51.74%

Male

111,129

48.26%

Sussex County, Delaware Population by Age

Sussex County, Delaware Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sussex County, Delaware Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90.9%9.1%
All81.1%18.9%
Non Family72.7%27.3%
Male66.9%33.1%
Female62%38%

81.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sussex County, Delaware Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All94,2232.4181.1
Married50,6222.890.9
Male3,8143.5366.9
Female10,0633.5762
Non Family29,7241.2272.7

2.86

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Sussex County, Delaware Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,4203.71%
9th to 12th Grade12,6147.28%
High School Graduate53,36830.80%
Some College33,48719.33%
Associates Degree16,4849.51%
Bachelors Degree29,40616.97%
Graduate Degree21,49512.41%
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Sussex County, Delaware Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sussex County, Delaware Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian2,1151,604935
Other Race3,2472,0911,114
White139,407129,38644,845
2+ Races3,3352,713841
Native American762596165
Black17,45813,8832,360
Hispanic10,3345,9831,118
Islander100392

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.21%.

Sussex County, Delaware Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,219$42,244$33,586
Less Than 9th Grade$28,288$32,460$19,697
High School Graduate$32,491$39,318$26,014
Some College$36,750$43,458$32,292
Bachelors Degree$52,934$61,820$48,139
Graduate Degree$61,749$68,390$58,186

$38,219

Average Earnings

$42,244

Average Male

$33,586

Average Female

Sussex County, Delaware Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sussex County, Delaware Language by Age

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Sussex County, Delaware Language

89.07% of Sussex County, Delaware residents speak only English, while 10.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.33% of the population.

Sussex County, Delaware Language

Sussex County, Delaware Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Multiple7,9471,96124.68%
Hispanic20,7305,10324.62%
Native89821423.83%
Black25,1265,07520.20%
Asian2,85445716.01%
White169,82414,0898.30%
Other917NaN%

11.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.08%

Male Poverty Rate

13.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sussex County, Delaware

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sussex County, Delaware is Multiple, with 24.68% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.38%.

Sussex County, Delaware Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.10%
High School11.60%
Some College7.44%
Bachelors or Greater3.11%

Sussex County, Delaware Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.34%
Male Unemployed22.24%
Female Employed7.01%
Female Unemployed38.70%

Sussex County, Delaware Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sussex County, Delaware Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$64,905$87,691
Families$77,499$100,785
Married Families$87,049$111,823
Non Families$35,987$52,849
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Income by Household Type

Sussex County, Delaware Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.4%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Sussex County, Delaware Married by Age and Sex

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Sussex County, Delaware Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Sussex County, Delaware Marital Status by Race

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Sussex County, Delaware Marital Status

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17,757

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War1,743
First Gulf War2,420
Vietnam8,861
Korea1,656
World War II493

Sussex County, Delaware Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34591
35 to 542,139
55 to 642,529
65 to 746,627
75+5,871

Sussex County, Delaware Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White15,91110.18%
Black1,3266.78%
Native American728.88%
Asian241.05%
Islander188.70%
Other Race240.66%
2+ Races3828.82%
Hispanic3152.55%

Sussex County, Delaware Veterans by Race

Sussex County, Delaware Veterans by Education

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5.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sussex County, Delaware Veterans by Education

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55.3%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Sussex County, Delaware Employment by Age

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Sussex County, Delaware Employment by Race

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Sussex County, Delaware Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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39.18%

Born in Sussex County, Delaware

92.99%

Native Born

7.01%

Foreign Born

3.94%

Non Citizen

3.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.99% of Sussex County, Delaware residents were born in the United States, with 39.18% having been born in Delaware. 3.94% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sussex County, Delaware Place of Birth

  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

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