Sussex County, Virginia Population 2021

Sussex County, Virginia's estimated population is 10,995 with a growth rate of -0.74% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Sussex County, Virginia is the 113th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 12,011 and has seen a growth of -8.46% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202110,995-82-0.74%
202011,077-82-0.73%
201911,159-82-0.73%
201811,241-138-1.21%
201711,379-35-0.31%
201611,414-278-2.38%
201511,692-31-0.26%
201411,723-43-0.37%
201311,766-158-1.33%
201211,924-162-1.34%
201112,086750.62%
201012,0111,76317.20%
199010,248-626-5.76%
198010,874-590-5.15%
197011,464-947-7.63%
196012,411-374-2.93%
195012,7853002.40%
194012,4853853.18%
193012,100-734-5.72%
192012,834-830-6.07%
191013,6641,58213.09%
190012,0829828.85%
189011,1001,03810.32%
188010,0622,17727.61%
18707,885-2,290-22.51%
186010,1753553.62%
18509,820-1,409-12.55%
184011,229-1,491-11.72%
183012,7208367.03%
182011,8845224.59%
181011,3623002.71%
180011,0625134.86%
179010,5490.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.74%
County Website
Founded
1754
County Seat
2010 Population
12,011
Growth Since 2010
-8.46%
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Sussex County, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American6,28855.27%
White4,53539.86%
Two or More Races3212.82%
Asian1461.28%
Some Other Race870.76%
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Sussex County, Virginia Population by Race

Sussex County, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Sussex County, Virginia Median Age

41


Total

37


Male

47.9


Female

Sussex County, Virginia Adults

There are 9,588 adults, (1,969 of whom are seniors) in Sussex County, Virginia.

Sussex County, Virginia Age Dependency

49.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Sussex County, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

4,566

40.13%

Male

6,811

59.87%

Sussex County, Virginia Population by Age

Sussex County, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Sussex County, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.9%19.1%
Non Family72.8%27.2%
All69.2%30.8%
Female43.6%56.4%
Male34.5%65.5%

69.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Sussex County, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7942.3869.2
Married1,6563.0480.9
Non Family1,2841.1672.8
Female5993.0843.6
Male2552.6334.5

2.95

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Sussex County, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5116.09%
9th to 12th Grade1,14013.58%
High School Graduate3,56842.50%
Some College1,60719.14%
Associates Degree5005.96%
Bachelors Degree7428.84%
Graduate Degree3273.90%
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Sussex County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Sussex County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black4,5723,388396
White3,3252,931572
Hispanic22119961
2+ Races19815222
Asian14613141
Other Race574515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 90.05%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 28.08%.

Sussex County, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,300$30,179$30,378
Less Than 9th Grade$13,622$15,156$12,399
High School Graduate$26,814$31,629$24,094
Some College$32,891$32,800$33,214
Bachelors Degree$37,619$38,750$31,422
Graduate Degree$53,542$49,327$55,625

$30,300

Average Earnings

$30,179

Average Male

$30,378

Average Female

Sussex County, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Sussex County, Virginia Language by Age

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Sussex County, Virginia Language

95.26% of Sussex County, Virginia residents speak only English, while 4.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.38% of the population.

Sussex County, Virginia Language

Sussex County, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,71972115.28%
White3,82539110.22%
Hispanic2395824.27%
Multiple1844222.83%
Other422764.29%
Asian13464.48%

13.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.56%

Male Poverty Rate

13.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Sussex County, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Sussex County, Virginia is Other, with 64.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Sussex County, Virginia is Asian, with 4.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.60%.

Sussex County, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.27%
High School12.40%
Some College8.98%
Bachelors or Greater2.16%

Sussex County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed38.16%
Male Unemployed23.85%
Female Employed6.13%
Male Employed4.19%

Sussex County, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Sussex County, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,487$60,202
Families$61,100$69,002
Married Families$73,297-
Non Families$28,482$39,583
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Income by Household Type

Sussex County, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Sussex County, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Sussex County, Virginia 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, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Sussex County, Virginia Marital Status

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974

Number of Veterans

794

Male Veterans

180

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War298
Second Gulf War262
Vietnam254
Korea52
World War II20

Sussex County, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54392
65 to 74227
55 to 64129
75+125
18 to 34101

Sussex County, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White47012.44%
Black4688.78%
2+ Races2911.89%
Asian74.79%

Sussex County, Virginia Veterans by Race

Sussex County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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2.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Sussex County, Virginia Veterans by Education

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45.9%

Labor Force Participation

42.4%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Sussex County, Virginia Employment by Age

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Sussex County, Virginia Employment by Race

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Sussex County, Virginia 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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77.97%

Born in Sussex County, Virginia

97.69%

Native Born

2.31%

Foreign Born

1.30%

Non Citizen

1.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.69% of Sussex County, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 77.97% having been born in Virginia. 1.30% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Sussex County, Virginia 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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