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Sussex County, DE


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Salisbury, MD-DE
Designated Market Area: Salisbury, MD-DE
USDA County Type (2015): Recreation/Tourism, Retirement Destination
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Graying America

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2022 population: 255,956   ( 58,811 from 2010)
Land area: 936.2 square miles
Population density: 273.4 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:193,072 75.43% 29.6%
Black:28,14110.99% 14.7%
Indian:9890.39% 7.0%
Asian:3,6251.42% 83.8%
2+ races:5,2512.05% 53.5%
Hispanic:24,8789.72% 46.7%
Total non-White:62,88424.57% 30.7%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:4,928 10.4
Deaths:7,63716.1
Net Migration: 21,12944.5
Net Immigration: 5021.1
Change in White population:44,047 22.3
Change in Non-White pop.:14,764 7.5




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
197,145
149,02575.59%
24,54412.45%
9240.47%
1,9721.00%
3,4211.74%
16,9548.60%
48,12024.41%

2000
156,638
122,88878.45%
23,01714.69%
7550.48%
1,2040.77%
1,6991.08%
6,9154.41%
33,75021.55%

1990
113,229
91,75981.04%
18,84716.65%
7730.68%
6290.56%
n/a
1,2211.08%
21,47018.96%

1980
98,004
78,33779.93%
17,67218.03%
5990.61%
4500.46%
n/a
9140.93%
19,66720.07%

1970
80,356
62,97278.37%
16,30920.30%
3100.39%
1160.14%
n/a
4870.61%
17,384 21.63%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
20,812 13.3
17,21211.0
29,70919.0
3,4122.2
26,137 16.7
14,370 9.2
1990's
NumberRate
17,954 15.9
14,95013.2
24,06821.3
1,9391.7
31,129 27.5
12,280 10.8
1980's
NumberRate
15,865 16.2
11,651 11.9
11,663 11.9
n/a
13,422 13.7
1,803 1.8
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
12,348 15.4
n/a
15,365 19.1
2,283 2.8

Age, Family & Household Data for Sussex County, DE

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
51.3
43,517 17.0%
212,439 83.0%
70,195 27.4%
99,858
2.38
67,924 68.0%
52,846 77.8%
5,179 7.6%
31,934 32.0%

2010
NumberPercent
45.4
40,307 20.4%
156,838 79.6%
41,073 20.8%
79,368
2.45
53,698 67.7%
40,716 75.8%
4,856 9.0%
25,670 32.3%

2000
NumberPercent
41.1
35,219 22.5%
121,419 77.5%
29,032 18.5%
62,582
2.45
44,090 70.5%
35,182 79.8%
4,087 9.3%
18,492 29.5%

1990
NumberPercent
36.7
27,040 23.9%
86,189 76.1%
18,965 16.7%
43,483
2.56
32,150 73.9%
26,092 81.2%
2,271 7.1%
11,333 26.1%

1980
NumberPercent
32.6
26,913 27.5%
71,091 72.5%
13,161 13.4%
35,266
2.73
26,920 76.3%
22,737 84.5%
1,813 6.7%
8,346 23.7%

2022 Housing Data for Sussex County, DE

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units144,210 
Median Value$324,400 
Occupied99,85869.2%
Vacant44,35230.8%
Owned81,32581.4%
Rented18,53318.6%
Median Rent$1,162 
Single-Family Units108,48175.2%
    Detached94,00565.2%
    Attached14,47610.0%
Buldings with 5+ Units11,3667.9%
Mobile Homes20,30214.1%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Sussex County, DE

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0003,8493.9%
$10,000 to $14,9993,5613.6%
$15,000 to $19,9993,3553.4%
$20,000 to $24,9993,2273.2%
$25,000 to $29,9993,6083.6%
$30,000 to $34,9993,6803.7%
$35,000 to $39,9993,8823.9%
$40,000 to $44,9994,1634.2%
$45,000 to $49,9993,6373.6%
$50,000 to $59,9997,4157.4%
$60,000 to $74,9999,2349.2%
$75,000 to $99,99914,62914.6%
$100,000 to $124,99910,49010.5%
$125,000 to $149,9996,9216.9%
$150,000 to $199,9998,7558.8%
$200,000 or more9,4529.5%
Median Household Income75,406 
Per Capita Income42,958 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state87 
Compared to U.S.92 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI4,8454.9%
Public Assistance2,1202.1%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps11,33911.4%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed83,55770.2%
Unemployed4,4173.7%
In Armed Forces1600.1%
Total Labor Force88,13474.0%
Not in Labor Force30,95026.0%
Real Unemployment Rate 29.7%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector37,20430,24955.2%
Non-Profit2,5656,14129.5%
Self-Employed7,8644,57463.2%
Local Government2,7282,93348.2%
State Government3,0184,72439.0%
Federal Government74289945.2%
Total Private + Self45,06834,82356.4%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.9,05314,69738.1%
Total54,12149,52052.2%
Pct. Govt.14.5%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts15,18614.6%
Sales and Office Occupations22,61121.8%
Professional, Technical21,03120.2%
Service Occupations21,04820.3%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing8010.8%
All others23,98523.1%
White Collar 56.6%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance15,24314.7%
Retail trade13,22712.7%
Construction10,35810.0%
Educational services8,7568.4%
Manufacturing8,1717.9%
Accommodation and food services7,8487.6%
Professional, scientific, technical5,7735.6%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.5,5875.4%
Public administration5,3185.1%
Other services5,1114.9%
Transportation and warehousing4,0053.9%
Finance and insurance3,7043.6%
Real estate and rental and leasing2,5712.5%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting2,3882.3%
Arts, entertainment, recreation1,9531.9%
Wholesale trade1,8951.8%
Information1,0591.0%
Utilities7580.7%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction800.1%
Management560.1%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Sussex County, DE

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican6,8302.84%
Puerto Rican2,9811.24%
Cuban3260.14%
Dominican9030.38%
Total Central American9,8334.09%
Costa Rican170.01%
Guatemalan8,4603.52%
Honduran4010.17%
Nicaraguan770.03%
Panamanian190.01%
Salvadoran8590.36%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American8640.36%
Argentinean650.03%
Bolivian20.00%
Chilean1670.07%
Colombian2650.11%
Ecuadorian1500.06%
Paraguayan440.02%
Peruvian640.03%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan990.04%
Other South American80.00%
Other Hispanic1,1120.46%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Vietnamese5830.24%
Indian5770.24%
Filipino5740.24%
Korean3150.13%
Chinese2420.10%
Laotian990.04%
Japanese380.02%
Thai310.01%
Cambodian100.00%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English203,29588.7%
Spanish17,4757.6%
French, Haitian, Cajun2,7431.2%
Other Indo-European1,8980.8%
Russian, Polish, other Slavic7230.3%
Other6390.3%
German, other Germanic4960.2%
Other Asian4950.2%
Vietnamese4890.2%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
Irish40,10816.7%
German35,84214.9%
English33,29513.8%
Italian19,4508.1%
American17,6067.3%
Polish8,8373.7%
Scottish5,2382.2%
European3,7341.6%
French3,2651.4%
Dutch2,3611.0%
Scotch-Irish2,0450.8%
Haitian2,0150.8%
Welsh1,8580.8%
Russian1,8560.8%
British1,6560.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen230,97696.0%
Not a citizen9,6924.0%
Native222,70192.5%
Foreign-born17,9677.5%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Sussex County, DE

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
5,956 3.3%12,064 6.6%55,407 30.4%50,968 28.0%33,162 18.2%24,573 13.5%
  Average years of education: 13.6
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 5,956 3.3%
9-12 Years 12,064 6.6%
H.S. Grad or GED 55,407 30.4%
Some College 50,968 28.0%
Bach. Degree 33,162 18.2%
Grad Degree 24,573 13.5%
Average years of education: 13.6

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Sussex County, DE

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 61,799 59,825 1,974 3.2% 4.4%
1991 62,513 59,613 2,900 4.6% 5.9%
1992 64,719 61,887 2,832 4.4% 5.2%
1993 66,073 62,768 3,305 5.0% 4.9%
1994 66,803 63,439 3,364 5.0% 4.7%
1995 68,522 65,373 3,149 4.6% 4.3%
1996 68,961 65,965 2,996 4.3% 5.0%
1997 69,554 66,886 2,668 3.8% 4.0%
1998 70,683 68,159 2,524 3.6% 3.5%
1999 71,860 68,968 2,892 4.0% 3.3%
2000 79,367 76,410 2,957 3.7% 3.6%
2001 81,495 78,514 2,981 3.7% 3.6%
2002 82,775 79,507 3,268 3.9% 4.3%
2003 82,501 79,262 3,239 3.9% 4.5%
2004 85,397 82,046 3,351 3.9% 4.3%
2005 90,407 86,789 3,618 4.0% 4.5%
2006 92,686 89,412 3,274 3.5% 3.9%
2007 93,029 89,754 3,275 3.5% 3.6%
2008 94,505 89,664 4,841 5.1% 5.0%
2009 92,605 84,901 7,704 8.3% 8.4%
2010 90,518 82,581 7,937 8.8% 8.7%
2011 92,017 84,850 7,167 7.8% 7.6%
2012 93,026 86,418 6,608 7.1% 7.1%
2013 92,384 86,152 6,232 6.7% 6.6%
2014 94,687 89,345 5,342 5.6% 5.6%
2015 97,463 92,732 4,731 4.9% 4.8%
2016 100,352 95,852 4,500 4.5% 4.5%
2017 103,190 98,626 4,564 4.4% 4.4%
2018 105,790 101,894 3,896 3.7% 3.7%
2019 108,232 104,273 3,959 3.7% 3.7%
2020 106,004 98,014 7,990 7.5% 7.8%
2021 111,025 105,509 5,516 5.0% 5.5%
2022 111,955 107,009 4,946 4.4% 4.5%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com