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Sussex County
  • County in Delaware

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
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  2. Housing
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  3. Nightlife
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  4. Good for Families
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  5. Diversity
    grade B+
  6. Jobs
    grade B
  7. Weather
    grade B minus
  8. Cost of Living
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  9. Health & Fitness
    grade B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
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  11. Commute
    grade C+

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Sussex County is located in Delaware with a population of 224,384. In Sussex County, most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Sussex County and residents tend to be conservative.

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Population
224,384

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$258,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,030
National
$1,062
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    369.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    1.7
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    75
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    160.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    638.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    3,630
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    97.1
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade unavailable
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    27%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    national  12%

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