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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Sussex is a neighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia with a population of 4,458. Living in Sussex offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Sussex there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Sussex and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Sussex are above average.
About Sussex...
Population
4,458

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$183,464
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$960
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    70%
  • Own
    30%
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Sussex Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,378
National
$55,322
Families with Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Sussex Reviews

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I hated it here when i got here, but improved.
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Cost of housing is my biggest concern with this area. Many properties in surrounding cities offer more for the same price.
There are bad areas here just like every city.