Sussex County VA Information


Sussex County Subdivisions

Sussex County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,347
Population in Households 9,697
Population in Familes 7,815
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,650
Population Density1 25
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 4,089
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,675
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,889 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,749 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,340 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 800 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $122,307
Average Home Value $146,099


Median Household Income $38,842
Average Household Income $47,381
Per Capita Income $18,356
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.05%
Households 0.38% 0.09%
Families 0.25% 0.01%
Median Household Income   -0.97%
Per Capita Income   0.01%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Sussex County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sussex County to the other 134 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 110 19th
Population Density1 # 129 4th
Diversity Index2 # 38 72nd
Median Household Income # 97 28th
Per Capita Income # 129 4th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.