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The Sussex Census Designated Place had a population of 255 as of July 1, 2016. Sussex ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sussex is located at latitude 36.9174 and longitude -77.2719 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Sussex Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 108 feet.

The Sussex Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629041) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sussex population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sussex: Sussex Courthouse.

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


Total Population 255
Population in Households 238
Population in Familes 198
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 54
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 67
Average Household Size 3.55
Family Households 47
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 72 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $129,167
Average Home Value $144,444


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $59,154
Per Capita Income $24,162
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.06% -0.32%
Households -0.24% 0.0%
Families -0.34% -0.43%
Median Household Income   -1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.0%
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, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sussex to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 517 13th
Population Density1 # 580 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 196 67th
Median Household Income # 285 52nd
Per Capita Income # 333 44th

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