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The Sussex Census Designated Place had a population of 243 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Sussex: Sussex Courthouse.

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Sussex, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 243
Daytime Population: Workers 421
Daytime Population: Residents 97
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 518
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.13
Population in Households 226
Population in Familes 188
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 52
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $51,563
Average Household Income $62,688
Per Capita Income $25,889


Total Housing Units 72 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $152,778
Average Home Value $163,415


Total Households 64
Average Household Size 3.53
Family Households 44
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.72% -0.67%
Households -0.83% -0.63%
Families -1.19% -0.93%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   2.04%

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, 2017 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 # 521 12th
Population Density # 580 2nd
Diversity Index # 186 69th
Median Household Income # 280 53rd
Per Capita Income # 306 49th

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