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Sussex County, Delaware Facts

Facts
State Delaware
Land area 936.1 square miles
Population Density 210.6 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 206,649
Population change 4.8%
Under 5 years of age 5.5%
Under 18 19.6%
65 and over 23.4%
Females 51.4%
White 82.5
Hispanic or Latino of any race 9.2
Asian 1.2%
Two or more races 2.1%
Black or African American 12.9%
Native American 1.3%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 86%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 22.2%
Veterans 20,401
Households and Housing
Households 76,444
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 88%
Median household income $52,710
The per capita income $26,908
Live below the poverty line. 13.4%
housing units 126,578
Multi-unit structures 11%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $236,600
Residents owning their homes. 79%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 20,285
Women-owned firms 24.3%
Asian-owned firms 1.6%
Hispanic-owned firms 1.7%
Black-owned firms 4.5%
Native American-owned firms 0.5%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $2,979,433
Retail sales per capita $16,103
Manufacturers shipments $3,049,335
Merchant wholesaler sales $0