Sussex County is located in northernmost New Jersey. The County Seat is Newton and the largest city is Vernon Township. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.sussex.nj.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 144,909 and the 2010 census population was 148,869. The land area is 519.01 square miles and there are 287.6 persons per square mile.
94.3% of the population is White, 2.1% is Black or African American, 7% is Hispanic or Latino, 2% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 93.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 32.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $285,800, there are 54,746 households, an average of 2.67 persons per household. The per capita income is $37,949, the median household income is $87,335, and 5.7% of the persons in Sussex County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 14,840. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,722,382, and sales per capita were $11,359. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.8%.
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