Sussex County is located in southern Delaware. The County Seat is Georgetown and the largest city is Seaford. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.sussexcountyde.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 210,849 and the 2010 census population was 197,115. The land area is 936.08 square miles and there are 210.6 persons per square mile.
82.5% of the population is White, 12.9% is Black or African American, 9.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.2% is Asian, 1.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.1% is two or more races. 85.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 22.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $236,600, there are 76,444 households, an average of 2.58 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,908, the median household income is $52,710, and 13.4% of the persons in Sussex County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 20,285. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,979,433, and sales per capita were $16,103. The percentage of black-owned firms is 4.5%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.3%.
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