Sussex County is located in southeastern Virginia. The County Seat is Sussex and the largest city is Waverly. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.sussexcountyva.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 11,767 and the 2010 census population was 12,083. The land area is 490.22 square miles and there are 24.7 persons per square mile.
40.4% of the population is White, 57.8% is Black or African American, 2.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 70% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $118,000, there are 3,704 households, an average of 2.19 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,546, the median household income is $39,635, and 15.3% of the persons in Sussex County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 515. Retail sales (in $1000) were $68,872, and sales per capita were $5,698. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.9%.
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