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Encyclopedia > Sussex County, Delaware

Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. As of 2000 the population was 156,638. the county seat is Georgetown. Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: The First State Other U.S. States Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner Official languages None Area 6,452 km² (49th)  - Land 5,068 km²  - Water 1,387 km² (21. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Seal of the Town of Georgetown Georgetown is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ...

Sussex County, Delaware
County seal
Location of Sussex County, Delaware
Location in the state of Delaware
Formed 1683
Seat Georgetown
Area
 - Total
 - Water

3,097 km² (1,196 mi²)
668 km² (258 mi²) 21.58%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

156,638
64/km²
www.sussexcounty.net
Contents

Sussex County Seal File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... State nickname: The First State Other U.S. States Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner Official languages None Area 6,452 km² (49th)  - Land 5,068 km²  - Water 1,387 km² (21. ... Events June 6 - The Ashmolean Museum opens as the worlds first university museum. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Seal of the Town of Georgetown Georgetown is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ...

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,097 km² (1,196 mi²). 2,428 km² (938 mi²) of it is land and 668 km² (258 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 21.58% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 156,638 people, 62,577 households, and 43,866 families residing in the county. The population density is 64/km² (167/mi²). There are 93,070 housing units at an average density of 38/km² (99/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 80.35% White, 14.89% Black or African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.02% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 4.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 62,577 households out of which 27.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.90% are married couples living together, 11.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% are non-families. 24.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 2.88. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $39,208, and the median income for a family is $45,203. Males have a median income of $30,811 versus $23,625 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,328. 10.50% of the population and 7.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.00% of those under the age of 18 and 8.40% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for an area may be defined as the total personal income in an area, divided by the number of people in that area. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Sussex County Flag
Sussex County Flag

Basic map of Sussex County, Delaware from the Delaware DataMIL (datamil. ... Sussex County Flag File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Seal of the Town of Bethany Beach Bethany Beach is an incorporated town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Bethel is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Blades is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Bridgeville is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Dagsboro is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Delmar is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km²  - Water 6,968 km² (21%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,296,486 (19th)  - Density 165 /km² (5th) Admission into... Dewey Beach is an incorporated town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Ellendale is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Fenwick Island is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Frankford is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Seal of the Town of Georgetown Georgetown is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Greenwood is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Henlopen Acres is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Laurel is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Seal of the City of Lewes Lewes (pronounced LOO-is) is an incorporated city located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Long Neck is a census-designated place located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Milford is a city located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Millsboro is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Millville is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Milton is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Ocean View is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Rehoboth Beach is a city located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Seaford is a city located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Selbyville is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Slaughter Beach is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... South Bethany is an incorporated town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ...

External links

  • Sussex County webpage (http://www.sussexcounty.net/)
  • Sussex County Sheriff (http://www.sussexsheriff.com/Home.htm/)
  • Delaware Map Data (http://datamil.udel.edu/)
Regions of Delaware
Delaware Valley | Cape Region
Counties
Kent | New Castle | Sussex

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Sussex County, Delaware - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (374 words)
Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware.
In the county the population is spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $39,208, and the median income for a family is $45,203.
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