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Sussex County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Sussex County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the U.S.
Seat Sussex
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

491 sq mi (1,272 km²)

2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.43%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12,504
26/sq mi (10/km²)
Founded 1754
Website http://sussexcounty.govoffice.com

Sussex County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 12,504. Its county seat is Sussex[1]. The County is named after the county of Sussex, England.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 493 square miles (1,276 km²), of which, 491 square miles (1,271 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.43%) is water.

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Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,504 people, 4,126 households, and 2,809 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 4,653 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 36.39% White, 62.13% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,126 households out of which 28.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.00% were married couples living together, 18.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 19.60% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 34.40% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 135.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 142.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,007, and the median income for a family was $36,739. Males had a median income of $29,307 versus $22,001 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,670. About 12.80% of families and 16.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.30% of those under age 18 and 19.20% of those age 65 or over.

Sussex County Public Schools

High School

  • Sussex Central High School

Middle School

  • Sussex Central Middle School

Elementary Schools

  • Ellen Warren Chambliss Elementary
  • Jefferson Elementary School

Charter/Tech

Detention Center

Communities

Towns

Unincorporated

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 36°56′N 77°16′W / 36.93°N 77.26°W / 36.93; -77.26


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Sussex County, Virginia
Map
File:Map of Virginia highlighting Sussex County.png
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the USA highlighting Virginia
Virginia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded information needed
Seat Sussex
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,276 km² (491 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
5 km² (2 mi²), 0.43%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12,504
10/km² 
Website: sussexcounty.govoffice.com

Sussex County is a county located in the U.S. state — officially, "Commonwealth" — of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the population was 12,504. Its county seat is Sussex6. The County is named after Sussex County, England.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,276 km² (493 mi²). 1,271 km² (491 mi²) of it is land and 5 km² (2 mi²) of it (0.43%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,504 people, 4,126 households, and 2,809 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (26/mi²). There were 4,653 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 36.39% White, 62.13% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.54% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,126 households out of which 28.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.00% were married couples living together, 18.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county, the population was spread out with 19.60% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 34.40% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 135.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 142.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,007, and the median income for a family was $36,739. Males had a median income of $29,307 versus $22,001 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,670. About 12.80% of families and 16.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.30% of those under age 18 and 19.20% of those age 65 or over.

Towns

Coordinates: 36°56′N 77°16′W / 36.93, -77.26


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