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The county was named for Sussex County, England

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The county is in the Seaford metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 172,216. This was an increase of  9.95% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$39,208
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sussex County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Sussex County was $25,471. This was an increase of 19.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 82% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Georgetown
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 1 in production of poultry
(1997 Census of Agriculture)
Census 2000 highlights: Fastest-growing county in the state during the 1990s (38.3%); ranked highest in the state for percentage of people age 65 or older (18.5%)

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14% of Sussex County residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sussex County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Sussex County include Banks Cemetery, Banning Cemetery, Beaverdam Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Betts Cemetery, Blades Cemetery, Carey Cemetery, Carey Cemetery, Cokesbury Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Sussex County include Bethany Beach, Bethel, Blades, Bridgeville, Dagsboro, Delmar, Dewey Beach, Ellendale, Fenwick Island, Frankford ... View communities

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Colleges in Sussex County include Delaware Technical and Community College - Owens ... View colleges

School districts in Sussex County include Cape Henlopen Schools District, Delmar Schools District, Indian River Schools District, Laurel Schools District, Seaford Schools District, Sussex Technical Schools District, Woodbridge Schools District ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Sussex County include Bridgeville Public Library, Delmar Public Library, Frankford Public Library, Georgetown Public Library, Greenwood Public Library, Laurel Public Library, Lewes Public Library, Milford Public Library, Millsboro Public Library, Milton Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sussex County include Cape Gazette, Delaware Coast Press ... View newspapers

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Politics

Sussex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sussex County political report.

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Hotels in Sussex County include Americinn Milford, Americinn Rehoboth Beach, Atlantic Sands Hotel, Bellmoor Inn, Best Value Inn Georgetown, Best Western Gold Leaf, Best Western Seaford Inn, Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, Brighton Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn ... More hotels

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