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Time Zone: Sussex County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Georgetown is the Seat for Sussex County.

Sussex County was founded in 1664.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Sussex had a population of 192,747 people. This is an increase of 23.05% since the last Census (which gave a population of 156,638 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Sussex represented 19.99% of the total population of Delaware, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 3 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010197,145+25.86%+2.28% since 2009
2009192,747+23.05%+1.63% since 2008
2008189,662+21.08%+2.51% since 2007
2000156,638The Last Census

More information can be found on the Sussex County Census Page for Sussex County.


Below are some of the communities located in Sussex County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Sussex County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Seaford   7,3296,6999.4% increase  
Georgetown   5,2524,64313.12% increase  
Laurel   4,0473,66810.33% increase  
Lewes   3,1872,9328.7% increase  
Millsboro   2,7932,36018.35% increase  

Websites for Sussex County

Official Website:   www.sussexcounty.net/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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