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The 2000 Census showed that Sussex County had a population of 144,166 people. This represented 1.71% of the total population of New Jersey, making it the state's 17th most populous county (out of 21 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Sussex had a population of 151,118 people. This is an increase of 4.82% since the 2000 Census.

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
2010149,265+3.54%-1.23% since 2009
2009151,118+4.82%-0.21% since 2008
2008151,431+5.04%-0.13% since 2007
2007151,632+5.18%+0.25% since 2006
2006151,250+4.91%+0.32% since 2005
2005150,764+4.58%+0.27% since 2004
2004150,360+4.3%+0.54% since 2003
2003149,553+3.74%+1.09% since 2002
2002147,936+2.62%+1.27% since 2001
2001146,078+1.33%+1.33% since 2000
2000144,166The Last Census

Sussex County had 56,528 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Sussex County has a total area<3> of 535 square miles [1,388 km²]. Of this total, 521 square miles [1,350 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.75%) being water (14.73 square miles [38.16 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Sussex County had a population density of 276.6 people per square mile [106.8 people/km²], making it the state's 20th most densely populated county (out of 21 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Sussex County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Sussex and the state of New Jersey.

Click here for the Sussex County QuickFact (QF-34037).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Sussex County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
MorrisQF-34027   SE488,518470,2123.89%
PassaicQF-34031   SE491,778489,0490.56%
WarrenQF-34041   SW109,638102,4377.03%
Orange (NY)QF-36071   NE383,532341,36712.35%
Monroe (PA)QF-42089   W166,355138,68719.95%
Pike (PA)QF-42103   NW60,52946,30230.73%

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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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Sussex. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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