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

The community of Newton is the Seat for Sussex County.

Sussex County was founded in 1753 and was created by taking area from MorrisCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Sussex had a population of 151,118 people. This is an increase of 4.82% since the last Census (which gave a population of 144,166 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Sussex represented 1.71% of the total population of New Jersey, making it the state's 17th most populous county (out of 21 counties).

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

YearPopulationChange
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% 
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2000144,166The Last Census

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

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Websites for Sussex County

Official Website:   www.sussex.nj.us/

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<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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