Sussex, New Jersey

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Sussex, New Jersey

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High Points

Sussex strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Jersey):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Sussex Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Sussex Well-Paid Single Women
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 14% Sussex Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Sussex Well-Paid Single Men
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 18% Sussex Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Sussex, New Jersey

Comparing Sussex to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Jersey (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 4
Well-Paid Single Men 9 3
Racial Diversity 7 3
Female Share of the Population 6 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Male Share of the Population 5 3
Age of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 2
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 1
People in Middle Class or Better 7 2
People Above Poverty 6 2
College Educated Adults 4 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 4
Short Commute Times 2 5
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Affordability of Rents 2 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 9

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Sussex Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles N of Parsippany, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 39 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Sussex
Standard Zip Codes 07461
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.209
Longitude -74.608

Sussex Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SUSSEX 2 NE
Distance 1.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.9 inches
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Sussex Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,145 100%
Male 1,025 47.8%
Female 1,120 52.2%
Under 18 513 23.9%
18+ 1,632 76.1%
65+ 273 12.7%
Median Age 36.1
Average Family Size 3.12
White 2,066 96.3%
African-American 24 1.1%
Asian 26 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 8 0.4%
Mixed Race 19 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 55 2.6%

Estimated Sussex Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,189
Growth 44
Growth % 2.1%

Sussex Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 17%
Italian 16.8%
German 12.5%
English 12.3%
US/American 9.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6%
Dutch 5.9%
Polish 4.1%
Welsh 2.6%
French (except Basque) 2%
Hungarian 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Czech 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
British 0.7%
Slovak 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
European 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Romanian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Serbian 0.3%
Celtic 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sussex, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Beemerville (07461)
Colesville (07461)
High Point (07461)
High Point Park (07461)
Wallkill Lake (07461)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sussex 2,145 $45,250
Branchville 845 $60,909
Franklin 5,160 $52,682
Hamburg 3,105 $64,773
Lafayette 2,300 $87,650
Vernon 24,686 $72,609
Wantage 10,387 $65,339

Sussex Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(973) 702-2200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sussex High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,335 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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