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Overview

Introduction to Sussex, Wisconsin

Sussex, Wisconsin, in Waukesha county, is 8 miles N of Waukesha, Wisconsin and 17 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Sussex History

The area now known as Sussex was first settled in by Richard Cooling and George Elliot. A blacksmith shop was opened by Richard Cooling near four-corners in 1843. Cooling became the postmaster of Sussex in the year 1851. In 1886, a lumber company was constructed next to the Central Railroad of Wisconsin. The community was officially incorporated as the village of Sussex in the 1920s. The town was named after Sussex, England.

Sussex and nearby Attractions

  • Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Pike Lake State Park
  • Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design
  • Kettle Moraine State Forest
  • Discovery World Museum of Science, Economics & Technology
  • Harrington Beach State Park

Things To Do In Sussex

Golfers can enjoy a round at the Fairways of Woodside Golf Course, the Wanaki Golf Course or at the Rivers Bend Golf Club. The Civic Center Park, the Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum and the New Berlin Recreation Trail. Local museums include the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, the Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design and the Racine Art Museum.

Sussex Transportation

Flights are available from General Mitchell Airport.

Sussex Higher Education

Higher Education can be pursued at Marquette University, Carroll College and Cardinal Stritch University.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,716
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens8.9%
Employed Population 16+5,787
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married59.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.4%
Median Earnings25+$50,695
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,600
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,766

Wealth

Median Family Income$97,109
% Above Poverty Level95.9%
% Below Poverty Level4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone23.1%
Median Gross Rent$941
Median House Value$259,100

Ancestry

German54.1%
Irish14.5%
Polish11.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.8%
Norwegian6.8%
Italian6.4%
English5.4%
French Except Basque4%
Dutch2.5%
Swedish2.4%
Swiss1.6%
Russian1.4%
Danishn1.3%
Scottish1.3%
Czech1.2%
Canadian1.1%
Greek0.8%
Slovene0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Turkish0.5%
Croatian0.5%
Slovak0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Haitian0.3%
African0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Arab0.1%
Australian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Sussex Almanac

CategoryValue
County Waukesha County
Standard Zip Codes53089
Phone Area Codes262
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude43.13
Approximate Longitude-88.21

Sussex Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationGERMANTOWN
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 53 F
Jul Temp58 to 80 F
Oct Temp38 to 58 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches
StationWEST ALLIS
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 27 F
Apr Temp38 to 54 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.8 inches
StationHARTFORD 2 W
Distance16.9 miles
Jan Temp7 to 25 F
Apr Temp34 to 54 F
Jul Temp58 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 59 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brookfield37,991$111,641
Hartland9,195$92,950
Lannon1,053$62,857
Menomonee Falls36,118$92,211
Merton3,535$146,750
Pewaukee13,979$99,320

Sussex Public Libraries

Pauline Haass Public Library
N64W23820 MAIN ST.
Sussex, Wisconsin
(262) 246-5180

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Sussex Public Schools

Hamilton High
W220n6151 Town Line Rd
ZIP: 53089
(262) 246-6471
High
Total Enrollment 1434
Maple Avenue Elementary
W240n6059 Maple Ave
ZIP: 53089
(262) 246-4220
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Richmond Elementary
N56w26530 Richmond Rd
ZIP: 53089
(262) 538-1360
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
Templeton Middle
N59w22490 Silver Spring Dr
ZIP: 53089
(262) 246-6477
Middle
Total Enrollment 1048
Woodside Elementary
W236n7465 Woodside Rd
ZIP: 53089
(262) 820-1530
Primary
Total Enrollment 656

Sussex Private Schools

Peace Lutheran Academy
W240n6145 Maple Ave
ZIP: 53089
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
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