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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.

People

Total Population 10,680
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 8.8%
Employed Population 16+ 5,783
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 59.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $94,615
% Above Poverty Level 95.5%
% Below Poverty Level 4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 21.4%
Median Gross Rent $954
Median House Value $259,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.7%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 12.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sussex Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of Waukesha, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Standard Zip Codes 53089
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.133
Longitude -88.221

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)

Station GERMANTOWN
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station WEST ALLIS
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 54 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
Station HARTFORD 2 W
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lisbon (53089)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookfield 38,000 $108,394
Hartland 9,187 $92,330
Lannon 1,108 $63,214
Menomonee Falls 35,884 $90,389
Merton 3,492 $135,833
Pewaukee 13,784 $98,708

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sussex Public Libraries

Library
Pauline Haass Public Library
N64 W23820 MAIN ST.
Sussex, Wisconsin
(262) 246-5180

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Sussex High Schools

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W220N6151 TOWN LINE RD
262-246-6471
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,172 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

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