Sussex, NJ
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Sussex is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 2,043 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Sussex is the 424th largest community in New Jersey. Sussex has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sussex is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sussex is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Sussex who work in office and administrative support (15.46%), sales jobs (12.65%), and maintenance occupations (8.22%).

One downside of living in Sussex, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.09 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of adults in Sussex with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.36% of adults in Sussex have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sussex in 2010 was $22,001, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,004 for a family of four. However, Sussex contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Sussex is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Sussex home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sussex residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sussex include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Sussex is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hungarian.