Sussex, WI
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Sussex is a somewhat small village located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 10,753 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Sussex is the 82nd largest community in Wisconsin.

Sussex real estate is some of the most expensive in Wisconsin, although Sussex house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some villages 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 village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sussex who work in sales jobs (14.80%), office and administrative support (14.05%), and management occupations (10.93%).

Also of interest is that Sussex has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Sussex is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Sussex a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Sussex has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Sussex’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Being a small village, Sussex does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Sussex is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.39% of adults in Sussex have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sussex in 2010 was $32,290, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $129,160 for a family of four.

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, Polish, Italian, and Norwegian.

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