Quick Table DP-1: Profile of General Demographic Characteristics 2000
Geographic Area: Sussex County  Sussex County  Delaware
Subject Number Percent
Total population 156,638 100
SEX AND AGE    
Male 76,528 48.9
Female 80,110 51.1
     
Under 5 years 9,009 5.8
5 to 9 years 9,960 6.4
10 to 14 years 10,250 6.5
15 to 19 years 9,480 6.1
20 to 24 years 7,556 4.8
25 to 34 years 17,811 11.4
35 to 44 years 23,425 15
45 to 54 years 21,312 13.6
55 to 59 years 9,615 6.1
60 to 64 years 9,198 5.9
65 to 74 years 17,091 10.9
75 to 84 years 9,362 6
85 years and over 2,569 1.6
     
Median age (years) 41.1 (X)
     
18 years and over 121,333 77.5
Male 58,401 37.3
Female 62,932 40.2
21 years and over 116,341 74.3
62 years and over 34,440 22
65 years and over 29,022 18.5
Male 12,933 8.3
Female 16,089 10.3
     
RACE    
One race 154,519 98.6
White 125,857 80.3
Black or African American 23,319 14.9
American Indian and Alaska Native 946 0.6
Asian 1,172 0.7
Asian Indian 277 0.2
Chinese 174 0.1
Filipino 200 0.1
Japanese 53 0
Korean 165 0.1
Vietnamese 157 0.1
Other Asian <sup>1</sup> 146 0.1
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 68 0
Native Hawaiian 6 0
Guamanian or Chamorro 34 0
Samoan 3 0
Other Pacific Islander <sup>2</sup> 25 0
Some other race 3,157 2
Two or more races 2,119 1.4
     
Race alone or in combination with one or more other races <sup>3</sup>    
White 127,408 81.3
Black or African American 24,422 15.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1,518 1
Asian 1,476 0.9
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 127 0.1
Some other race 3,940 2.5
     
HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE    
Total population 156,638 100
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 6,915 4.4
Mexican 3,108 2
Puerto Rican 1,029 0.7
Cuban 91 0.1
Other Hispanic or Latino 2,687 1.7
Not Hispanic or Latino 149,723 95.6
White alone 122,888 78.5
     
RELATIONSHIP    
Total population 156,638 100
In households 153,199 97.8
Householder 62,577 40
Spouse 34,353 21.9
Child 39,957 25.5
Own child under 18 years 30,685 19.6
Other relatives 8,029 5.1
Under 18 years 3,574 2.3
Nonrelatives 8,283 5.3
Unmarried partner 3,774 2.4
In group quarters 3,439 2.2
Institutionalized population 2,869 1.8
Noninstitutionalized population 570 0.4
     
HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE    
Total households 62,577 100
Family households (families) 43,869 70.1
With own children under 18 years 16,989 27.1
Married-couple family 34,353 54.9
With own children under 18 years 11,524 18.4
Female householder, no husband present 7,100 11.3
With own children under 18 years 4,180 6.7
Nonfamily households 18,708 29.9
Householder living alone 15,235 24.3
Householder 65 years and over 6,971 11.1
     
Households with individuals under 18 years 19,249 30.8
Households with individuals 65 years and over 19,883 31.8
     
Average household size 2.45 (X)
Average family size 2.88 (X)
     
HOUSING OCCUPANCY    
Total housing units 93,070 100
Occupied housing units 62,577 67.2
Vacant housing units 30,493 32.8
For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use 24,906 26.8
     
Homeowner vacancy rate (percent) 2.1 (X)
Rental vacancy rate (percent) 13.4 (X)
     
HOUSING TENURE    
Occupied housing units 62,577 100
Owner-occupied housing units 50,484 80.7
Renter-occupied housing units 12,093 19.3
     
Average household size of owner-occupied unit 2.41 (X)
Average household size of renter-occupied unit 2.6 (X)
 (X) Not applicable
1 Other Asian alone, or two or more Asian categories.
2 Other Pacific Islander alone, or two or more Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander categories.
3 In combination with one or more other races listed. The six numbers may add to more than the total population and the six percentages may add to more than 100 percent because individuals may report more than one race.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 1, Matrices P1, P3, P4, P8, P9, P12, P13, P17, P18, P19, P20, P23, P27, P28, P33, PCT5, PCT8, PCT11, PCT15, H1, H3, H4, H5, H11, and H12.