Sussex County, New Jersey
Sussex County is the northernmost county in the State of New Jersey. Its county seat is Newton. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area and is part of the state’s Skylands Region, a term promoted by the New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth, & Tourism Commission to encourage tourism. As of the 2018 Census estimate, the county’s population was 140,799, making it the 17th-most populous of the state’s 21 counties, a 5.3% decrease from the 149,265 enumerated in the 2010 United States Census, in turn an increase of 5,099 (3.5%) over the 144,166 persons enumerated in the 2000 Census.
Based on 2010 Census data, Vernon Township was the county’s largest in both population and area, with a population of 23,943 and covering an area of 70.59 square miles (182.8 km2).
In 2015, the county had a per capita personal income of $55,497, the ninth-highest in New Jersey and ranked 220th of 3,113 counties in the United States.
As of 2010 The Bureau of Economic Analysis ranked the county as having the 131st-highest per capita income ($49,207) of the 3,113 counties in the United States (and the ninth-highest in the state).
The county was established in 1753 and named after historic County Sussex, England
Municipalities in Sussex County (with 2010 Census data for population, housing units and area) are:
|Byram Township||8,350||Byram Center
|Frankford Township||5,565||Ross Corner|
|Hampton Township||5,196||Crandon Lakes|
|Sparta Township||19,722||200.9||Lake Mohawk|
|Stillwater Township||4,099||Crandon Lakes|
With its location at the top of New Jersey, Sussex County is bordered by counties in New Jersey, and neighboring New York and Pennsylvania. Because it is shaped roughly like a diamond or rhombus with its point matching the cardinal points of the compass, its boundary lines are roughly oriented along the ordinal or intercardinal directions
The following counties are adjacent and contiguous to Sussex County (in order starting with the northernmost and rotating clockwise):
- Orange County, New York – to the northeast (along the boundary line between New York and New Jersey).
- Passaic County – to the east
- Morris County – to the east and south
- Warren County – to the southwest
- Monroe County, Pennsylvania – to the west (for a few hundred yards at the county’s westernmost tip, Walpack Bend in the Delaware River)
- Pike County, Pennsylvania – to the northwest (along the Delaware River)
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