Sussex, Wisconsin

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Sussex, Wisconsin
Village
Location of Sussex, Wisconsin
Location of Sussex, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°8′6″N 88°13′13″W / 43.13500°N 88.22028°W / 43.13500; -88.22028Coordinates: 43°8′6″N 88°13′13″W / 43.13500°N 88.22028°W / 43.13500; -88.22028
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Area[1]
 • Total 7.62 sq mi (19.74 km2)
 • Land 7.57 sq mi (19.61 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation[2] 919 ft (280 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 10,518
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 10,633
 • Density 1,389.4/sq mi (536.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 262
FIPS code 55-78750[5]
GNIS feature ID 1575137[2]

Sussex is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. It is approximately 19 miles (31 km) northwest of Milwaukee and 9 miles (14 km) north of Waukesha. The village is 7.24 square miles (19 km2) at an elevation of 930 feet. The population was 10,518 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area.

History[edit]

It was founded in 1843 by George Elliot, a bricklayer from Beckley, East Sussex, and Richard Cooling, a blacksmith from Dorset.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 7.62 square miles (19.74 km2), of which, 7.57 square miles (19.61 km2) of it is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,087
1970 2,758 153.7%
1980 3,482 26.3%
1990 5,039 44.7%
2000 8,828 75.2%
2010 10,518 19.1%

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 10,518 people, 4,039 households, and 2,932 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,389.4 inhabitants per square mile (536.5 /km2). There were 4,186 housing units at an average density of 553.0 per square mile (213.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.2% White, 0.8% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 4,039 households of which 39.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.4% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the village was 37.5 years. 28.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 9.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 8,828 people, 3,310 households, and 2,502 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,464.0 people per square mile (565.3/km2). There were 3,441 housing units at an average density of 570.6 per square mile (220.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.98% White, 0.75% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.67% of the population.

There were 3,310 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 36.3% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $60,283, and the median income for a family was $65,702. Males had a median income of $46,319 versus $30,182 for females. The per capita income for the village was $23,913. About 3.5% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.0% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Education[edit]

Sussex-Hamilton School District is home to F.I.R.S.T. Robotics FRC Team 537.[7] The team won the St. Louis Regional (2004), Motorola Regional (2005), & Milwaukee Regional (2006). The team also helps two local Middle School F.I.R.S.T. Lego League Teams. They have won the Chairman's Award in 2010, 2012 and 2013. and the Engineering Inspiration Award in 2011.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-24. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Katy Rice, 'Across the pond', in Sussex Society, September 2011, p. 29
  7. ^ F.I.R.S.T. Robotics FRC Team 537

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