Sussex, Wisconsin

Summary

Sussex is a village in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States, about 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.

Sussex, Wisconsin
Sign in front of Sussex civic center
Sign in front of Sussex civic center
Location of Sussex in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Location of Sussex in Waukesha County, 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
CountyWaukesha
Area
 • Total8.02 sq mi (20.77 km2)
 • Land7.97 sq mi (20.63 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation919 ft (280 m)
Population
 • Total10,518
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
10,981
 • Density1,378.31/sq mi (532.20/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)262
FIPS code55-78750[5]
GNIS feature ID1575137[2]
State HighwaysWIS 164.svg
Websitevillagesussex.org

HistoryEdit

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

GeographyEdit

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.[7] The Bugline Trail, a paved 16-mile rail trail, runs directly through the village.[8]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880131
1930496
194054810.5%
195067923.9%
19601,08760.1%
19702,758153.7%
19803,48226.3%
19905,03944.7%
20008,82875.2%
201010,51819.1%
2019 (est.)10,981[4]4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 10,518 people, 4,039 households, and 2,932 families living 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 censusEdit

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 8,828 people, 3,310 households, and 2,502 families living 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.

EconomyEdit

The headquarters of Quad/Graphics is located in Sussex. Kraft Foods had operated a Tombstone and DiGiorno pizza manufacturing plant in the village.[10] The plant, which employed 330 employees, closed in March 2007.[11]

EducationEdit

Sussex is served by the Hamilton School District, which operates a preschool, four elementary schools, an intermediate school (5th and 6th grade), a middle school (7th and 8th), and a high school in the Sussex area.[12]

Sussex is home to the Pauline Haass Public Library, a member library of the Bridges Library System. The Sussex-Lisbon Area Historium is in the Sussex Civic Center.[13]

Notable peopleEdit

MediaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Katy Rice, 'Across the pond', in Sussex Society, September 2011, p. 29
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  8. ^ "Bugline Trail | Wisconsin Trails | TrailLink". www.traillink.com. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "Kraft to shut down Wisconsin pizza plant". Refrigerated Transporter. April 10, 2006. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  11. ^ "Kraft's Sussex pizza plant to close". Milwaukee Business Journal. April 3, 2006. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Home". Hamilton School District. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  13. ^ "Sussex-Lisbon Area Historium". Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Museum. Retrieved 2020-01-18.

External linksEdit

  • Village of Sussex