12.0% Poverty Rate in Sussex County, Delaware

Poverty Rate in Sussex County, Delaware

How does the Poverty Rate in Sussex County, Delaware compare to other counties in Delaware?

Delaware County Poverty Rate Comparison

What is the poverty rate for residents of Sussex County, Delaware born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

11.6%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Sussex County, Delaware who were born citizens of the United States is 11.6%.

17.4%

The Poverty Rate for residents of Sussex County, Delaware who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 17.4%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Sussex County, Delaware born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Sussex County, Delaware have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 196,845 residents of Sussex County, Delaware who were born citizens of the United States, 22,798 (11.6%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 2,681 (17.4%) of 15,388 residents of Sussex County, Delaware who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Sussex County, Delaware

The Poverty Rate in Sussex County is 12.0%.
Sussex County is in Delaware.
Delaware Poverty Rate Distribution by County
City Poverty Rate Respondents
Lewes 5.8%

2,794

Long Neck 5.4%

2,716

Bethany Beach 1.6%

1,010

Blades 24.2%

1,378

Bridgeville 23.7%

2,480

Delmar 17.3%

1,555

Georgetown 21.7%

6,848

Greenwood 15.6%

1,138

Laurel 35.1%

4,031

Millsboro 25.4%

4,011

Millville 8.4%

1,709

Milton 10.6%

2,792

Ocean View 7.5%

2,150

Rehoboth Beach 6.7%

1,218

Seaford 21.2%

7,158

Selbyville 7.7%

2,237

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2018 Delaware Poverty Line

Household Size Poverty Level
1 $12,140
2 $16,460
3 $20,780
4 $25,100
5 $29,420
6 $33,740
Per Additional +$4,320

The poverty line for Delaware in 2018 is based on the federal guidelines, which begins at $12,140 for a single person, adding $4,320 for each additional person.

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