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Village of Sussex, WI

Demographics of the Village of Sussex
First Settled:  June 1843

Date of Incorporation:
  September 12, 1924
(Sussex-Templeton joined together to become the Village of Sussex)

Form of Government:
  The Village of Sussex is governed by a Village President, six Village Trustees and Village Administrator form of government. The Village President and six Village Trustees are members of the Village Board. Each position is elected at large. This means every Village Board member serves the entire Village and not any one segment of the community. The President and Trustees are elected to two-year terms, with three Village Trustees being elected in even years and the other three Village Trustees and the Village President being elected in odd years. The Village Board makes the policy decisions for the Village and establishes the goals it wants accomplished.

The Village Administrator is appointed by the Village Board and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Village. The Administrator implements the policy decisions of the Village Board. The Administrator also develops and presents a budget to the Village Board each year for their review and adoption. The Administrator brings with them the expertise of local government management to assist in carrying out the Village Board’s policies.

Size:
  7.77 square miles
 
2017  Population:  11,047

Elevation:
  930 ft

Location:
  Latitude 43.14 N, Longitude 88.22 W
Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
Approximately 19 miles northwest of Milwaukee and nine miles north of Waukesha.
The zip code is 53089 and the area code is 262.

Village Population Trends Since Incorporation

Year

Population

YearPopulationYear
Population
Year 
Population 

1924

387

20008,828200810,045201610,797

1930

496

20018,932200910,0502017 11,047 

1940

548

20029,166201010,518  

1950

679

20039,351201110,552  

1960

1,087

20049,576201210,573  

1970

2,758

20059,761201310,623  

1980

3,482

20069,908 201410,669  

1990

5,039

20079,9982015 10,743   

 

Data from the US Census Bureau


Village Gender Breakdown

Females: 50.6%
Males: 49.4%

Median Resident Age: 35.9 years

Village Race Breakdown

White Non-Hispanic: 95.2%
Hispanic: 2.4%
Two or more races: 1.1%
Black: .8%
American Indian - .3%
Asian: 2.1%
Other: 0%

Education for residents 25 years and older
Less than High School: 5.8%
High School or higher: 94.2%
Bachelor’s Degree or higher: 37.2%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 11.1%

Economic Highlights
Estimated median household income 2008-2012: $72,555
Estimated median house value 2008-2012: $271,200
Home Ownership Rate: 65%
White Collar: 77.87%
Blue Collar: 22.13%
Unemployed: 4.8% (Below state average)

Major Employment by Industry
Manufacturing: 24.2%
Education, Health, Government: 21.7%
Retail: 12.4%
Professional, Scientific, Administrative: 9.5%


Single Family Home Construction

Year
Homes Built
Year
Homes Built
Year
Homes Built
1997
56
2004
85
2011
14
1998
88
2005
84
2012 
 20
1999
115
2006
40
2013 
 25
2000
95
2007
28
2014 
12 
2001
78
2008
15
2015 
 2002
75 
 2009
 7
 
 
 2003
 59
 2010
 24
 
 


Sussex Civic Center

N64 W23760 Main Street
Phone:
262-246-5200
Fax:
262-246-5222