Sussex Wisconsin - a village in Waukesha County,USA


Sussex Wisconsin 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.

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.

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

As of the census 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.

Sussex is served by the Hamilton School District. The district[clarification needed] is home to F.I.R.S.T. Robotics FRC Team 537, which 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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