County expects population loss in next census

March 25, 2016

Sussex County remains on pace to lose population between 10-year U.S. censuses for the first time in a century.

The Census Bureau’s annual population estimates, released Thursday, showed the county’s population decreasing from 145,004 in 2014 to 143,673 in 2015.

It was the fifth straight year that Sussex County’s popular declined, said James Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

New Jersey Herald, March 25

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