Sussex County, New Jersey

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The County of Sussex (also known as Sussex County) is the northernmost county in the State of New Jersey. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. As of the 2000 Federal decennial census, 144,166 persons resided in Sussex County. Sussex County is the 36th wealthiest county in the United States with its median household income being $65,266.

The county was founded on 8 June 1753 from portions of Morris County.[1] Morris County separated from Hunterdon County which separated from Burlington County. Originally the area of Sussex County was under the legal jurisdiction of Burlington County. Warren County was separated from Sussex County on November 20, 1824. The county seat of Sussex County is the Town of Newton[2].

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