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Census 2010: Sussex is Growing and More Diverse Than Ever

Overall population rises 19 percent, but Asian population has more than tripled since 2000, new figures show.

The village of Sussex's population grew by 19 percent over the last decade and has more than doubled in the last 20 years, new census figures show.

The village's official population stands at 10,518, up from 8,828 in 2000.

And while the village remains overwhelmingly white, Sussex is more diverse than it has ever been, according to data from the 2010 census, which was released last week.

The most dramatic growth has come in Sussex's Asian population, which has more than tripled in the last 10 years — from 71 in 2000 to 224 last year. In 1990, there were just 17 Sussex residents who said they were Asian.

The village's Hispanic population also is on the rise, climbing from 147 people in 2000 to 249 in 2010, the figures show. That's a 69 percent increase.

In 1990, there were 33 Hispanics in the village.

The number of blacks in Sussex rose by 27 percent, from 66 to 84.

The figures released last week are the first batch of data from the 2010 census and will be used in part to create new legislative districts in Wisconsin. More detailed cenus data on housing, income, age, education and hundreds of other demographic areas will be released throughout the year.

Sussex population snapshot

1990 2000 2010 Population 5,039 8,828 10,518 % white 99.2 97.0 95.1 % African-American 0.1 0.7 0.8 % Hispanic 0.7 1.7 2.4 % Asian 0.3 0.8 2.1

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