Sussex County

Virginia Diner LOVE (2)_editedSussex County is 496 square miles located along I-95 south of Petersburg and strategically positioned between the Richmond-Petersburg and Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News metropolitan areas. This central location gives Sussex businesses the unique opportunity to draw workforce from both areas, and also for residents of Sussex to easily travel to both areas. Those sticking around the county will discover quiet farmland homes, small town life, historic attractions, and numerous wildlife observation and nature trails, hunting and shooting opportunities. A significant lakefront Airfield 4-H Conference Center offers outdoor activity space and conference facilities for individuals and businesses.

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At A Glance

% of People with Bachelors Degrees
County Civilian Labor Force
County Unemployment Rate
Median Household Income


20152021Change2030 Projection

Towns, Villages & Districts

Stony CreekWaverly

Utility Providers


TypeAssessment RatioNominal Tax Rate
Non-Manufacturer’s Personal Property90% year 1, reduced by 10%/year (min. 10%)$4.85
Machinery & Tools100% year 1-5, 80% year 6-15, 80%, 50% year 16-25, 20% year 26+$2.43
Real Estate79.3%$0.58

Manufacturers Taxes | Non-Manufacturers Taxes | Commissioner of Revenue

Political Representation

U.S. Congress

  • 5th district, vacant pending a special election in February, 2023

U.S. Senate

  • Mark Warner
  • Tim Kaine

Virginia House of Delegates

  • Howard Otto Wachsman, Jr., R, 75th

Virginia Senate

  • L. Louise Lucas, D, 18th

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau's 2016-2020 and 2017-2021 American Community Survey, Weldon Cooper Center's Virginia Population Projections (2022), Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Economic Development Partnership's 2016-2017 Guide to Local Business Taxes.