Sussex County is the northern most county in New Jersey. Established in 1753 and named after historic County Sussex, England, the county has a rural and forested character. The county is part of the Skylands Region, a term promoted by the New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth, & Tourism Commission to encourage tourism. The western portion of the county hosts several state and federal parks that have kept the large tracts of land undeveloped and in their natural state. The eastern part of the county is more suburban and developed. Until the mid-20th century, most of Sussex County’s economy was based on agriculture (chiefly dairy farming) and the mining industry. With the decline of these industries in the 1960s, Sussex County was transformed into a bedroom community that absorbed population shifts from New Jersey’s urban areas. Recent studies estimate that 60 percent of Sussex County residents work outside of the county, mainly in New York City or New Jersey’s more suburban and urban areas. Approximately 2,000 single family homes are sold annually in Sussex County at an average price of $230,000.
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