Sussex County was founded in 1753 and is located at the northernmost part of New Jersey, bordered by Pennsylvania and New York. The county is part of the Skylands Region and has many rich forests, rolling hills, mountains, and lakes. Outdoor enthusiasts will love hiking the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Kittatinny Mountain, High Point State Park, and Stokes State Forest.
Within the county’s 536 square miles, you’ll find a relatively rural area with a rich historical past that can be seen throughout the area’s 24 municipalities, such as Byram Township’s Waterloo Village Historic Site.
As of 2019, the area had a population of 141,483 with a median household income of $94,520. Many people who live in the county commute to the surrounding counties and New York City for work.