Growth in Sussex County is pushing the population of Delaware towards the 1 million mark.
The Wilmington News Journal reports that of the 61-hundred new residents last year 46-hundred showed up in the southern part of the state.
The paper reports the county’s beaches and inland bays are where most of the recent arrivals decided to live.
Sussex County had an estimated 220-thousand residents.
That’s up by 2.1 percent over 2015.
Overall Delaware’s population grew by only point-6 percent.