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NJTPA Representative: Carl Lazzaro
Sussex County, with a population of 149,265, is located in the northwest corner of the state. The county retains much of its historically rural character, even as it continues to grow and develop. Route 15 is the key transportation corridor in the county and provides a link to Interstate 80 and the rest of the region.
The county's rugged terrain is home to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, High Point State Park (the site of the geographically highest point in the state) and other scenic areas in the New Jersey Highlands. Newton, the county seat, is home to Sussex County Community College. The county is working to attract new businesses in an effort to employ county residents – most of who currently work outside the county.
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