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Essex, CT
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Essex profile


Living in Essex



Essex is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 6,793 people and two associated neighborhoods, Essex is the 119th largest community in Connecticut.

Housing costs in Essex are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.

Also of interest is that Essex has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 18.11% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Essex, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Essex is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 57.66% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Essex in 2022 was $63,794, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $255,176 for a family of four.

The people who call Essex home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Essex residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Essex include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Essex is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and French.


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