Essex is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 6,612 people and just one neighborhood, Essex is the 120th largest community in Connecticut.
Real Estate Prices
Essex home prices are not only among the most expensive in Connecticut, but Essex real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Essex is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Essex is a town of managers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Essex who work in management occupations (21.56%), sales jobs (11.73%) and office and administrative support (10.53%).
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: 9.98% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Essex is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Essex’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Essex, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Essex is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.