Essex is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 774 people and just one neighborhood, Essex is the 312th largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Essex was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Essex isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Essex are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Essex is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Essex who work in office and administrative support (19.42%), healthcare (7.93%) and sales jobs (7.72%).
Setting & Lifestyle
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Essex has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Essex a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small city, Essex doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.