Essex, MA

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Essex Profile


Overview

Essex is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 3,661 people and just one neighborhood, Essex is the 265th largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Essex was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Essex home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Essex real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Essex is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (18.89%), office and administrative support (11.22%), and sales jobs (10.72%).

A relatively large number of people in Essex telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.40% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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

In addition, Essex is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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.

One of the nice things about Essex is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Essex Demographics

Essex is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.46% of adults in Essex have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Essex in 2010 was $48,054, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $192,216 for a family of four. However, Essex contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Italian, English, French , and Scottish.

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

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Housing Market Details

 

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Essex 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Essex 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Essex 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

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School Rating Information

 
School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

MANCHESTER ESSEX REGIONAL


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District Quality Compared to Massachusetts

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Better than of MA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Essex Elementary
12 Story Street
Essex, MA, 01929
KG-05
Manchester Essex Regional High School
36 Lincoln Street
Manchester, MA, 01944
09-12
Manchester Memorial Elementary
43 Lincoln Street
Manchester, MA, 01944
PK-05
Manchester Essex Regional Middle School
36 Lincoln Street
Manchester, MA, 01944
06-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 6.0% 38.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 4.7% 33.4%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.3% 4.7%

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