Most Expensive Essex Neighborhoods
Essex is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 40,330 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Essex is the 19th largest community in Maryland.
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 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 (17.17%), sales jobs (12.08%) and food service (6.51%).
Essex is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Essex, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.68 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Essex is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Essex area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The rate of college-level education in Essex is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.73% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Essex in 2010 was $25,288, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,152 for a family of four. However, Essex contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Essex is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Essex include German, Irish, Italian, Polish and English.
The most common language spoken in Essex is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||14,704|
|ESSEX HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||55.54%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||44.46%|
|TYPE OF ESSEX HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||41.97%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||30.11%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||5.35%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||22.39%|
|SIZE OF ESSEX HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.65%|
|AGE OF ESSEX HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||8.07%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||33.54%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||50.46%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||7.93%|
|ESSEX REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$197,041|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$956|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $52,000||3.61%|
|$52,001 - $105,000||4.69%|
|$105,001 - $210,000||48.91%|
|$210,001 - $314,000||23.84%|
|$314,001 - $419,000||10.17%|
|$419,001 - $524,000||3.76%|
|$524,001 - $786,000||3.44%|
|$786,001 - $1,048,000||0.85%|
|PEOPLE OF ESSEX||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||7.18%|
|5 TO 17||15.53%|
|18 TO 24||9.28%|
|25 TO 34||14.80%|
|35 TO 54||26.51%|
|55 TO 64||12.81%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||13.89%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||83.39%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$50,311|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$25,288|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||12.25%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (16.48%)
Public Service (5.63%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (4.51%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||25.35%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.14%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.93%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.58%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||5.21%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (22.32%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (92.59%)
African languages (1.47%)
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