Essex Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Essex Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
40,330

Age

Under 5 Years:
7.9%
5 - 17:
15.8%
18 - 24:
8.5%
25 - 34:
15.3%
35 - 54:
23.0%
55 - 64:
14.3%
Over 65 Years:
15.3%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
4.0%
4.0%
High School Graduates
85.1%
85.1%
College Graduated
15.8%
15.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Essex
$28,283
$28,283
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Essex
$57,780
$57,780
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
12.7%

Employment Industries in Essex

 
Healthcare
17.2%
17.2%
Retail
13.1%
13.1%
Construction
9.3%
9.3%
Public Service
6.6%
6.6%
Manufacturing
6.6%
6.6%
Accommodation
6.5%
6.5%
Education
6.2%
6.2%
Transportation
6.0%
6.0%
Administration
5.7%
5.7%
Other
4.9%
4.9%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
4.3%
4.3%
Finance
4.1%
4.1%
Arts
2.2%
2.2%
Wholesale
2.2%
2.2%
Real estate
2.2%
2.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
59.0%
59.0%
Black or African American
31.3%
31.3%
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
5.6%
5.6%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.6%
2.6%
Asian
1.5%
1.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.1%
0.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
18.2%
18.2%
Irish
15.4%
15.4%
Polish
7.1%
7.1%
Italian
6.1%
6.1%
English
5.3%
5.3%
African
3.2%
3.2%
French
1.9%
1.9%
Nigerian
1.1%
1.1%
Liberian
0.9%
0.9%
Scottish
0.8%
0.8%
European
0.7%
0.7%
Greek
0.6%
0.6%
Other Subsaharan African
0.5%
0.5%
Dutch
0.5%
0.5%
Brazilian
0.4%
0.4%
Scots-Irish
0.4%
0.4%
Czech
0.4%
0.4%
Egyptian
0.4%
0.4%
Guyanese
0.3%
0.3%
British
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
88.6%
88.6%
Spanish
5.2%
5.2%
African languages
2.6%
2.6%
French
0.5%
0.5%
Portuguese
0.4%
0.4%
Langs. of India
0.3%
0.3%
Arabic
0.3%
0.3%
Chinese
0.3%
0.3%
Tagalog
0.2%
0.2%
Urdu
0.2%
0.2%
Italian
0.2%
0.2%
Other Indo-European
0.2%
0.2%
Greek
0.2%
0.2%
German/Yiddish
0.2%
0.2%
Polish
0.1%
0.1%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Pacific Island languages
0.1%
0.1%
Hungarian
0.0%
0.0%
Navajo
0.0%
0.0%
Other Asian languages
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Essex Residents:
8.2%