Essex strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):
People in Middle Class or Better
Comparing Essex to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):
Ratings range from (lowest) to (highest).
|Male Share of the Population|
|Well-Paid Single Men|
|Age of the Population|
|Children Under 5 Years Old|
|Female Share of the Population|
|Portion of People Married|
|Average Household Size|
|People in Middle Class or Better|
|People Above Poverty|
|Median Family Income|
|College Educated Adults|
|Public Transportation Use|
|Working at Home|
|Short Commute Times|
|Housing Recently Built|
|Seasonal and Vacation Housing|
|Affordability of Property Taxes|
|Affordability of Rents|
|People Living Alone|
|Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals|
|Nearest Medium City||24 miles S of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)|
|Nearest Large City||54 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois|
|Standard Zip Codes||60935|
|Phone Area Codes||815|
|Time Zone||Central (-6 hours from GMT)|
|Daylight Savings||The city observes Daylight Saving Time.|
Nearest Weather StationsNotes:
|Jan Temp||12 to 29 F|
|Apr Temp||38 to 60 F|
|Jul Temp||63 to 84 F|
|Oct Temp||40 to 64 F|
|Annual Precip||34.4 inches|
|Station||KANKAKEE METRO WASTWTR|
|Jan Temp||12 to 31 F|
|Apr Temp||38 to 61 F|
|Jul Temp||63 to 86 F|
|Oct Temp||40 to 65 F|
|Annual Precip||38.5 inches|
|Jan Temp||15 to 29 F|
|Apr Temp||39 to 58 F|
|Jul Temp||65 to 84 F|
|Oct Temp||43 to 63 F|
|Annual Precip||38.6 inches|
|Average Family Size||3.1|
|American Indian & Alaskan||0||0%|
|Hispanic (included in categories above)||0||0%|
|Est. 2005 Population||679|
(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)
|French (except Basque)||4.7%|
|Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)||0.9%|
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