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People

Total Population 858
Male Share of the Population 50.1%
Female Share of the Population 49.9%
Senior Citizens 9.3%
Employed Population 16+ 358
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 67.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,583
% Above Poverty Level 91.4%
% Below Poverty Level 8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 38 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 15.3%
Median Gross Rent $694
Median House Value $187,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15%
US/American 0%
English 6.1%
Irish 20.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Essex Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles S of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 54 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Kankakee
Standard Zip Codes 60935
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.177
Longitude -88.185

Essex Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DWIGHT
Distance 13.7 miles
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
Distance 16 miles
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
Station PARK FOREST
Distance 34.3 miles
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Braceville 757 $56,705
Braidwood 6,049 $66,898
Gardner 1,211 $79,688
Godley 752 $63,750

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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