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Essex, Illinois


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Essex, Illinois

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Essex strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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People in Middle Class or Better
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Top 9% Essex People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Essex, Illinois

Comparing Essex to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Age of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 2
Senior Citizens 3 3
Racial Diversity 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 9

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 8
People Above Poverty 8 7
Median Family Income 8 7
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Working at Home 2 2
Short Commute Times 1 1

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Housing Recently Built 7 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Affordability of Rents 3 4
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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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
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Essex Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 554 100%
Male 290 52.3%
Female 264 47.7%
Under 18 140 25.3%
18+ 414 74.7%
65+ 66 11.9%
Median Age 37
Average Family Size 3.1
White 545 98.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Essex Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 679
Growth 125
Growth % 22.6%

Essex Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 24.9%
Irish 18.4%
Italian 12.9%
English 8.5%
US/American 8%
Polish 6.4%
French (except Basque) 4.7%
Swedish 4%
Dutch 2.1%
Norwegian 1.6%
French Canadian 1.6%
Slovene 1.4%
Danish 1.4%
Czech 0.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.9%
Croatian 0.7%
Austrian 0.7%
Greek 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Essex 554 $51,118
Braceville 792 $50,395
Braidwood 5,203 $59,047
Gardner 1,406 $51,827
Godley 594 $43,036
Reddick 219 $66,250
South Wilmington 621 $48,438
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