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People

Total Population 912
Male Share of the Population 44.5%
Female Share of the Population 55.5%
Senior Citizens 18.6%
Employed Population 16+ 479
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 55.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.7%
Median Earnings25+ $30,270
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,028
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,375

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,516
% Above Poverty Level 93.7%
% Below Poverty Level 6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 33.7%
Median Gross Rent $453
Median House Value $62,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.2%
US/American 0%
English 7.6%
Irish 16.7%

Essex Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles SE of Council Bluffs, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles SE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Page
Standard Zip Codes 51638
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.833
Longitude -95.308

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 SHENANDOAH
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Station CLARINDA
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
Station BEDFORD
Distance 32.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coin 205 $41,875
Emerson 471 $57,143
Farragut 561 $66,042

Essex Public Libraries

Library
Lied Public Library
"501 IOWA, BOX 298"
Essex, Iowa
(712) 379-3355

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Essex High Schools

ESSEX JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
111 FORBES ST
712-379-3115
Serves 134 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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