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People

Total Population 924
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 18.6%
Employed Population 16+ 444
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,833
% Above Poverty Level 91.6%
% Below Poverty Level 8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.7%
Median Gross Rent $650
Median House Value $61,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.4%
US/American 0%
English 7.8%
Irish 14.5%

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

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 213 $50,357
Emerson 478 $65,625
Farragut 461 $63,056

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

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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