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People

Total Population 1,733
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 1,068
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 57.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.6%
Median Earnings25+ $51,104
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $58,333

Wealth

Median Family Income $117,386
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,092
Median House Value $447,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
US/American 0%
English 13%
Irish 32.5%

Essex Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles NE of Lynn, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 01929
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.631
Longitude -70.794

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 MARBLEHEAD
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Station MIDDLETON
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station READING
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beverly 40,370 $96,514
Gloucester 29,237 $78,888
Hamilton 8,098 $126,019
Ipswich 4,003 $87,623
Rowley 1,444 $84,659
Wenham 5,039 $146,875

Essex Public Libraries

Library
T.o.h.p. Burnham Free Library
MARTIN ST.
Essex, Massachusetts
(978) 768-7410

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