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People

Total Population 546
Male Share of the Population 43.8%
Female Share of the Population 56.2%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 240
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 38.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 4.9%
Median Earnings25+ $23,945
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,571

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,500
% Above Poverty Level 77.1%
% Below Poverty Level 22.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 39.4%
Median Gross Rent $563
Median House Value $63,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.9%
US/American 0%
English 10.3%
Irish 23.3%

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

Essex Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 81 miles NE of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 115 miles N of Memphis, Tennessee
County Stoddard
Standard Zip Codes 63846
Phone Area Codes 573
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.812
Longitude -89.861

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 DEXTER
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 70 to 92 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Station SIKESTON POWER STATION
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 41 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Station MALDEN MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bernie 1,992 $43,235
Bloomfield 1,952 $46,630
Canalou 278 $53,333
Dexter 7,920 $46,548
Dudley 158 $44,375

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

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RICHLAND HIGH
24456 STATE HWY 114
573-283-5332
Serves 227 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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