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Demographics

People

Total Population787
Male Share of the Population51.6%
Female Share of the Population48.4%
Senior Citizens10.7%
Employed Population 16+329
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married65.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.2%
Median Earnings25+$42,321
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,031

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,000
% Above Poverty Level91.4%
% Below Poverty Level8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone13.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,021
Median House Value$189,800

Ancestry

German30.4%
Irish19.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.8%
Italian11.6%
Polish8.8%
English6.1%
French Except Basque4.3%
Czech3.4%
Swedish1.7%
Croatian1.1%
Scottish1.1%
Lithuanian0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Slovene0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Slovak0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Essex Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kankakee County
Standard Zip Codes60935
Phone Area Codes815
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.17
Approximate Longitude-88.19

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)

StationDWIGHT
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 29 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip34.4 inches
StationKANKAKEE METRO WASTWTR
Distance16 miles
Jan Temp12 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches
StationPARK FOREST
Distance34.3 miles
Jan Temp15 to 29 F
Apr Temp39 to 58 F
Jul Temp65 to 84 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Braceville735$73,500
Braidwood6,102$73,241
Gardner1,242$84,464
Godley730$65,673
Reddick328$65,625
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