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People

Total Population858
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens9.3%
Employed Population 16+358
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married67.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.1%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,583
% Above Poverty Level91.4%
% Below Poverty Level8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone15.3%
Median Gross Rent$694
Median House Value$187,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15%
US/American0%
English6.1%
Irish20.9%

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

Essex Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 24 miles S of Joliet, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City54 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
CountyKankakee
Standard Zip Codes60935
Phone Area Codes815
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude41.177
Longitude-88.185

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
Braceville757$56,705
Braidwood6,049$66,898
Gardner1,211$79,688
Godley752$63,750

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

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