Demographics

People

Total Population1,319
Male Share of the Population44%
Female Share of the Population56%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+716
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married55%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher56.6%
Median Earnings25+$62,361
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$79,643

Wealth

Median Family Income$144,464
% Above Poverty Level95.7%
% Below Poverty Level4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home10.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation10.8%

Housing

People Living Alone30.7%
Median Gross Rent$623
Median House Value$485,100

Ancestry

Irish29.3%
English19.9%
Italian12.5%
Scottish9.4%
Canadian8.3%
French Except Basque8.2%
German8.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)2.8%
Portuguese2.3%
Polish2.2%
Norwegian1.6%
Dutch0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Albanian0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Arab0.7%
Lebanese0.7%
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Essex Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes01929
Phone Area Codes978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.63
Approximate Longitude-70.77

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)

StationMARBLEHEAD
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationMIDDLETON
Distance11.5 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationREADING
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beverly41,431$102,244
Gloucester29,858$90,864
Ipswich4,077$81,172
Rowley1,702$88,722

Essex Public Libraries

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

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Essex Public Schools

Essex Elementary
12 Story Street
ZIP: 1929
(978) 768-7324
Primary
Total Enrollment 270
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