Essex County NY Information


Essex County Subdivisions

Essex County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 39,348
Population in Households 37,027
Population in Familes 28,141
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,321
Population Density1 22
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 16,345
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 9,969
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 26,202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,861 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,484 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,857 (37.6%)
Median Home Value $157,730
Average Home Value $208,425


Median Household Income $50,313
Average Household Income $65,168
Per Capita Income $27,827
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% 0.07%
Households 0.08% 0.05%
Families -0.09% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Essex County NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Essex County to the other 62 counties and county equivalents in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 56 11th
Population Density1 # 61 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 43 32nd
Median Household Income # 35 45th
Per Capita Income # 25 61st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.