Essex County NY Information


Essex County Subdivisions

Essex County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 39,146
Population in Households 36,647
Population in Familes 27,813
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,499
Population Density1 22
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 16,348
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 9,986
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 26,089 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,922 (45.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,426 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,741 (37.3%)
Median Home Value $157,209
Average Home Value $222,815


Median Household Income $45,267
Average Household Income $58,237
Per Capita Income $24,652
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.13% -0.16%
Households 0.12% 0.01%
Families -0.09% -0.12%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
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, 2014 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 # 60 5th
Diversity Index2 # 46 27th
Median Household Income # 50 21st
Per Capita Income # 37 42nd

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