Essex County NY Information


Essex County Subdivisions

Essex County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 38,362
Population in Households 36,234
Population in Familes 27,677
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,128
Population Density1 21
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $51,213
Average Household Income $69,078
Per Capita Income $29,635


Total Housing Units 26,071 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,990 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,072 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,009 (38.4%)
Median Home Value $159,954
Average Home Value $203,278


Total Households 16,062
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 9,753
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.31% -0.32%
Households -0.15% -0.33%
Families -0.33% -0.45%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.46%


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, 2018 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 Density # 61 3rd
Diversity Index # 43 34th
Median Household Income # 42 34th
Per Capita Income # 28 56th

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