Essex County NY Information


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  1. Essex County 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forEssex County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Essex County NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 38,108
Population in Households 35,932
Population in Familes 27,248
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,176
Population Density2 21
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $54,229
Average Household Income $69,827
Per Capita Income $29,591


Total Housing Units 26,095 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 12,302 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,698 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,095 (38.7%)
Median Home Value $147,523
Average Home Value $201,457


Total Households 16,000
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 9,722
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.35% -0.55%
Households -0.18% -0.55%
Families -0.33% -0.64%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.2%


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, 2019 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 # 42 34th
Median Household Income # 33 48th
Per Capita Income # 29 55th

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