Essex, NY 12936 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 12936: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Essex, NY 12936

Acceptable Alternative
Whallonsburg, NY 12936

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Essex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 44.262, Longitude -73.374
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 35
  • PO Box Addresses: 129
  • Residential Addresses: 228
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 228

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Essex, NY 12936 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 638
Daytime Population: Workers 210
Daytime Population: Residents 310
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 520
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 637
Population in Familes 464
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 17
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $54,943
Average Household Income $75,110
Per Capita Income $34,975


Total Housing Units 598 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 244 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 301 (50.3%)
Median Home Value $178,571
Average Home Value $228,996


Total Households 297
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 169
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.67% -0.6%
Households -0.63% -0.54%
Families -1.02% -0.72%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Essex, NY 12936 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 12936 to the other 1,745 ZIP Codes in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 1416 19th
Population Density # 1652 5th
Diversity Index # 1681 4th
Median Household Income # 931 47th
Per Capita Income # 563 68th

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