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Essex County, Massachusetts

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Table

Essex County, Massachusetts
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
807,074
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
807,074
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
809,829
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 809,829
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 743,159
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.6%
Female persons, percent
51.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
85.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
22.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
69.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 31,410
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 17.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 314,723
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $436,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,399
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $886
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,298
Building permits, 2021 1,703
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 297,254
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.59
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 89.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 26.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 92.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 87.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 89.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 40.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
3.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 67.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,536,058
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,323,953
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,747,884
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 10,037,894
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,284
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 30.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $82,225
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $43,948
Persons in poverty, percent
9.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 19,208
Total employment, 2020 298,034
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 16,679,960
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 69,827
All firms, 2012 71,118
Men-owned firms, 2012 41,046
Women-owned firms, 2012 24,612
Minority-owned firms, 2012 10,741
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 58,429
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 6,629
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 61,791
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1,508.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 492.56
FIPS Code 25009
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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