Essex, Connecticut

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Population in 2010: 6,683. Population change since 2000: +2.7%
 
Males: 3,174  (47.5%)
Females: 3,509  (52.5%)
Median resident age:  49.2 years
Connecticut median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 06409.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $84,014 (it was $66,746 in 2000)
Essex:

$84,014
CT:

$67,276
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $59,840 (it was $42,806 in 2000)

Essex town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $389,282 (it was $229,800 in 2000)
Essex:

$389,282
CT:

$267,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $545,728; Detached houses: $566,522; Townhouses or other attached units: $347,457; In 2-unit structures: $869,187; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $553,688; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $293,940; Mobile homes: $118,941
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Essex races chart
  • White alone - 6,315 (94.5%)
  • Hispanic - 183 (2.7%)
  • Asian alone - 81 (1.2%)
  • Two or more races - 47 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 40 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 10 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.03%)

Races in Essex detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Essex: 329.6 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (24.7%), Irish (21.2%), German (14.4%), Italian (13.7%), Polish (7.9%), Scottish (5.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 09/13/1639

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 10.4 square miles.

Population density: 645 people per square mile   (low).

Essex,CT real estate house value index trend

Essex, Connecticut map

For population 25 years and over in Essex:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 51.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Essex town:

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

330 residents are foreign born (3.4% Europe, 0.5% North America).

This town:  5.1%
Connecticut:  13.8%



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Essex, Connecticut as of February 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Essex to the number of sex offenders is 6,810 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Essex town:  1.1% ($2,478)
Connecticut:  1.8% ($2,961)

Essex satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Meriden, CT (23.5 miles , pop. 58,244).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (76.4 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (83.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Essex Village, CT (1.0 miles ), Deep River, CT (1.6 miles ), Deep River Center, CT (1.6 miles ), Chester Center, CT (2.0 miles ), Lyme, CT (2.1 miles ), Old Saybrook, CT (2.2 miles ), Chester, CT (2.2 miles ), Old Saybrook Center, CT (2.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $190,200
  • 1998: 48 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 1999: 50 buildings, average cost: $173,600
  • 2000: 42 buildings, average cost: $211,400
  • 2001: 50 buildings, average cost: $187,800
  • 2002: 32 buildings, average cost: $197,300
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $250,100
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $271,600
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $333,600
  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $445,900
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $365,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $668,300
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $446,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $598,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.35 N, Longitude: 72.42 W

Area code: 860

Essex household income distribution Essex home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.9%
Connecticut:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Essex: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Essex, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Essex-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Connecticut state average. It is 45% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.2 miles away from the Essex town center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 8/21/1951, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the town center injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Essex-area historical earthquake activity is near Connecticut state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 204.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 226.6 miles away from Essex center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 154.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 190.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 202.2 miles away from Essex center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 146.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Blizzards: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Essex topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Essex:

  • ESSEX MEADOWS HEALTH CENTER (30 BOKUM RD)
  • PETTIPAUG MANOR (63 S MAIN ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Essex:

  • VISITING NURSES OF THE LOWER V (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; CENTERBROOK, CT)
  • CHESTERFIELDS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CHESTER, CT)
  • GLADEVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; OLD SAYBROOK, CT)
  • FERRY POINT SKILL NURSING CARE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; OLD SAYBROOK, CT)
  • APPLE REHAB SAYBROOK (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; OLD SAYBROOK, CT)
  • AARON MANOR NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CHESTER, CT)
  • WESTBROOK VISITING NURSES AND PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; WESTBROOK, CT)

Heliports and other landing facilities located in Essex:

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Amtrak stations near Essex:

  • 5 miles: OLD SAYBROOK (455 BOSTON POST RD.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: NEW LONDON (27 WATER ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Essex:

  • 15 miles: Millstone 1 and 2 in Waterford, CT.
  • 15 miles: Millstone 3 in Waterford, CT.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Essex:

  • Connecticut College (about 17 miles; New London, CT; Full-time enrollment: 2,068)
  • Wesleyan University (about 19 miles; Middletown, CT; FT enrollment: 3,517)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 20 miles; Norwich, CT; FT enrollment: 2,897)
  • Quinnipiac University (about 26 miles; Hamden, CT; FT enrollment: 8,153)
  • Yale University (about 27 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 13,121)
  • Gateway Community College (about 27 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 4,672)
  • Eastern Connecticut State University (about 28 miles; Willimantic, CT; FT enrollment: 4,985)

Library in Essex:

  • ESSEX LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (Operating income: $384,559; Location: 33 WEST AVE.; 30,140 books; 18 e-books; 2,206 audio materials; 1,849 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 64 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Essex: Essex Island Marina (A), Essex Reef Light (B), Essex Town Dock (C), Essex Fire Engine Company 1 Headquarters (D), Pratt House (E), Museum of Fife and Drum (F), Ivoryton Playhouse (G), Ivoryton Library Association (H), Hollycroft Foundation (I), Essex Town Hall (J), Essex Library Association (K), Connecticut River Museum (L), Essex Ambulance Association (M), Essex Fire Engine Company 2 (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Essex Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Essex include: All Saints Episcopal Church (A), Centerbrook Congregational Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Congregational Church (D), Ivoryton Congregational Church (E), Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (F), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (G), Trinity Lutheran Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Central Burying Ground (1), Riverview Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Sunset Pond (A), Lord Pond (B), Birch Millpond (C), Falls River Pond (D), Mill Pond (E), Comstock Pond (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mud River (A), Ward Brook (B), Falls River (C), Viney Hill Brook (D), Tiffany Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Essex include: Essex Square (1), Essex Town Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Essex Historical Society-Hill'S Academy (Museums; 22 Prospect Street) (1), International Bicycle Tours (Tours & Charters; 90 North Main Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotel: Griswold Inn (36 Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 87.7. This is about average.

City:

87.7
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2000 was 34.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 14.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.65
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Essex that have no violations reported:

  • HERITAGE COVE CONDOMINIUMS (Population served: 208, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Connecticut:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.1%
Whole state:  66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.1%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.8%
Whole state:

7.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.0%
Whole state:

3.9%
39 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
13 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Essex in 2000:

  • 73 people in nursing homes
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Essex compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Essex (2011 data):

  • Essex Savings Bank: Main Street Branch at 9 Main Street, branch established on 1990/07/02; at 35 Plains Road, branch established on 1851/08/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $299.2 mil, Deposits: $236.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Webster Bank, National Association: Essex/Westbrook Branch at 130 Westbrook Road, branch established on 1991/05/17. Info updated 2008/12/23: Bank assets: $18,674.3 mil, Deposits: $13,861.5 mil, headquarters in Waterbury, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 167 total offices, Holding Company: Webster Financial Corporation
  • Liberty Bank: Essex Branch at 7 Main Street, branch established on 1994/07/25. Info updated 2011/01/06: Bank assets: $3,394.1 mil, Deposits: $2,747.0 mil, headquarters in Middletown, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Bokum Road Branch at 125 Westbrook Road, branch established on 1985/12/30. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: Essex Meadows Branch at 30 Bokum Road, branch established on 1995/05/25. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (78%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Essex town (based on Middlesex County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.32%
Here: 54.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchJewishEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents70.8%9.7%4.7%3.3%2.9%
Congregations18.9%20.0%12.6%1.1%6.3%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian Churches Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents2.6%1.3%0.9%0.6%3.2%
Congregations8.4%6.3%1.1%1.1%24.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Middlesex County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Middlesex County:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 177
Here:

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.0%
Connecticut:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.1%
Connecticut:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

15.8%

7.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($59,295 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
Connecticut average:

5.12%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($287 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.17%
Connecticut average:

0.19%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hartford County, CT  2.07% ($57,435 average AGI)
from New Haven County, CT  1.85% ($59,251)
from New London County, CT  0.56% ($52,016)


7.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($54,048 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
Connecticut average:

5.64%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($487 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.10%
Connecticut average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hartford County, CT  1.78% ($54,771 average AGI)
to New Haven County, CT  1.23% ($47,288)
to New London County, CT  0.63% ($52,650)

Strongest AM radio stations in Essex:

  • WLIS (1420 AM; 5 kW; OLD SAYBROOK, CT; Owner: CROSSROADS COMM. OLD SAYBROOK, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WGSM (740 AM; 25 kW; HUNTINGTON, NY; Owner: K RADIO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WICH (1310 AM; 5 kW; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INCORPORATED)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Essex:

  • W233AJ (94.5 FM; OLD SAYBROOK, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • W227AJ (93.3 FM; NORTHFORD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKSS (95.7 FM; HARTFORD-MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYZ (92.5 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WZMX (93.7 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHCN (105.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMRQ (104.1 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKT (90.5 FM; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WDRC-FM (102.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCTY (97.7 FM; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INC.)
  • WKNL (100.9 FM; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSUF (89.9 FM; NOYACK, NY; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WIHS (104.9 FM; MIDDLETOWN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WBMW (106.5 FM; LEDYARD, CT; Owner: RED WOLF BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WILI-FM (98.3 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: NUTMEG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNLC (98.7 FM; EAST LYME, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTIC-FM (96.5 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Essex:

  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEDN (Channel 53; NORWICH, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • W51BZ (Channel 51; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: it COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Essex, Connecticut:
  • Fatal accident count: 28
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 38
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 28
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 63
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Connecticut average:
  • Fatal accident count: 105
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 153
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 44
  • Fatalities: 113
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 252
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10
See more detailed statistics of Essex fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 27
Total length: 142 meters (466ft)
Total costs: $40,000
Total average daily traffic: 216,182
Total average daily truck traffic: 12,952

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 20
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Essex, CT

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Donald DeCesare, Twr 1 - On Bokum Road (Lat: 41.327222 Lon: -72.389167), Type: 61.7, Overall height: 61.1 m
    Registrant: 2026396771, Mlipp@velaw.Com, 1455 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, N.W.
  • Donald DeCesare, Twr 2 - On Bokum Road (Lat: 41.327222 Lon: -72.389167), Type: 61.5, Overall height: 60.9 m
    Registrant: 8603881420, , 77 OLD SAYBROOK ROAD
  • Twr 2 - On Bokum Road (Lat: 41.327222 Lon: -72.389167), Type: 61.5, Overall height: 60.9 m
    Registrant: 8603881420, , 77 OLD SAYBROOK ROAD
  • Twr 1 - On Bokum Road (Lat: 41.327222 Lon: -72.389167), Type: 61.7, Overall height: 61.1 m
    Registrant: 8603881420, , 77 OLD SAYBROOK ROAD

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 29 West Ave (Lat: 41.372333 Lon: -72.388417), Call Sign: KNCQ750
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/08/1996, Expiration Date: 02/11/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002
    Registrant: Essex, Town Of, 29 West Ave Box 98, Essex, CT 06426, Phone: (860) 767-0715
  • 36 Main St (Lat: 41.351500 Lon: -72.387028), Call Sign: WNNA353, Licensee ID: L00760395
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.100 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/30/2003, Expiration Date: 11/29/2013
    Registrant: Griswold Inn, 36 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1132, Phone: (860) 767-1776, Fax: (860) 767-0481
  • 1/2 Mi Ssw Of Ingham Hill Rd & Rt 153 Intersection (Lat: 41.328444 Lon: -72.422028), Call Sign: KNHV293
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.5200 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/24/1998, Expiration Date: 10/27/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/07/2003
    Registrant: Bombaci Tree Experts Inc, 45 Plains Rd, Essex, CT 06426

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • 260 Westbrook Road (Lat: 41.329444 Lon: -72.427500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 25.9 m, Call Sign: KDS296, Licensee ID: L01422065
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.450 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/05/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Cancellation Date: 07/13/2010, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley
    Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr. #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0000, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:
  • 260 Westbrook Road (Lat: 41.329444 Lon: -72.427500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 25.9 m, Call Sign: KCC484
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/12/2009, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley
    Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 300 Technology Drive #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-1626, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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  • 170 Yards 83 M Ferry St Corner (Lat: 41.353444 Lon: -72.384528), Type: Building, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: KIZ617, Licensee ID: L00003710
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/24/2012, Expiration Date: 11/13/2022
    Registrant: Essex Island Marina Inc, 11 Ferry St, Essex, CT 06426, Phone: (860) 767-1267, Fax: (860) 767-0075, Email:
  • 59 Main St (Lat: 41.358444 Lon: -72.405083), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WHW501
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/22/1993, Expiration Date: 07/22/1998, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001
    Registrant: Pumadog Inc, Essex, CT 06426
  • Ferry St (Lat: 41.350111 Lon: -72.382861), Type: Building, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WXY951, Licensee ID: L00914400
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/08/2004, Expiration Date: 09/08/2014
    Registrant: Essex Boat Works Inc, Ferry St, Essex, CT 06426, Phone: (860) 767-8276

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Essex)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 101 mph), Engine: LYCOMING AEIO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1182E , Serial Number: 316-77, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 06/29/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph E Farnum, 3 New City St, Essex, CT 06426
  • Aircraft: FETSKE SFA (Category: Amphibian, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 85 mph), Engine: FRANKLIN 4AC199D&E SER (90 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 12EF , Serial Number: 711, Year manufactured: 1970
    Registrant (Individual): Ernest F Fetske, 143 R River Rd, Essex, CT 06426
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2249X , Serial Number: 28R-7918096, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 03/19/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Andrew D Elwood, 9 Parker Ter, Essex, CT 06426
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 560XL (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 13, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PW545 SER (3952 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 590AK , Serial Number: 560-5038, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 09/24/1999
    Registrant (Corporation): Blp Aviation LLC, 3 Essex Sq, Essex, CT 06426
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 759TJ , Serial Number: 18266244, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 02/10/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Richard Czel, 85 River Rd Apt G2, Essex, CT 06426
  • Aircraft: TAYLOR MARK S RV-4 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 92CT , Serial Number: 2468, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 06/20/1994
    Registrant (Individual): Donald N Jr Mei, 23 Kings Ln, Essex, CT 06426

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 22
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Essex

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Essex, CT
Businesses in Essex, CT
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AT&T1Talbots1
FedEx3U-Haul1
Rite Aid1UPS2
Subway1

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