For population 25 years and over in Essex:
For population 15 years and over in Essex city:
13 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $963 (1.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Council Bluffs, IA (41.1 miles , pop. 58,268).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (47.3 miles , pop. 390,007).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (402.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Shenandoah, IA (2.4 miles ), Coburg, IA (2.5 miles) , Imogene, IA (2.7 miles) , Yorktown, IA (3.2 miles) , Farragut, IA (3.5 miles ), Coin, IA (3.6 miles ), Red Oak, IA (3.6 miles ), Emerson, IA (3.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 40.83 N, Longitude: 95.31 W
Area code: 712
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-0.2%).
Work and jobs in Essex: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Essex, Iowa
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Essex-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 196% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/22/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.9 miles away from the Essex city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 4/12/1964, a category F4 tornado 10.7 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 28 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Essex-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 18.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.3 miles away from Essex center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Page County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Robert Enders - Zoologist.
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 12.2. This is worse than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 24.6. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.6. This is better than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.9. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.91. This is about average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Essex and their reported violations in the past:ESSEX WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 884, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 12.5%
(11.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 70.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Religion statistics for Essex (based on Page County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.51%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,006 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.92% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,994 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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Essex fatal accident list:
Dec 18, 1999 07:30 PM, Illinois Ave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 30, 1996 05:30 PM, 48, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Essex)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Paging Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:4
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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