Essex, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 1,471.
Population change since 2000: +3.2%
Males: 693  (47.1%)
Females: 778  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

47.0 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.7 years

Zip codes: 01929.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $121,046 (it was $52,039 in 2000)
Essex:

$121,046
MA:

$85,843

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $58,394 (it was $31,255 in 2000)

Essex CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $560,319 (it was $260,200 in 2000)
Essex:

$560,319
MA:

$418,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $580,069; detached houses: $593,095; townhouses or other attached units: $454,352; in 2-unit structures: $637,341

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,315.

March 2019 cost of living index in Essex: 136.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.0%
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Crime rates in Essex by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(29.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(118.7)
1
(30.2)
1
(28.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
25
(742.1)
12
(362.5)
14
(397.2)
4
(112.3)
7
(193.5)
8
(219.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
27
(801.4)
29
(876.1)
26
(737.6)
22
(617.6)
19
(525.2)
27
(741.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.1)
3
(82.9)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index116.766.594.234.841.245.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Essex, MA

Crime rate in Essex detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Massachusetts average:

2.37
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Essex, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: English (19.5%), American (13.9%), Italian (13.0%), Irish (12.2%), German (6.8%), Scottish (5.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1819

Elevation: 26 feet

Land area: 2.09 square miles.

Population density: 705 people per square mile   (low).

Essex, Massachusetts map

24 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.7%
Massachusetts:

16.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $7,805 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $9,321 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynn, MA (14.1 miles , pop. 89,050).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (26.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (201.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA (1.9 miles ),
Ipswich, MA (2.1 miles ),
Hamilton, MA (2.1 miles ),
Gloucester, MA (2.3 miles ),
Wenham, MA (2.3 miles ),
Beverly, MA (2.6 miles ),
Rowley, MA (2.8 miles ),
Rockport, MA (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 42.63 N, Longitude: 70.78 W

Area code: 978

Distribution of median household income in Essex, MA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Essex, MA in 2019

Essex satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $179,200
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $183,800
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $182,700
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $303,600
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $242,500
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $422,100
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $241,100
  • 2004: 12 buildings, average cost: $239,800
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $305,000
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $257,300
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $282,300
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $285,000
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $247,000
  • 2010: 15 buildings, average cost: $343,900
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $238,300
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $429,100
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $432,000
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $387,900
  • 2015: 15 buildings, average cost: $411,100
  • 2016: 10 buildings, average cost: $433,400
  • 2017: 12 buildings, average cost: $427,900
  • 2018: 13 buildings, average cost: $428,700
  • 2019: 12 buildings, average cost: $428,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Essex, MA residents
Average permit cost in Essex, MA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.8%
Massachusetts:

6.2%
Most common industries in Essex, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.8%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.8%)
  • Chemicals (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.8%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Essex, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.8%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.1%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.5%)

Average climate in Essex, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Essex, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.4. This is about average.

City:

65.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.319. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.319
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2014 was 8.38. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.38
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.52
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.32. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.32
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Essex-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 54% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Essex place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.2 miles away from the place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Essex-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Massachusetts state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 67.1 miles away from Essex center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 195.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 73.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 201.3 miles away from Essex 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) earthquake occurred 195.3 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 245.1 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 Essex County (33) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 13

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 11, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snows: 3, Blizzards: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Essex topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Essex:

  • CALDWELL SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; IPSWICH, MA)
  • STEPHEN CALDWELL MEM CONV HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; IPSWICH, MA)
  • ADDISON GILBERT HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; GLOUCESTER, MA)
  • SEACOAST NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GLOUCESTER, MA)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-GLOUCESTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GLOUCESTER, MA)
  • GREYCLIFF AT CAPE ANN CONV CTR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GLOUCESTER, MA)
  • ESSEX PARK REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BEVERLY, MA)

Amtrak station near Essex:

  • 19 miles: HAVERHILL (WASHINGTON ST. @ RAILROAD SQUARE) . Services: ticket office.

Operable nuclear power plant near Essex:

  • 18 miles: Seabrook in Seabrook, NH.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Essex:

  • Endicott College (about 7 miles; Beverly, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,064)
  • North Shore Community College (about 10 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 5,195)
  • Salem State University (about 11 miles; Salem, MA; FT enrollment: 8,027)
  • Merrimack College (about 18 miles; North Andover, MA; FT enrollment: 2,734)
  • Northern Essex Community College (about 18 miles; Haverhill, MA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (about 24 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 8,814)
  • Tufts University (about 24 miles; Medford, MA; FT enrollment: 9,041)

Public elementary/middle school in Essex:

See full list of schools located in Essex

Library in Essex:

  • T.O.H.P. BURNHAM FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $81,087; Location: 30 MARTIN ST.; 14,994 books; 1,588 audio materials; 1,313 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 29 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Essex: Essex Ship Building Museum (A), Essex Fire Department (B), Essex Town Hall (C), Essex Shipbuilding Museum (D), Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum Archives (E), Essex Historical Society Building (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Essex: First Congregational Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Spring Street Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ebben Creek (A), Soginese Creek (B), Alewife Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Essex River House Motel (132 Main Street).

Birthplace of: Willfred W. Lufkin - Politician, Fletcher Low - Major League Baseball third baseman.

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

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

  • ESSEX WATER DEPT. (Population served: 2,193, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

63.3%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.8%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Banks with branches in Essex (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Ipswich: Essex Branch at 8-10 Martin Street, branch established on 1957/04/15. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $282.6 mil, Deposits: $223.7 mil, headquarters in Ipswich, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Brookline Bancorp, Inc.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Essex Branch at 15 Martin Street, branch established on 1967/11/20. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The

For population 15 years and over in Essex:

Marital status in Essex, MA
  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

For population 25 years and over in Essex:

  • High school or higher: 98.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 58.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 31.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Essex
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Essex, MA (based on Essex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic341,97055
Mainline Protestant33,710140
Evangelical Protestant20,925160
Other15,88263
Orthodox11,59013
Black Protestant3763
None318,706-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 145
Here:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Essex County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 144
Here:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 95
Essex County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 557
Essex County:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

23.7%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Essex County:

20.7%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

52.1%
Massachusetts:

50.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Essex:

56.8%
Massachusetts:

48.0%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.2
Massachusetts:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.2%
Massachusetts:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.9%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
Essex:

36.3%
State:

33.4%

General health condition:
Essex:

58.9%
Massachusetts:

57.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Essex:

85.0%
Massachusetts:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Essex, MA Residents

4.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($78,981 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($629 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.58% ($88,059 average AGI)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.77% ($91,101)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.31% ($57,814)


5.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($70,979 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,049 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.07%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, MA  1.25% ($66,782 average AGI)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.58% ($74,166)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.53% ($81,995)

Businesses in Essex, MA

  • Dunkin Donuts: 1
  • FedEx: 2

Strongest AM radio stations in Essex:

  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WNSH (1570 AM; 5 kW; BEVERLY, MA)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WROL (950 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Essex:

  • WBOQ (104.9 FM; GLOUCESTER, MA; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Essex:

  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • Essex, Massachusetts
  • Fatal accident count11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents13
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:4
  • Fatalities15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents24
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Massachusetts average
  • Fatal accident count5507
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents7607
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2088
  • Fatalities5945
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents12932
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents376
See more detailed statistics of Essex fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 7ft / 2.2mTotal length
  • $3,706,000Total costs
  • 20,000Total average daily traffic
  • 2,200Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,056Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Richard Byrne, 12 Scott's Way (Lat: 42.624944 Lon: -70.816778), Type: 38.4, Overall height: 36.6 m, Registrant: Towerco Assets LLC, Afry@towerco.Com, , Cary, Phone: (919) 653-5710
  • Richard Byrne, 12 Scott's Way (Lat: 42.624944 Lon: -70.816778), Type: 38.4, Overall height: 36.6 m, Registrant: Towerco Assets LLC, Afry@towerco.Com, , Cary, Phone: (919) 653-5710
  • Edward G Roach, 12 Scott's Way (Lat: 42.624944 Lon: -70.816778), Type: 38.4, Structure height: 25009 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Licensee ID: L, Registrant: Sba 2012 Tc Assets, LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • Edward G Roach, 12 Scott's Way (Ma46689-A) (Lat: 42.624944 Lon: -70.816778), Type: 41.1, Structure height: 25009 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Registrant: Sba 2012 Tc Assets, LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • Edward G Roach, 12 Scott's Way (Ma46689-A) (Lat: 42.624944 Lon: -70.816778), Type: 41.1, Structure height: 25009 m, Overall height: 36.6 m, Registrant: Sba 2012 Tc Assets, LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • James Walker, 3 Eastern Avenue (Lat: 42.629278 Lon: -70.764222), Type: 46.9, Structure height: 25009 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: Towernorth Development, LLC, Bstern@clinellc.Com, Suite 1, Raynh-am, Phone: (215) 803-4858
  • Cody J Carter, 3 Eastern Avenue (Lat: 42.629278 Lon: -70.764222), Type: 46.9, Structure height: 25009 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Registrant: Towernorth Development, LLC, Bstern@clinellc.Com, Suite 1, Raynh-am, Phone: (215) 803-4858

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • MORSE HILL, Old School Street (Lat: 42.584722 Lon: -71.365278), Type: Bant, Structure height: 27 m, Overall height: 30 m, Call Sign: WPWG718,
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.012 MHz, 851.512 MHz, 852.012 MHz, 852.512 MHz, 853.012 MHz, Grant Date: 09/05/2012, Expiration Date: 11/13/2022, Certifier: Richard P Hanlon, Registrant: Airwaves Licensing Assistance Inc, 4285 Fairfield Road, Fairfield, PA 17320, Phone: (717) 642-9512, Fax: (717) 642-9516, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ESSEX, 16 Tree Hill Rd (Lat: 42.639667 Lon: -70.793250), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 51.5 m, Call Sign: WPOQ828,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10647.5 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, Grant Date: 02/10/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Cancellation Date: 05/04/2017, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

5
  • 41 Robbins Island Rd (Lat: 42.583417 Lon: -70.616167), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: KCE266, Licensee ID: L00005809,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.900 MHz, Grant Date: 09/16/1999, Expiration Date: 09/08/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/13/2004, Registrant: Paul H King, 5 Bosworth St, Beverly, MA 01915
  • 75 Eastern Ave (Lat: 42.633694 Lon: -70.771444), Type: Building, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WHV542,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.425 MHz, Grant Date: 04/22/2014, Expiration Date: 06/30/2024, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 35 Dodge St (Lat: 41.633444 Lon: -70.775583), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WHV879,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.550 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 05/17/1999, Expiration Date: 07/20/2004, Cancellation Date: 09/26/2004, Registrant: Essex Marina, 35 Dodge St, Essex, MA 01929
  • 35 Dodge St (Lat: 41.633444 Lon: -70.775583), Type: Building, Overall height: 4 m, Call Sign: WXZ510, Licensee ID: L00352738,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.550 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 07/11/1994, Expiration Date: 07/11/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/03/2001, Registrant: Essex River Cruises Inc, 35 Dodge St Essex Marina, Essex, MA 01929
  • 35 Dodge Street (Lat: 41.633333 Lon: -70.776111), Type: Building, Structure height: 3.5 m, Overall height: 6.9 m, Call Sign: WPST532, Licensee ID: L00352738,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.550 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 157.025 MHz, Grant Date: 07/31/2001, Expiration Date: 07/31/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/01/2011, Certifier: Clifford A Amero, Registrant: Essex River Cruises Inc, Essex Marina 35 Dodge St, Essex, MA 01929-1337, Phone: (978) 768-6981, Fax: (978) 768-2548, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: EGAN MARC H EXP11 (Category: Amphibian, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-200 (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 72HE, N72HE, N-72HE, Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 2019, Airworthiness Date: 09/17/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 78 Belcher St, Essex, MA 01929

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$228,1803$331,54020$292,8352$152,6901$300,380
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$435,0900$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$06$375,3480$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$03$387,1470$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$388,4300$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 2221.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$231,030
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2004 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 2221.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Essex, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Essex, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 13. The highest number of fire incidents - 33 took place in 2009, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Essex, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (53.2%), and Outside Fires (27.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Essex, MA
    • 11553.2%Structure Fires
    • 5927.3%Outside Fires
    • 3114.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 115.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Essex, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Essex, MA
  • 71.4%Utility gas
  • 13.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.5%Electricity
  • 7.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Essex, MA
  • 50.0%Electricity
  • 38.1%Utility gas
  • 11.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Essex compared to Massachusetts 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Essex on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Sweden (population 500+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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