For population 25 years and over in Essex:
For population 15 years and over in Essex city:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $329 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (82.3 miles , pop. 55,515).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (117.4 miles , pop. 650,100).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (366.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Penermon, MO (1.6 miles) , Dexter, MO (2.4 miles ), Baker, MO (2.5 miles) , Bloomfield, MO (2.5 miles ), Morehouse, MO (3.1 miles ), Canalou, MO (3.2 miles ), Bernie, MO (3.4 miles ), Dudley, MO (3.6 miles ).
Latitude: 36.81 N, Longitude: 89.86 W
Area code: 573
Crime rates in Essex (2011):
Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-1.3%).
Work and jobs in Essex: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Essex, Missouri
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Essex-area historical tornado activity is above Missouri state average. It is 172% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/24/2002, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.9 miles away from the Essex city center injured 16 people and caused $45 million in damages.
On 4/22/1981, a category F4 tornado 30.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Essex-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 17.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 30.5 miles away from Essex center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 39.6 miles away from Essex center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 90.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Stoddard County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Larry McCoy (umpire) - Baseball umpire.
Hospitals/medical centers near Essex:
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Public high school in Essex:
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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 2005 was 24.0. This is about 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 (Population served: 531, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 19.5%
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Essex compared to Missouri state average:
Banks with branches in Essex (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Essex (based on Stoddard County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.79%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Essex government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,079 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:
5.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,118 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Essex fatal accident list:
Jul 8, 2005 10:20 PM, Sr-Ff, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Essex)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Essex, MO