Essex, Missouri

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Population in 2013: 465 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.3%
 
Males: 228  (49.2%)
Females: 237  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Missouri median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 63846.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,574 (it was $28,036 in 2000)
Essex:

$44,574
MO:

$46,931

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,617 (it was $14,345 in 2000)

Essex city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $46,474 (it was $35,400 in 2000)
Essex:

$46,474
MO:

$133,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $61,147; Detached houses: $62,654; Mobile homes: $40,555

Median gross rent in 2013: $460.

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  • Races in Essex, MO (2010)

    Essex races chart
    • 46097.5%White alone
    • 51.1%Hispanic
    • 30.6%Black alone
    • 30.6%Two or more races
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Essex: 76.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (24.0%), German (19.0%), English (11.2%), United States (10.3%), Dutch (6.2%), French (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1876

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 1,690 people per square mile   (low).

Essex, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Essex:

  • High school or higher: 79.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Essex city:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 10.6%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Essex, Missouri as of July 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Essex to the number of sex offenders is 31 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $384 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $358 (0.8%)

Essex satellite photo by USGS

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) , Grayridge, MO (2.1 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 ).

Latitude: 36.81 N, Longitude: 89.86 W

Area code: 573

Essex household income distribution Essex home values distribution

Crime rates in Essex (2011):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 rape (211.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 2 assaults (421.9 per 100,000)
  • 0 burglaries (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 255.3 (higher means more crime, US average = 259.9)

Crime rates in Essex (2013):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 assault (215.5 per 100,000)
  • 3 burglaries (646.6 per 100,000)
  • 12 thefts (2,586.2 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 193.4 (higher means more crime, US average = 244.1)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Missouri average:

2.42
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-1.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Construction (26%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (26%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Essex-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 83% 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 near Missouri state average. It is 72% smaller 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 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 156.8 miles away from the city 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 Essex 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 the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Essex topographic map

Birthplace of: Larry McCoy (umpire) - Baseball umpire.

Hospitals and medical centers near Essex:

  • VINTAGE VILLA (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DEXTER, MO)
  • DEXTER HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; DEXTER, MO)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-DEXTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DEXTER, MO)
  • DEXTER MEMORIAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; DEXTER, MO)
  • SOUTHEASTHEALTH CENTER OF STODDARD COUNTY Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; DEXTER, MO)
  • BLOOMFIELD NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BLOOMFIELD, MO)
  • CYPRESS POINT-SKILLED NURSING BY AMERICARE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DEXTER, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Essex:

  • Three Rivers Community College (about 32 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,360)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 40 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 60 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 65 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 69 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 73 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • John A Logan College (about 78 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)

Public high school in Essex:

Public elementary/middle school in Essex:

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Notable location: Essex Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Stoddard County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Essex and their reported violations in the past:

ESSEX (Population served: 531, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-28-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAY-27-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-21-2013), St Public Notif requested (AUG-21-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-13-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In APR-01-2008, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-02-2008), Fed Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2008)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.4%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.8%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Essex compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median house value significantly below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Essex (2011 data):

  • First Commercial Bank: Essex Branch at 101 Trotter Street, branch established on 2007/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $223.9 mil, Deposits: $176.7 mil, headquarters in Gideon, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Gideon Bancshares Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Missouri average:

11.0

Essex travel time to work - commute Essex mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Electricity (45%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Essex city (based on Stoddard County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,27654
Mainline Protestant1,5689
Catholic6102
Black Protestant1811
Other1363
None20,197-
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: 6
Stoddard County:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Stoddard County:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Stoddard County:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Stoddard County:

28.5%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.8%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$5,359$64,3080$0
Sewerage 1$3,895$46,7400$0
Water Supply 1$3,895$46,7400$0
Totals for Government 3$13,149$52,5960$0

Essex government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Fire Protection: $5,000 ($10.75)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $51,000 ($109.68)
    Central Staff Services: $36,000 ($77.42)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($49.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($43.01)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($36.56)
    Police Protection: $12,000 ($25.81)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($17.20)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($10.75)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $65,000 ($139.78)

Essex government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($49.46)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($49.46)
    All Other: $2,000 ($4.30)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $34,000 ($73.12)
    General Revenue, NEC: $12,000 ($25.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $29,000 ($62.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $22,000 ($47.31)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $18,000 ($38.71)
    Total General Sales: $16,000 ($34.41)
    Property: $10,000 ($21.51)
    NEC: $2,000 ($4.30)

Essex government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $30,000 ($64.52)

5.50% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,764 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Missouri average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Scott County, MO  0.80% ($23,181 average AGI)
from Butler County, MO  0.72% ($24,333)
from Dunklin County, MO  0.41% ($23,535)


5.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,836 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Missouri average:

6.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Butler County, MO  0.77% ($27,225 average AGI)
to Cape Girardeau County, MO  0.65% ($27,088)
to Scott County, MO  0.61% ($25,859)

Strongest AM radio stations in Essex:

  • KDEX (1590 AM; daytime; 1 kW; DEXTER, MO; Owner: DEXTER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRHW (1520 AM; 5 kW; SIKESTON, MO)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KWOC (930 AM; 5 kW; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KSIM (1400 AM; 1 kW; SIKESTON, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KAPE (1550 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Essex:

  • KDEX-FM (102.3 FM; DEXTER, MO; Owner: DEXTER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KBHI (107.1 FM; MINER, MO; Owner: DANA R WITHERS)
  • KBXB (97.9 FM; SIKESTON, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KWKZ (106.1 FM; CHARLESTON, MO; Owner: ANDERSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLSC (92.9 FM; MALDEN, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)
  • KKLR-FM (94.5 FM; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLUE (103.5 FM; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • KGMO (100.7 FM; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KFEB (107.5 FM; CAMPBELL, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KREZ (104.7 FM; CHAFFEE, MO; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KTMO (106.5 FM; NEW MADRID, MO; Owner: POLLACK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KJEZ (95.5 FM; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Essex:

  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • K47FB (Channel 47; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K69HT (Channel 69; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • K39CP (Channel 39; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K65GP (Channel 65; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K62DA (Channel 62; MALDEN, MO; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)

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
  • 1 1/4 Mi S Of Jct State Hwys Hh & Cc (Lat: 36.747278 Lon: -89.777861), Call Sign: KNGA718, Licensee ID: L00126822
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.520 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/19/1998, Expiration Date: 03/01/2003, Cancellation Date: 06/01/2003
    Registrant: Wheeler Farms Inc, Route 1, Essex, MO 63846
  • MP 163.9, Mp 163.9 Che Sub (Lat: 36.869222 Lon: -89.852694), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WNKH642
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.550 MHz, 160.410 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/29/2012, Expiration Date: 03/13/2022, Certifier: W G Howard
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N0BBY, Licensee ID: L00917330
    Grant Date: 09/14/2004, Expiration Date: 12/08/2014, Certifier: Lee D De Journett
    Registrant: Lee D De Journett, 100 Emery St, Essex, MO 63846
  • Call Sign: KD0OTF, Licensee ID: L01640447
    Grant Date: 05/24/2011, Expiration Date: 05/24/2021, Certifier: Steven W Carrillo
    Registrant: Steven W Carrillo, 23360 Caitie Ln, Essex, MO 63846


FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Essex)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Essex, MO
Most common first names in Essex, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2675.9 years
James2171.7 years
Charles1475.6 years
Mary1477.9 years
John1075.8 years
George973.2 years
Thomas874.4 years
Harold873.0 years
Robert871.4 years
Clarence783.7 years
Most common last names in Essex, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1276.2 years
Snider1278.8 years
Taylor1181.9 years
Williamson880.6 years
Cobb761.4 years
Baker781.9 years
Barber775.7 years
Rodgers768.0 years
Triplett676.3 years
Davis672.5 years
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