For population 25 years and over in Essex:
For population 15 years and over in Essex town:
17 residents are foreign born (1.3% North America, 1.1% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (105.2 miles , pop. 61,821).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (178.7 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (248.5 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Willsboro, NY (2.6 miles ), Lewis, NY (2.6 miles ), Westport, NY (2.7 miles ), Charlotte, VT (3.0 miles ), Ferrisburg, VT (3.0 miles ), Ferrisburgh, VT (3.1 miles ), Panton, VT (3.2 miles ), Elizabethtown, NY (3.3 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 44.28 N, Longitude: 73.41 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 518
Work and jobs in Essex: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Essex, New York
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:Essex-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 21.0 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 51.5 miles away from Essex center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 20.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/24/2002 at 23:46:00, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.1 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 20.4 miles away from Essex center
On 4/8/2003 at 15:06:14, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.2 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 51.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Essex County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Earthquake: 1, Power Outage: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: John L. Merriam - Politician.
Hospitals/medical centers near Essex:
Airports and other landing facilities located in Essex:
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to 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 2010 was 12.0. This is significantly 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.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.375. This is about average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Essex and their reported violations in the past:CRATER CLUB WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 132, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
2 people in religious group quarters in 2000
Essex compared to New York state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Essex town (based on Essex County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.20%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 24
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Number of full-service restaurants: 72
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.43% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,181 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:
6.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,516 average adjusted gross income)
0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($132 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Essex:
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TV broadcast stations around Essex:
Essex fatal accident list:
Jan 1, 2009 04:30 AM, Sr-22, Lat: 44.31483611, Lon: -73.34946944, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jan 2, 2007 09:00 AM, Cr-55(Sayre Rd), Lat: 44.260439, Lon: -73.452244, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 26, 2005 01:45 AM, Sr-22, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 23, 2002 04:10 PM, Sr-22, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 3, 1997 04:45 PM, I87, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 13 meters (43ft)
Total costs: $10,703,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,670
Total average daily truck traffic: 122
Total future (year 2021) average daily traffic: 2,191
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:4
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Essex, NY
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.