Essex, Vermont

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Population in 2010: 19,587. Population change since 2000: +5.2%
 
Males: 9,554  (48.8%)
Females: 10,033  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  39.9 years
Vermont median age:  45.8 years

Zip codes: 05452.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $84,393 (it was $58,441 in 2000)
Essex:

$84,393
VT:

$57,677

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $39,617 (it was $25,854 in 2000)

Essex town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $303,414 (it was $141,400 in 2000)
Essex:

$303,414
VT:

$223,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $339,917; Detached houses: $390,926; Townhouses or other attached units: $244,095; In 2-unit structures: $339,950; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $149,031; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $153,907; Mobile homes: $94,434
  • Races in Essex, VT (2010)

    Essex races chart
    • 17,94791.6%White alone
    • 6263.2%Asian alone
    • 3251.7%Two or more races
    • 3351.7%Hispanic
    • 2771.4%Black alone
    • 470.2%American Indian alone
    • 280.1%Other race alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Essex: 110.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (20.4%), English (17.8%), French (12.3%), German (12.2%), French Canadian (10.7%), Italian (8.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 39.0 square miles.

Population density: 502 people per square mile   (low).

Essex,VT real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Essex:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Essex town:

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 62.5%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

1,105 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe, 1.8% North America, 1.8% Asia).

This town:

5.9%
Vermont:

3.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Essex town:  2.0% ($2,789)
Vermont:  2.0% ($2,196)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (124.7 miles , pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (181.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (255.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Essex Junction, VT (1.0 miles ), Williston, VT (2.0 miles ), Winooski, VT (2.1 miles ), Jericho, VT (2.3 miles ), South Burlington, VT (2.4 miles ), Colchester, VT (2.4 miles ), Burlington, VT (2.5 miles ), Westford, VT (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 56 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 1998: 65 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 1999: 61 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2000: 28 buildings, average cost: $158,000
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $181,900
  • 2004: 22 buildings, average cost: $167,900
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $249,500
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $228,600
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $228,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $229,000
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $227,200
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $231,200
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $279,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 44.50 N, Longitude: 73.09 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 802


Crime rates in Essex by Year
Type 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Murders 00020010001001
per 100,000 0.00.00.010.40.00.05.10.00.00.05.00.00.04.7
Rapes 42235165321020
per 100,000 21.210.510.515.625.85.130.425.215.310.25.00.09.50.0
Robberies 01323311428230
per 100,000 0.05.315.710.415.515.35.15.020.410.239.69.614.30.0
Assaults 710111092286979447
per 100,000 37.152.757.552.246.5112.540.530.345.935.544.619.319.033.0
Burglaries 15389110727511774477280111526849
per 100,000 811.1469.1575.4375.5387.6598.0374.5237.3367.2406.1549.5250.5323.7230.9
Theft 415389351369328389310353405389361289230282
per 100,000 2,200.02,050.31,836.21,924.71,695.11,988.31,568.91,781.92,065.41,974.61,787.21,392.41,095.01,329.1
Auto thefts 1213151211891411129644
per 100,000 63.668.578.562.656.840.945.570.756.160.944.628.919.018.9
Arson 20102120222101
per 100,000 10.60.05.20.010.35.110.10.010.210.29.94.80.04.7
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 278.0) 181.4146.6144.6155.2134.1155.8136.6121.3140.3130.6148.282.383.786.9

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Essex detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 31 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.18
Vermont average:

1.80

Essex tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.1%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,140 (+13.0%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Computer and electronic products (25%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Computer and electronic products (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Engineers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Work and jobs in Essex: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Essex, Vermont

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Essex-area historical earthquake activity is near Vermont state average. It is 90% 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 30.8 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 72.6 miles away from Essex center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 101.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.4 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 69.2 miles away from Essex center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 60.1 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 Chittenden County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Heavy Rains: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Brian Dubie - Politician, Bert Abbey - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Essex:

  • GREEN MOUNTAIN NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; COLCHESTER, VT)
  • FANNY ALLEN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; WINOOSKI, VT)
  • BAYADA NURSES, INC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; SO BURLINGTON, VT)
  • FLETCHER ALLEN HEALTHCARE - MED CTR HOSP OF VT CAMPUS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; BURLINGTON, VT)
  • FLETCHER ALLEN HOSPITAL OF VERMONT Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; BURLINGTON, VT)
  • BURLINGTON HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BURLINGTON, VT)
  • FLETCHER ALLEN HEALTHCARE - CHITTENDEN COUNTY DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT)

Amtrak stations near Essex:

  • 2 miles: BURLINGTON-ESSEX JUNCTION (ESSEX JUNCTION, 29 RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: PORT KENT (RTE. 9 NORTH) - Seasonal Station . Services: free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Essex:

  • Saint Michael's College (about 4 miles; Colchester, VT; Full-time enrollment: 2,336)
  • Community College of Vermont (about 5 miles; Winooski, VT; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • University of Vermont (about 6 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 11,566)
  • Champlain College (about 6 miles; Burlington, VT; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • SUNY College at Plattsburgh (about 23 miles; Plattsburgh, NY; FT enrollment: 5,934)
  • Norwich University (about 34 miles; Northfield, VT; FT enrollment: 4,221)
  • Middlebury College (about 35 miles; Middlebury, VT; FT enrollment: 3,077)

Library in Essex:

  • ESSEX FREE (Operating income: $336,409; Location: 2 JERICHO RD.; 29,125 books; 2,230 audio materials; 2,190 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 19 state licensed databases; 90 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Essex: Brownell Library (A), Essex Free Library (B), Essex Town Hall (C), Essex Fire and Rescue (D), Essex Junction Fire Department (E), Essex Rescue Station (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Essex include: Saint Pius X Church (A), Covenant Community Church (B), Essex Alliance Church (C), Federated Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Holy Family Cemetery (1), Village Cemetery (2), Essex Center Cemetery (3), Fairview Cemetery (4), Mountain View Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Indian Brook Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sunderland Brook (A), Alder Brook (B), Abbey Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Essex: Champlain Valley Exposition (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 59.3. This is better than average.

City:

59.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.451. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.451
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 6.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.32
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.133. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.133
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 36.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.52. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.52
U.S.:

19.96

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 5.93. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.93
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Vermont:  2.3 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.3%
Whole state:  62.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.5%
Whole state:  9.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.6%
Whole state:

9.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.8%
Whole state:

3.6%

People in group quarters in Essex in 2010:

  • 13 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 11 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in college/university student housing
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Essex in 2000:

  • 132 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 68 people in nursing homes
  • 29 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Essex (2011 data):

  • People's United Bank: Essex Plaza Branch at 2 Susie Wilson Road, branch established on 1971/06/28. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Essex Center Branch at 100 Center Road Essex Center, branch established on 1974/03/04. 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Vermont average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Essex town (based on Chittenden County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic39,14319
Mainline Protestant9,42743
Evangelical Protestant8,63843
Other3,89120
Orthodox1001
None95,346-
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: 42
Chittenden County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 28
Chittenden County:

1.84 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
Chittenden County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 142
Here:

9.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.3%
Vermont:

6.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Chittenden County:

18.7%
Vermont:

22.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
State:

13.3%

6.34% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,671 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Vermont average:

5.68%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($121 average AGI)
Chittenden County:

0.04%
Vermont average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Franklin County, VT  0.50% ($36,536 average AGI)
from Washington County, VT  0.40% ($43,814)
from Addison County, VT  0.36% ($34,752)


6.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.48%
Vermont average:

5.98%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($634 average AGI)
Chittenden County:

0.08%
Vermont average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Franklin County, VT  0.65% ($39,326 average AGI)
to Addison County, VT  0.38% ($37,800)
to Washington County, VT  0.35% ($42,382)

Strongest AM radio stations in Essex:

  • WVMT (620 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVAA (1390 AM; 5 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, KDR, LLC)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WDEV (550 AM; 5 kW; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WJOY (1230 AM; 1 kW; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEAV (960 AM; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTWK (1070 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WIRD (920 AM; 5 kW; LAKE PLACID, NY; Owner: RADIO LAKE PLACID INC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Essex:

  • WCPV (101.3 FM; ESSEX, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEZF (92.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVPS (107.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WCVT (101.7 FM; STOWE, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT CLASSICS, L.L.C.)
  • WLKC (103.3 FM; WATERBURY, VT; Owner: RADIO BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC.)
  • WNCS (104.7 FM; MONTPELIER, VT; Owner: MONTPELIER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGLY-FM (91.5 FM; BOLTON, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WXXX (95.5 FM; SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: SISON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W207AX (89.3 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WDEV-FM (96.1 FM; WARREN, VT; Owner: RADIO VERMONT, INC.)
  • WOKO (98.9 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXZO (96.7 FM; WILLSBORO, NY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCEL (91.9 FM; PLATTSBURGH, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WIZN (106.7 FM; VERGENNES, VT; Owner: BURLINGTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WLFE-FM (102.3 FM; ST. ALBANS, VT; Owner: CHAMPLAIN COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WWPV-FM (88.7 FM; COLCHESTER, VT; Owner: SAINT MICHAEL'S COLLEGE)
  • WRUV (90.1 FM; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT)
  • WXLU (88.3 FM; PERU, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Essex:

  • W16AL (Channel 16; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W51CB (Channel 51; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • W19BR (Channel 19; MONKTON, VT; Owner: PLATTSBURGH PARTNERS)
  • WPTZ (Channel 5; NORTH POLE, NY; Owner: HEARST-ARGYLE STATIONS, INC.)
  • WVNY (Channel 22; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: C-22 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WCAX-TV (Channel 3; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: MT. MANSFIELD TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W54CV (Channel 54; BARRE, VT; Owner: NYN, LLC)
  • W30BL (Channel 30; BURLINGTON, VT; Owner: NYN, LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Essex fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 48m157ftTotal length
  • $340,000Total costs
  • 60,050Total average daily traffic
  • 5,297Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11910-1919
  • 11960-1969
  • 91990-1999
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Essex, VT

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:

3
  • 190 Sand Hill Rd (Lat: 44.492556 Lon: -73.111806), Call Sign: KNIB797
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.130 MHzGrant Date: 11/22/2013, Expiration Date: 12/15/2023Registrant: Essex Town Fire, 81 Main St, Essex Junction, VT 05452, Phone: (802) 879-0413, Email:
  • Brigham Hill (Lat: 44.552278 Lon: -73.097361), Call Sign: WXK774
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.100 MHz, 460.100 MHzGrant Date: 04/09/2013, Expiration Date: 06/15/2023Registrant: Vermont Dept Of Public Safety, 103 S Main St, Waterbury, VT 05671, Phone: (802) 241-5215, Fax: (802) 241-5557, Email:
  • Lat: 44.505833 Lon: -73.056667, Call Sign: WQLG761
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.281 MHz, 456.281 MHz, 451.481 MHz, 456.481 MHz, 467.875 MHz, 467.462 MHzGrant Date: 01/15/2010, Expiration Date: 01/15/2020, Certifier: Jim BoomhoverRegistrant: Clarkcommunication Electronics, 18 Landfill Rd., Milton, VT 05468, Phone: (802) 893-7078, Fax: (802) 893-4732, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • BRIGHAM, Brigham Hill 2.5 Mi Nw (Lat: 44.538917 Lon: -73.092889), Overall height: 85.3 m, Call Sign: WMQ901
    Assigned Frequencies: 2128.00 MHzGrant Date: 02/27/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 06/09/2010, Certifier: Michael P GogginRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3074, Email:
  • BRIGHAM, 50 Brigham Hill Rd (Lat: 44.538944 Lon: -73.092917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 88.1 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WQNX615
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHzGrant Date: 06/28/2011, Expiration Date: 06/28/2021, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • Essex-03, 27 Essex Way (Lat: 44.506278 Lon: -73.080000), Type: Building, Structure height: 11.3 m, Overall height: 13.1 m, Call Sign: WQUR474
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz... (+14 more)Grant Date: 09/18/2014, Expiration Date: 09/18/2024, Certifier: Fran StockerRegistrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • 4BV0346A, 50 Brigham Hill Rd (Lat: 44.538889 Lon: -73.092778), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 88 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WQWS607
    Assigned Frequencies: 19525.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHz, 19525.0 MHzGrant Date: 11/06/2015, Expiration Date: 11/06/2025, Certifier: David WerblowRegistrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Off Brigham Hill Road (Lat: 44.538889 Lon: -73.092778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21.9 m, Overall height: 85.3 m, Call Sign: KNKK601
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.600 MHzGrant Date: 04/28/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: Bruce R LedermanRegistrant: Attorney At Law, 2154 Wisconsin Ave, Nw, Ste 250, Washington, DC 20007, Phone: (202) 223-3772, Fax: (202) 315-3587, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 36
  • Hazardous Condition: 100
  • Service Call: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Essex

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Essex, VT

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (37%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
Businesses in Essex, VT
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Famous Footwear1
Brooks Brothers1McDonald's1
CVS1Nike1
Dunkin Donuts1

Essex compared to Vermont state average:

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

Essex on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Pharmacies and drug stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children (population 1,000+)"
  • #93 (05452) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French Canadian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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