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Essex County, New York (NY)

County population in 2019: 37,231 (25% urban, 75% rural); it was 38,851 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,508
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,481
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,096
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,273 (it was 3,932 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

47%

Land area: 1797 sq. mi.

Water area: 119.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 21 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Essex County: 95.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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  • Races in Essex County, NY (2019)
    • 33,89887.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,1372.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,0762.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5081.3%Two or more races
    • 1130.3%Some other race alone
    • 1050.3%Asian alone
    • 850.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 40.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

48.2 years
New York median age:

39.2 years
Males: 19,400  (52.1%)
Females: 17,831  (47.9%)
Average household size:
Essex County:

2.0 people
New York:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $59,765 ($34,823 in 1999)
This county:

$59,765
New York:

$72,108

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $691 (lower quartile is $563, upper quartile is $964)
This county:

$691
State:

$1190


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $165,841 (it was $76,800 in 2000)
Essex:

$165,841
New York:

$338,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $103,346 - $284,524

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $226,577
Here:

$226,577
State:

$393,458

Townhouses or other attached units: $243,871
Here:

$243,871
State:

$728,436

In 2-unit structures: $760,236
Here:

$760,236
State:

$650,471

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $539,560
Here:

$539,560
State:

$808,879

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $432,734
Here:

$432,734
State:

$916,967

Mobile homes: $82,810
Here:

$82,810
State:

$82,547

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,249
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $540

Institutionalized population: 2,180
Essex County, NY map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 96 buildings, average cost: $84,900
  • 1998: 96 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 1999: 166 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 2000: 136 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2001: 246 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 2002: 282 buildings, average cost: $90,500
  • 2003: 193 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2004: 292 buildings, average cost: $210,200
  • 2005: 292 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 2006: 134 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2007: 200 buildings, average cost: $169,900
  • 2008: 117 buildings, average cost: $213,500
  • 2009: 95 buildings, average cost: $180,500
  • 2010: 65 buildings, average cost: $235,500
  • 2011: 59 buildings, average cost: $208,700
  • 2012: 76 buildings, average cost: $238,400
  • 2013: 94 buildings, average cost: $236,400
  • 2014: 92 buildings, average cost: $241,400
  • 2015: 88 buildings, average cost: $314,100
  • 2016: 100 buildings, average cost: $238,100
  • 2017: 107 buildings, average cost: $199,100
  • 2018: 98 buildings, average cost: $265,600
  • 2019: 106 buildings, average cost: $307,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Essex, NY residents
Average permit cost in Essex, NY
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,013 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,823 (1.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Essex, NY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Essex, NY in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Essex, NY in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.1%
Essex County:

9.1%
New York:

13.0%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.8% for Black residents, 24.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for American Indian residents, 28.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 11.5% for other race residents, 24.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 48.2 years old
(Males: 45.8 years old, Females: 50.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.3 years old, Black residents: 32.6 years old, American Indian residents: 60.6 years old, Asian residents: 54.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.2 years old, Other race residents: 41.1 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Essex County is $478 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $574 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $763 a month.

Cities in this county include: North Elba, Ticonderoga, Moriah, Lake Placid, Chesterfield, Jay, Crown Point, Willsboro, Keeseville, Schroon.

Essex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
City or TownHomes measuredLiving AreaBasement
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Best Estimate (%)
Homes Above 4 pCi/L
Range (%)
Chesterfield town1121 - 51813 - 25
Crown Point town161.50.3 - 3.51611 - 22
Elizabethtown town61.70.6 - 4.5159 - 22
Essex town31.80.4 - 4.81610 - 25
Jay town831 - 71710 - 24
Keene town541 - 81913 - 26
Lewis town01.90.4 - 5.4168 - 24
Minerva town31.70.3 - 4.7157 - 22
Moriah town210.90.1 - 2.61510 - 22
Newcomb town341.10.4 - 2.6106 - 15
North Elba town731 - 6159 - 22
North Hudson town021 - 61710 - 26
St.Armand town61.20.1 - 3.3138 - 20
Schroon town31.70.4 - 4.6169 - 23
Ticonderoga town732 - 72115 - 29
Westport town91.50.4 - 4.0159 - 22
Willsboro town631 - 61812 - 25
Wilmington town21.90.4 - 5.01610 - 24
Essex county1473 18 

2018 air pollution in Essex County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.038 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 3.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Cottonwood County, Minnesota , Teton County, Wyoming , Jerauld County, South Dakota , Leelanau County, Michigan , Olmsted County, Minnesota , Rice County, Minnesota , Scott County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.0%
New York:

8.1%

Unemployment by year in Essex, NY
County total employment by year in Essex, NY
County average yearly wages by year in Essex, NY

Current college students: 1,200
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,382 (48.2% naturalized citizens)

Essex County:

3.7%
Whole state:

22.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 3662010 or later
  • 1942000 to 2009
  • 2811990 to 1999
  • 3521980 to 1989
  • 1201970 to 1979
  • 572Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.4%

Essex County marital status for males Essex County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 20,463
  • One, attached: 445
  • Two: 1,168
  • 3 or 4: 1,124
  • 5 to 9: 658
  • 10 to 19: 143
  • 20 to 49: 215
  • 50 or more: 266
  • Mobile homes: 1,788

Housing units in Essex County with a mortgage: 5,888 (68 second mortgage, 624 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,164

Here:

45.5% with mortgage
State:

59.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Essex County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,46717
Mainline Protestant3,36033
Evangelical Protestant1,19713
Other3284
None26,018-
Essex County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Essex County:

6.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

1.32 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Essex County:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 72
This county:

18.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Essex County:

7.8%
New York:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Essex County:

22.6%
State:

23.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.0%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Essex County:

Average size of farms: 233 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $36,578
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $200.03
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.55%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 56.80%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $38,676
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 33.88%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $79,380
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.56%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.37
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 38.46%
All wheat for grain: 153 harvested acres
Vegetables: 234 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 318 acres

Earthquake activity:

Essex County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New York state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 24.3 miles away from Essex County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 33.3 miles away from the county 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 22.5 miles away from the county 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 116.1 miles away from the county center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 158.5 miles away from Essex County center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 29.7 miles away from the county 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)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New York Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4480-NY: March 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4480, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New York Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: October 31, 2019 - November 1, 2019, FEMA Id: 4472, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • New York Severe Winter Storm And Snowstorm, Incident Period: March 14, 2017 - March 15, 2017, FEMA Id: 4322, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New York Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2013 to July 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4129: July 12, 2013, FEMA Id: 4129, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 09, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3351: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3351, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4020: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4020, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 26, 2011 to May 08, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1993: June 10, 2011, FEMA Id: 1993, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • New York Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1692: April 24, 2007, FEMA Id: 1692, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New York Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3262: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3262, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New York Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3186: August 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3186, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • 9 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Essex County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Earthquake: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Essex

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,808 (76.0%)
  • Carpooled: 1,671 (9.9%)
  • Bus: 53 (0.3%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 5 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 17 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 226 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 88 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 658 (3.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,343 (8.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Canada (13%)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (12%)
  • Dominican Republic (8%)
  • India (7%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Serbia (4%)
  • Germany (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Essex County


  • Irish (14%)
  • American (10%)
  • French (except Basque) (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • Italian (6%)
  • German (6%)
  • French Canadian (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Essex County, New York in 2000:

  • 1,182 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 1,012 people in state prisons
  • 353 people in nursing homes
  • 147 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 73 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 46 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 23 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 20 people in religious group quarters
  • 20 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 12 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

People in group quarters in Essex County, New York in 2010:

  • 1,222 people in federal prisons
  • 545 people in state prisons
  • 280 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 211 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 86 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 83 people in college/university student housing
  • 82 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 69 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 51 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 18 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,941.

5.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($52,489 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
New York average:

4.90%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.49% relocated from other counties in New York ($33,284 average AGI)
2.04% relocated from other states ($19,206 average AGI)
Essex County:

2.04%
New York average:

1.80%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clinton County, NY  0.99% ($39,190 average AGI)
from Franklin County, NY  0.83% ($37,524)
from Warren County, NY  0.26% ($38,769)
from Washington County, NY  0.25% ($32,676)
from Saratoga County, NY  0.15% ($56,522)


5.98% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,137 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.98%
New York average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.62% relocated to other counties in New York ($24,379 average AGI)
2.36% relocated to other states ($23,758 average AGI)
Essex County:

2.36%
New York average:

2.73%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clinton County, NY  1.11% ($34,645 average AGI)
to Franklin County, NY  0.83% ($37,984)
to Warren County, NY  0.41% ($32,548)
to Saratoga County, NY  0.21% ($63,000)
to Chittenden County, VT  0.14% ($36,429)
to Washington County, NY  0.13% ($37,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Births per 1000 population in Essex County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Essex County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Essex County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Essex County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Essex County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Essex County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Essex County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Essex County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Essex County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,226 (6,016 aged, 1,210 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 374 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Essex County, New York in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (713)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (582)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (539)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (395)
  • Unspecified dementia (375)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (204)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (83)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (59)
  • Congestive heart failure (59)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (55)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.14
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2,013
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 103
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 22,830

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,096
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,176
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 26

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 98

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 129.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 103.9
  • Other - 26.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 37,231
  • Male householders: 7,974 (2,256 living alone), Female householders: 8,037 (2,777 living alone)
  • 7,424 spouses (7,368 opposite-sex spouses), 1,310 unmarried partners, (1,293 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,702 children (7,230 natural, 171 adopted, 303 stepchildren), 603 grandchildren, 197 brothers or sisters, 334 parents, 60 foster children, 216 other relatives, 782 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 2,809

Size of family households: 5,407 2-persons, 2,082 3-persons, 1,670 4-persons, 564 5-persons, 246 6-persons, 73 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,032 1-person, 814 2-persons, 98 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 18 6-persons.

3,414 married couples with children.
1,866 single-parent households (591 men, 1,275 women).

94.1% of residents of Essex speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
2.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $276,443,000 ($7,106 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $21,627,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $111,816,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $46,969,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $244,000
Federal grants: $70,647,000
Federal procurement contracts: $24,822,000 ($15,731,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $21,945,000 ($5,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $390,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,663,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,535,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,807
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,091
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +114
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+35 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +46
Here +1 per 1000 residents
State -52 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Essex County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.11 millions of gallons per day (18% from ground, 82% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.8

Year house built in Essex County, New York
  • Year house built in Essex County, New York
  • 3502014 or later
  • 3882010 to 2013
  • 2,8762000 to 2009
  • 2,4541990 to 1999
  • 2,4901980 to 1989
  • 3,0821970 to 1979
  • 2,1411960 to 1969
  • 2,3671950 to 1959
  • 1,7721940 to 1949
  • 8,4091939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Essex County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Essex County, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Essex County, New York
  • 451 room
  • 1202 rooms
  • 3313 rooms
  • 1,2394 rooms
  • 2,1835 rooms
  • 3,0146 rooms
  • 1,9497 rooms
  • 1,5528 rooms
  • 1,5519+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Essex County, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Essex County, New York
  • 2861 room
  • 1722 rooms
  • 8523 rooms
  • 1,0344 rooms
  • 6405 rooms
  • 4046 rooms
  • 2327 rooms
  • 1288 rooms
  • 2019+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Essex County, New York
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Essex County, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Essex County, New York
  • 59no bedroom
  • 3421 bedroom
  • 2,4192 bedrooms
  • 5,9013 bedrooms
  • 2,5374 bedrooms
  • 7415+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Essex County, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Essex County, New York
  • 303no bedroom
  • 9361 bedroom
  • 1,4472 bedrooms
  • 9473 bedrooms
  • 2424 bedrooms
  • 935+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Essex County, New York in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Essex County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Essex County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 412no vehicle
  • 3,6511 vehicle
  • 5,3902 vehicles
  • 1,7293 vehicles
  • 6414 vehicles
  • 1655+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Essex County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Essex County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 979no vehicle
  • 1,7871 vehicle
  • 9492 vehicles
  • 1843 vehicles
  • 334 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles

86.5% of Essex County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in New York.

Essex County:

86.5%
State average:

89.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 26,387
  • Other state: 9,086
  • Northeast: 6,120
  • Midwest: 1,003
  • South: 1,441
  • West: 517
Year householders moved into unit in Essex County, NY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Essex County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 54.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.3%Wood
  • 13.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.8%Electricity
  • 3.5%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Coal or coke
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 49.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.0%Electricity
  • 15.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.5%Wood
  • 3.9%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Solar energy
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 194
Here:

7.3%
New York:

14.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 111
Here:

7.3%
New York:

14.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 286
Here:

27.8%
New York:

37.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Essex County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,276,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $507,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,961,000
  • Charges - Other: $11,096,000
    Solid Waste Management: $515,000
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,695,000
    General - Other: $394,000
    Corrections - Other: $60,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $17,645,000
    Health - Other: $12,488,000
    Regular Highways: $11,241,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,879,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,224,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,913,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,950,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,597,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,568,000
    Financial Administration: $2,037,000
    Police Protection: $1,515,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,183,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,084,000
    Transit Utilities: $540,000
    Parks and Recreation: $185,000
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $36,000
    Libraries: $22,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $15,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,126,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,234,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $3,237,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $1,852,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,031,000
    Transit Utilities: $150,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $346,000
    Public Welfare: $11,000
    Highways: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,960,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,440,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,215,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,852,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,708,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,695,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $143,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,169,000
    Rents: $356,000
    Interest Earnings: $229,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $58,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $530,000
    General - Other: $280,000
    Police Protection: $221,000
    Transit Utilities: $174,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $65,000
    General Public Building: $49,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
    Health - Other: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,343,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $119,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $4,476,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $960,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,708,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,417,000
    Other: $6,914,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,319,000
    Highways: $3,584,000
    General Local Government Support: $705,000
    Transit Utilities: $410,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $29,583,000
    Property: $23,208,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,336,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,955,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $270,000
    Other: $35,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,833,000

Essex County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,276,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $507,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,961,000
  • Charges - Other: $11,096,000
    Solid Waste Management: $515,000
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,695,000
    General - Other: $394,000
    Corrections - Other: $60,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $17,645,000
    Health - Other: $12,488,000
    Regular Highways: $11,241,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,879,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,224,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,913,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,950,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,597,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,568,000
    Financial Administration: $2,037,000
    Police Protection: $1,515,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,183,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,084,000
    Transit Utilities: $540,000
    Parks and Recreation: $185,000
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $36,000
    Libraries: $22,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $15,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,126,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,234,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $3,237,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $1,852,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,031,000
    Transit Utilities: $150,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $346,000
    Public Welfare: $11,000
    Highways: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,960,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,440,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,215,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,852,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,708,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,695,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $143,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,169,000
    Rents: $356,000
    Interest Earnings: $229,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $58,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $530,000
    General - Other: $280,000
    Police Protection: $221,000
    Transit Utilities: $174,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $65,000
    General Public Building: $49,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
    Health - Other: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,343,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $119,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $4,476,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $960,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,708,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,417,000
    Other: $6,914,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,319,000
    Highways: $3,584,000
    General Local Government Support: $705,000
    Transit Utilities: $410,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $29,583,000
    Property: $23,208,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,336,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,955,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $270,000
    Other: $35,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,833,000

Essex County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,276,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $507,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,961,000
  • Charges - Other: $11,096,000
    Solid Waste Management: $515,000
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,695,000
    General - Other: $394,000
    Corrections - Other: $60,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $17,645,000
    Health - Other: $12,488,000
    Regular Highways: $11,241,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,879,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,224,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,913,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,950,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,597,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,568,000
    Financial Administration: $2,037,000
    Police Protection: $1,515,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,183,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,084,000
    Transit Utilities: $540,000
    Parks and Recreation: $185,000
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $36,000
    Libraries: $22,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $15,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,126,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,234,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $3,237,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $1,852,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,031,000
    Transit Utilities: $150,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $346,000
    Public Welfare: $11,000
    Highways: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,960,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,440,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,215,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,852,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,708,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,695,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $143,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,169,000
    Rents: $356,000
    Interest Earnings: $229,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $58,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $530,000
    General - Other: $280,000
    Police Protection: $221,000
    Transit Utilities: $174,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $65,000
    General Public Building: $49,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
    Health - Other: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,343,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $119,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $4,476,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $960,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,708,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,417,000
    Other: $6,914,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,319,000
    Highways: $3,584,000
    General Local Government Support: $705,000
    Transit Utilities: $410,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $29,583,000
    Property: $23,208,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,336,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,955,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $270,000
    Other: $35,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,833,000

Essex County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,276,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $507,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,961,000
  • Charges - Other: $11,096,000
    Solid Waste Management: $515,000
    Parks and Recreation: $31,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,695,000
    General - Other: $394,000
    Corrections - Other: $60,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $17,645,000
    Health - Other: $12,488,000
    Regular Highways: $11,241,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,879,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,224,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,913,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,950,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,597,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,568,000
    Financial Administration: $2,037,000
    Police Protection: $1,515,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,183,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,084,000
    Transit Utilities: $540,000
    Parks and Recreation: $185,000
    Local Fire Protection: $53,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $36,000
    Libraries: $22,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $15,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,126,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,234,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $3,237,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $1,852,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare - Categorical Assistance Programs: $7,031,000
    Transit Utilities: $150,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $346,000
    Public Welfare: $11,000
    Highways: $6,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,960,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,440,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,215,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,852,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $3,708,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,695,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $143,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,169,000
    Rents: $356,000
    Interest Earnings: $229,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $58,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $530,000
    General - Other: $280,000
    Police Protection: $221,000
    Transit Utilities: $174,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $65,000
    General Public Building: $49,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
    Health - Other: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $11,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,343,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $119,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $4,476,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $960,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,708,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,417,000
    Other: $6,914,000
    Health and Hospitals: $5,319,000
    Highways: $3,584,000
    General Local Government Support: $705,000
    Transit Utilities: $410,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $29,583,000
    Property: $23,208,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,336,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,955,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $270,000
    Other: $35,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,833,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 999
  • Number of aged recipients: 98
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 901
  • Number of recipients under 18: 113
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 672
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 214
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 486
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 482
Most common first names in Essex County, NY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John33574.0 years
Mary31681.0 years
William27174.2 years
Robert21470.7 years
George19076.2 years
James17273.0 years
Margaret16480.2 years
Helen16080.3 years
Charles15974.2 years
Elizabeth14780.6 years
Most common last names in Essex County, NY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12973.7 years
Lawrence6077.2 years
Thompson5975.8 years
Martin5276.7 years
Cross4977.3 years
Baker4876.3 years
Clark4378.3 years
Hathaway4171.6 years
Miller4078.8 years
Williams4079.9 years
Businesses in Essex County, NY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's2
Ben & Jerry's1New Balance1
Best Western2Nike1
Chevrolet2RadioShack2
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid2
Econo Lodge1Starbucks1
FedEx6Subway2
Ford1Super 81
GNC2True Value3
Gap1U-Haul3
H&R Block2UPS2
IZOD1Walmart1
Jones New York2YMCA1
Lowe's1

Essex County on our top lists:

  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"