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Essex County, Vermont (VT)

County population in 2015: 6,187 (all rural); it was 6,459 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,242
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,018
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,073
Renter-occupied apartments: 558 (it was 529 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

29%

Land area: 665 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 9 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Essex County: 92.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.3%), Manufacturing (13.0%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 34%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 54%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Essex County, Vermont:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  49.6 years
Vermont median age:  43.1 years
Males: 3,103  (50.2%)
Females: 3,084  (49.8%)
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Essex County,VT real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Essex County:

2.0 people
Vermont:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $38,257 ($30,490 in 1999)

This county:

$38,257
Vermont:

$57,677

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $599 (lower quartile is $498, upper quartile is $730)
This county:

$599
State:

$816


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $142,227 (it was $70,700 in 2000)
Essex:

$142,227
Vermont:

$223,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,997 - $191,615
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,103
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $426

Institutionalized population: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 27 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2008: 22 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $171,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,390 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,046 (1.7%)

Essex County household income distribution in 2009 Essex County home values distribution Essex County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 15.5%
Essex County:

15.5%
Vermont:

11.9%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.3% for Black residents, 7.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 84.2% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 11.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 49.6 years old
(Males: 49.6 years old, Females: 49.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.5 years old, Black residents: 44.7 years old, American Indian residents: 27.4 years old, Asian residents: 43.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 11.0 years old, Other race residents: 17.0 years old)

Area name: Essex County, VT
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Essex County is $515 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $626 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $798 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lunenburg, Brighton, Concord, Canaan, Island Pond, East Haven, Guildhall, Bloomfield, Norton, Beecher Falls.

Essex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Essex County: Maycrest Camp (A), Apple Island Campground and Marina (B), Camp Hochelaga (C), Camp Skyland (D), Grand Isle Ferry (E), Alburg Country Club (F), North Hero Station (G), Carrying Place (H), Camp Abnaki (I), Appletree Bay Campground (J), Wilcox Cove Golf Course (K), Tudhopes Sailing Center (L), Marina International (M), Isle La Motte Lighthouse (N), Ingalls 4-H Camp (O), Goose Point Campground (P), Carry Bay Campground (Q), Camp Merrycrest (R), Anchor Island Marina (S), Borderview Farm (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Essex County include: Saint Annes Shrine (A), The Lady Chapel (B), Saint Joseph Church (C), Saint Josephs Church (D), Saint Rose of Lima Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Grand Isle Cemetery (1), Greenwood Cemetery (2), Hoag Cemetery (3), Hyde Cemetery (4), Jerusalem Cemetery (5), North End Cemetery (6), Alburg Center Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Eagle Pond (A), Devils Pond (B), Mud Creek Pond (C), The Marsh (D), Pearl Swamp (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Sucker Brook (A), Mud Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Essex County include: North Hero State Park (1), Grand Isle State Park (2), Samuel de Champlain Statue (3), Knight Point State Park (4), Knight Island State Park (5), Isle La Motte Monument (6), Fort Saint Anne Monument (7), Mud Creek State Waterfowl Area (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Grand Isle County , Haakon County, South Dakota , Shawano County, Wisconsin .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.6%
Vermont:

3.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 121
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 228 (53.7% naturalized citizens)

Essex County:

3.7%
Whole state:

4.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 14
  • 2000 to 2009: 11
  • 1990 to 1999: 20
  • 1980 to 1989: 24
  • 1970 to 1979: 38
  • Before 1970: 223
Note: State values scaled to Essex County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 41.3%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,214
  • One, attached: 12
  • Two: 128
  • 3 or 4: 85
  • 5 to 9: 116
  • 10 to 19: 13
  • 20 or more: 17
  • Mobile homes: 445

Housing units in Essex County with a mortgage: 1,050 (28 second mortgage, 101 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,046

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

64.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Essex County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6192
Mainline Protestant36011
Other3-
None5,324-
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: 2
Essex County:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Essex County:

6.16 / 10,000 pop.
Vermont:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

15.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.52 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Essex County:

6.7%
Vermont:

6.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Essex County:

25.1%
State:

22.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.3%
State:

13.3%

Agriculture in Essex County:

Average size of farms: 202 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $69,283
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $142.38
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $60,880
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 34.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $52,340
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.84%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.03
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 54.29%

Tornado activity:

Essex County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Vermont state average. It is 66726377.0 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Essex County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Vermont state average. It is 92% 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 98.5 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 139.0 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 84.8 miles away from the county 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 31.2 miles away from the county 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 97.1 miles away from Essex County center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 41.9 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:

  • Vermont Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 09, 2014 to December 13, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4207: February 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 4207, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2014 to April 18, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4178: June 11, 2014, FEMA Id: 4178, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 20, 2013 to December 27, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4163: January 29, 2014, FEMA Id: 4163, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2013 to May 26, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4120: June 13, 2013, FEMA Id: 4120, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 02, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4022: September 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 4022, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Vermont Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 02, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3338: August 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 3338, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Vermont Severe Storms And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2011 to May 27, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4001: July 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 4001, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 23, 2011 to May 09, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1995: June 15, 2011, FEMA Id: 1995, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 21, 2008 to August 12, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1790: September 12, 2008, FEMA Id: 1790, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 21, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1698: May 04, 2007, FEMA Id: 1698, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Essex County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Paper (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (65%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Venezuela (2%)
  • Spain (2%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (1%)
  • Poland (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Essex County (%):

  • English (20%)
  • French (except Basque) (13%)
  • American (12%)
  • French Canadian (11%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Scottish (4%)
  • Italian (3%)

Essex County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 994 (72.4%)
  • Carpooled: 91 (6.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 11 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 72 (5.2%)
  • Worked at home: 195 (14.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

27 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
16 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $35,595.

7.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,339 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
Vermont average:

5.68%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.30% relocated from other counties in Vermont ($10,032 average AGI)
4.21% relocated from other states ($16,307 average AGI)
Essex County:

4.21%
Vermont average:

3.28%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Caledonia County, VT  1.91% ($23,813 average AGI)
from Coos County, NH  1.59% ($26,075)
from Orleans County, VT  0.52% ($21,385)
from Grafton County, NH  0.48% ($26,250)


7.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($67,934 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.29%
Vermont average:

5.98%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.19% relocated to other counties in Vermont ($53,432 average AGI)
4.10% relocated to other states ($14,497 average AGI)
Essex County:

4.10%
Vermont average:

3.57%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Coos County, NH  1.35% ($26,235 average AGI)
to Caledonia County, VT  1.35% ($23,088)
to Orleans County, VT  0.92% ($369,783)
to Grafton County, NH  0.44% ($24,545)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4

Births per 1000 population in Essex County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Essex County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Essex County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Essex County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Essex County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,509 (1,169 aged, 340 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 67 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Essex County, Vermont in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (71)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (65)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (58)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (56)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (47)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (29)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (27)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (20)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (17)
  • Unspecified dementia (17)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 848
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 576
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 30

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,187
  • In family households: 5,003 (797 male householders, 890 female householders)
    1,302 spouses, 1,435 children (1,308 natural, 31 adopted, 104 stepchildren), 122 grandchildren, 22 brothers or sisters, 52 parents, 78 other relatives, 320 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,154 (448 male householders (402 living alone)), 531 female householders (437 living alone)), 175 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 24

Size of family households: 970 2-persons, 325 3-persons, 261 4-persons, 83 5-persons, 16 6-persons, 36 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 844 1-person, 138 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

548 married couples with children.
405 single-parent households (131 men, 274 women).

92.3% of residents of Essex speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).
6.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $43,742,000 ($6,574 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $817,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,367,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,607,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $145,000
Federal grants: $9,723,000
Federal procurement contracts: $902,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,999,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $354,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,124,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,727,000

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

Births: 292
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 319
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

42 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +14
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +167
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Essex County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.45 millions of gallons per day (84% from ground, 16% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 44
  • 2010 to 2013: 87
  • 2000 to 2009: 770
  • 1990 to 1999: 585
  • 1980 to 1989: 630
  • 1970 to 1979: 758
  • 1960 to 1969: 453
  • 1950 to 1959: 392
  • 1940 to 1949: 212
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,155
Note: State values scaled to Essex population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Essex County, Vermont
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Essex County population
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 109
  • 4 rooms: 318
  • 5 rooms: 416
  • 6 rooms: 449
  • 7 rooms: 286
  • 8 rooms: 226
  • 9+ rooms: 269
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 36
  • 3 rooms: 124
  • 4 rooms: 89
  • 5 rooms: 117
  • 6 rooms: 93
  • 7 rooms: 34
  • 8 rooms: 29
  • 9+ rooms: 18
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Essex County, Vermont
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Essex County population
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 98
  • 2 bedrooms: 529
  • 3 bedrooms: 937
  • 4 bedrooms: 427
  • 5+ bedrooms: 93
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 116
  • 2 bedrooms: 166
  • 3 bedrooms: 226
  • 4 bedrooms: 23
  • 5+ bedrooms: 13
Cars and other vehicles available in Essex County, Vermont in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Essex County population
  • no vehicle: 87
  • 1 vehicle: 651
  • 2 vehicles: 923
  • 3 vehicles: 298
  • 4 vehicles: 94
  • 5+ vehicles: 48
  • no vehicle: 82
  • 1 vehicle: 267
  • 2 vehicles: 193
  • 3 vehicles: 20
  • 4 vehicles: 3
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

91% of Essex County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 23% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Vermont.

Essex County:

91.3%
State average:

86.4%

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

  • This state: 2,266
  • Other state: 3,643
  • Northeast: 3,258
  • Midwest: 110
  • South: 168
  • West: 103

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Essex County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (48.6%)
  • Wood (32.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.5%)
  • Other fuel (2.0%)
  • Utility gas (0.8%)
  • Electricity (0.4%)
  • Coal or coke (0.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (60.0%)
  • Wood (17.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.1%)
  • Other fuel (1.6%)
  • Electricity (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 38
Here:

7.3%
Vermont:

9.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 30
Here:

12.1%
Vermont:

10.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 39
Here:

27.3%
Vermont:

37.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Essex County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $69,000
    General Public Buildings: $59,000
    Central Staff Services: $52,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,000

Essex County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $6,000
    Rents: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $180,000

Essex County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $50,000

Essex County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 197
  • Number of aged recipients: 14
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 183
  • Number of recipients under 18: 18
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 140
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 39
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 98
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 98
Essex County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Essex County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Essex County, VT among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3575.1 years
William2874.5 years
Robert2668.0 years
Mary2680.8 years
George2677.5 years
Joseph2571.3 years
Raymond2371.5 years
Charles2272.3 years
Harold2173.1 years
Albert1777.1 years
Most common last names in Essex County, VT among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gray2476.4 years
Brown1464.2 years
Colby1378.9 years
Hall1074.7 years
Martin1073.3 years
Fournier1073.7 years
Cross1067.0 years
Wright977.7 years
Stevens975.5 years
Boutin971.0 years

Businesses in Essex County, VT

  • Ace Hardware: 1
  • New Balance: 1

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  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"