Essex, Connecticut

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Population in 2010: 6,683.
Population change since 2000: +2.7%
 
Males: 3,174  (47.5%)
Females: 3,509  (52.5%)
Median resident age:

49.2 years
Connecticut median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 06409.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $86,308 (it was $66,746 in 2000)
Essex:

$86,308
CT:

$78,833

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $64,619 (it was $42,806 in 2000)

Essex town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $408,971 (it was $229,800 in 2000)
Essex:

$408,971
CT:

$280,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $316,380; detached houses: $327,084; townhouses or other attached units: $216,823; in 2-unit structures: $209,461; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $491,274; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $217,419; mobile homes: $33,354
March 2019 cost of living index in Essex: 139.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Essex, CT (2010)
    • 6,31594.5%White alone
    • 1832.7%Hispanic
    • 811.2%Asian alone
    • 470.7%Two or more races
    • 400.6%Black alone
    • 100.1%Other race alone
    • 50.07%American Indian alone
    • 20.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Connecticut and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Essex, Connecticut as of September 30, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Essex is 6,683 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Essex, CT City Guides:

Ancestries: English (24.7%), Irish (21.2%), German (14.4%), Italian (13.7%), Polish (7.9%), Scottish (5.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 09/13/1639

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 10.4 square miles.

Population density: 645 people per square mile   (low).

Essex, Connecticut map

330 residents are foreign born (3.4% Europe, 0.5% North America).

This town:

5.1%
Connecticut:

10.9%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Essex town:

1.1% ($2,478)
Connecticut:

1.8% ($2,961)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Meriden, CT (23.5 miles , pop. 58,244).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: North Hempstead, NY (76.4 miles , pop. 222,611).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (83.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Essex Village, CT (1.0 miles ),
Deep River, CT (1.6 miles ),
Deep River Center, CT (1.6 miles ),
Chester Center, CT (2.0 miles ),
Lyme, CT (2.1 miles ),
Old Saybrook, CT (2.2 miles ),
Chester, CT (2.2 miles ),
Old Saybrook Center, CT (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 41.35 N, Longitude: 72.42 W

Area code: 860

Distribution of median household income in Essex, CT in 2019

Essex satellite photo by USGS

Essex tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $190,200
  • 1998: 48 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 1999: 50 buildings, average cost: $173,600
  • 2000: 42 buildings, average cost: $211,400
  • 2001: 50 buildings, average cost: $187,800
  • 2002: 32 buildings, average cost: $197,300
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $250,100
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $271,600
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $333,600
  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $445,900
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $365,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $668,300
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $446,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $598,800
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $297,300
  • 2014: 9 buildings, average cost: $576,600
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $437,400
  • 2016: 10 buildings, average cost: $422,200
  • 2017: 14 buildings, average cost: $510,400
  • 2018: 18 buildings, average cost: $442,300
  • 2019: 6 buildings, average cost: $286,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Essex, CT residents
Average permit cost in Essex, CT
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.7%
Connecticut:

7.7%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Essex, CT
Historical housing units in Essex, CT
Most common industries in Essex, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.0%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.2%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.8%)
  • Construction (9.8%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Health care (4.1%)
  • Utilities (3.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Educational services (13.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Chemicals (3.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Essex, CT (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.1%)
  • Top executives (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.5%)
  • Top executives (4.4%)
  • Engineers (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)

Average climate in Essex, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.1. This is about average.

City:

73.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.05. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.05
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Essex-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Connecticut state average. It is 45% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.2 miles away from the Essex town center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 8/21/1951, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the town center injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Essex-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Connecticut state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 204.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 228.0 miles away from the city 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 226.6 miles away from the city 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 154.3 miles away from Essex center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 190.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 378.2 miles away from Essex 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 Middlesex County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Blizzards: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Essex topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Essex:

  • ESSEX MEADOWS HEALTH CENTER (30 BOKUM RD)
  • PETTIPAUG MANOR (63 S MAIN ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Essex:

  • VISITING NURSES OF THE LOWER V (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; CENTERBROOK, CT)
  • CHESTERFIELDS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CHESTER, CT)
  • GLADEVIEW HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; OLD SAYBROOK, CT)
  • FERRY POINT SKILL NURSING CARE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; OLD SAYBROOK, CT)
  • APPLE REHAB SAYBROOK (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; OLD SAYBROOK, CT)
  • AARON MANOR NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CHESTER, CT)
  • WESTBROOK VISITING NURSES AND PUBLIC HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; WESTBROOK, CT)

Heliports and other landing facilities located in Essex:

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Amtrak stations near Essex:

  • 5 miles: OLD SAYBROOK (455 BOSTON POST RD.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: NEW LONDON (27 WATER ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Essex:

  • 15 miles: Millstone 1 and 2 in Waterford, CT.
  • 15 miles: Millstone 3 in Waterford, CT.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Essex:

  • Connecticut College (about 17 miles; New London, CT; Full-time enrollment: 2,068)
  • Wesleyan University (about 19 miles; Middletown, CT; FT enrollment: 3,517)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 20 miles; Norwich, CT; FT enrollment: 2,897)
  • Quinnipiac University (about 26 miles; Hamden, CT; FT enrollment: 8,153)
  • Yale University (about 27 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 13,121)
  • Gateway Community College (about 27 miles; New Haven, CT; FT enrollment: 4,672)
  • Eastern Connecticut State University (about 28 miles; Willimantic, CT; FT enrollment: 4,985)

Library in Essex:

  • ESSEX LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (Operating income: $384,559; Location: 33 WEST AVE.; 30,140 books; 18 e-books; 2,206 audio materials; 1,849 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 64 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Essex: Essex Island Marina (A), Essex Reef Light (B), Essex Town Dock (C), Essex Fire Engine Company 1 Headquarters (D), Pratt House (E), Museum of Fife and Drum (F), Ivoryton Playhouse (G), Ivoryton Library Association (H), Hollycroft Foundation (I), Essex Town Hall (J), Essex Library Association (K), Connecticut River Museum (L), Essex Ambulance Association (M), Essex Fire Engine Company 2 (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Essex Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Essex include: All Saints Episcopal Church (A), Centerbrook Congregational Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Congregational Church (D), Ivoryton Congregational Church (E), Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church (F), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (G), Trinity Lutheran Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Central Burying Ground (1), Riverview Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Sunset Pond (A), Lord Pond (B), Birch Millpond (C), Falls River Pond (D), Mill Pond (E), Comstock Pond (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mud River (A), Ward Brook (B), Falls River (C), Viney Hill Brook (D), Tiffany Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Essex include: Essex Square (1), Essex Town Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Essex Historical Society-Hill'S Academy (Museums; 22 Prospect Street) (1), International Bicycle Tours (Tours & Charters; 90 North Main Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotel: Griswold Inn (36 Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Essex that have no violations reported:

  • HERITAGE COVE CONDOMINIUMS (Population served: 208, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Connecticut:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

65.1%
Whole state:

66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.1%
Whole state:

6.6%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.8%
Whole state:

7.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.0%
Whole state:

3.9%
39 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
13 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Essex in 2000:

  • 73 people in nursing homes
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Essex (2011 data):

  • Essex Savings Bank: Main Street Branch at 9 Main Street, branch established on 1990/07/02; at 35 Plains Road, branch established on 1851/08/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $299.2 mil, Deposits: $236.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Webster Bank, National Association: Essex/Westbrook Branch at 130 Westbrook Road, branch established on 1991/05/17. Info updated 2008/12/23: Bank assets: $18,674.3 mil, Deposits: $13,861.5 mil, headquarters in Waterbury, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 167 total offices, Holding Company: Webster Financial Corporation
  • Liberty Bank: Essex Branch at 7 Main Street, branch established on 1994/07/25. Info updated 2011/01/06: Bank assets: $3,394.1 mil, Deposits: $2,747.0 mil, headquarters in Middletown, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Bokum Road Branch at 125 Westbrook Road, branch established on 1985/12/30. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: Essex Meadows Branch at 30 Bokum Road, branch established on 1995/05/25. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Essex:

Marital status in Essex, CT
  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

For population 25 years and over in Essex:

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 51.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Connecticut average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Essex, CT (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic46,80018
Mainline Protestant15,01556
Evangelical Protestant3,97829
Other2,92111
Black Protestant9745
Orthodox851
None95,903-
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: 28
Here:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Middlesex County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Here:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Connecticut:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 177
This county:

10.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.19 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Middlesex County:

7.0%
State:

7.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.1%
Connecticut:

21.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
Connecticut:

15.8%

6.43% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($71,277 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Connecticut average:

4.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hartford County, CT  1.95% ($71,069 average AGI)
from New Haven County, CT  1.59% ($68,153)
from New London County, CT  0.56% ($67,038)


6.60% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($72,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
Connecticut average:

5.34%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,116 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.08%
Connecticut average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hartford County, CT  1.71% ($63,792 average AGI)
to New Haven County, CT  1.22% ($62,540)
to New London County, CT  0.56% ($66,551)
Businesses in Essex, CT
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Talbots1
FedEx3U-Haul1
Rite Aid1UPS2
Subway1

Strongest AM radio stations in Essex:

  • WLIS (1420 AM; 5 kW; OLD SAYBROOK, CT; Owner: CROSSROADS COMM. OLD SAYBROOK, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WGSM (740 AM; 25 kW; HUNTINGTON, NY; Owner: K RADIO LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WICH (1310 AM; 5 kW; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INCORPORATED)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Essex:

  • W233AJ (94.5 FM; OLD SAYBROOK, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • W227AJ (93.3 FM; NORTHFORD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKSS (95.7 FM; HARTFORD-MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYZ (92.5 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WZMX (93.7 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHCN (105.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMRQ (104.1 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKT (90.5 FM; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WDRC-FM (102.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCTY (97.7 FM; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INC.)
  • WKNL (100.9 FM; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSUF (89.9 FM; NOYACK, NY; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WIHS (104.9 FM; MIDDLETOWN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WBMW (106.5 FM; LEDYARD, CT; Owner: RED WOLF BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WILI-FM (98.3 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: NUTMEG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNLC (98.7 FM; EAST LYME, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTIC-FM (96.5 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Essex:

  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEDN (Channel 53; NORWICH, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • W51BZ (Channel 51; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: it COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Essex fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Essex fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 249ft / 75.5mTotal length
  • $283,000Total costs
  • 208,153Total average daily traffic
  • 12,350Total average daily truck traffic
  • 200,678Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Essex, CT - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 21950-1959
  • 181960-1969
  • 51980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Essex, CT

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

4
  • Donald DeCesare, Twr 1 - On Bokum Road (Lat: 41.327222 Lon: -72.389167), Type: 61.7, Overall height: 61.1 m, Registrant: Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P., Mlipp@velaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 639-6771
  • Donald DeCesare, Twr 2 - On Bokum Road (Lat: 41.327222 Lon: -72.389167), Type: 61.5, Overall height: 60.9 m, Registrant: Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P., Mlipp@velaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 639-6771
  • Twr 2 - On Bokum Road (Lat: 41.327222 Lon: -72.389167), Type: 61.5, Overall height: 60.9 m, Registrant: Crossroads Communications Of Old Saybrook, Inc. Dba , Old S-aybrook, Phone: (860) 388-1420
  • Twr 1 - On Bokum Road (Lat: 41.327222 Lon: -72.389167), Type: 61.7, Overall height: 61.1 m, Registrant: Crossroads Communications Of Old Saybrook, Inc. Dba , Old S-aybrook, Phone: (860) 388-1420

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 29 West Ave (Lat: 41.372333 Lon: -72.388417), Call Sign: KNCQ750,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.800 MHz, Grant Date: 11/08/1996, Expiration Date: 02/11/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002, Registrant: Essex, Town Of, 29 West Ave Box 98, Essex, CT 06426, Phone: (860) 767-0715
  • 36 Main St (Lat: 41.351500 Lon: -72.387028), Call Sign: WNNA353, Licensee ID: L00760395,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.100 MHz, Grant Date: 10/30/2003, Expiration Date: 11/29/2013, Cancellation Date: 02/01/2014, Registrant: Griswold Inn, 36 Main St, Essex, CT 06426-1132, Phone: (860) 767-1776, Fax: (860) 767-0481
  • 1/2 Mi Ssw Of Ingham Hill Rd & Rt 153 Intersection (Lat: 41.328444 Lon: -72.422028), Call Sign: KNHV293,
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.5200 MHz, Grant Date: 08/24/1998, Expiration Date: 10/27/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/07/2003, Registrant: Bombaci Tree Experts Inc, 45 Plains Rd, Essex, CT 06426

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • 260 Westbrook Road (Lat: 41.329444 Lon: -72.427500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 25.9 m, Call Sign: KDS296, Licensee ID: L01422065,
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.450 MHz, Grant Date: 05/05/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Cancellation Date: 07/13/2010, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley, Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr. #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0000, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:
  • 260 Westbrook Road (Lat: 41.329444 Lon: -72.427500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 25.9 m, Call Sign: KCC484,
    Assigned Frequencies: 454.175 MHz, Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/12/2009, Certifier: Shawn E Endsley, Registrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 300 Technology Drive #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-1626, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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  • 170 Yards 83 M Ferry St Corner (Lat: 41.353444 Lon: -72.384528), Type: Building, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: KIZ617, Licensee ID: L00003710,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 08/24/2012, Expiration Date: 11/13/2022, Registrant: Essex Island Marina Inc, 11 Ferry St, Essex, CT 06426, Phone: (860) 767-1267, Fax: (860) 767-0075, Email:
  • 59 Main St (Lat: 41.358444 Lon: -72.405083), Type: Building, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WHW501,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 07/22/1993, Expiration Date: 07/22/1998, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Pumadog Inc, Essex, CT 06426
  • Ferry St (Lat: 41.350111 Lon: -72.382861), Type: Building, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WXY951, Licensee ID: L00914400,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 09/08/2004, Expiration Date: 09/08/2014, Cancellation Date: 11/08/2014, Registrant: Essex Boat Works Inc, Ferry St, Essex, CT 06426, Phone: (860) 767-8276
  • 9 Ferry Street (Lat: 41.350000 Lon: -72.383333), Type: Bant, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WRAX952,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 04/09/2018, Expiration Date: 04/09/2028, Certifier: Diana Gregory, Registrant: Essex Boat Works, LLC, 9 Ferry Street, Essex, CT 06426, Phone: (860) 767-8276, Fax: (867) 076-7172, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2249X, N2249X, N-2249X, Serial Number: 28R-7918096, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 03/19/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 11/17/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Andrew D Elwood, 9 Parker Ter, Essex, CT 06426
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 759TJ, N759TJ, N-759TJ, Serial Number: 18266244, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 02/10/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 03/18/1985
    Registrant (Individual): Richard Czel, 85 River Rd Apt G2, Essex, CT 06426
  • Aircraft: RENEGADE LIGHT SPORT LLC FALCON LS VS 2.0 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O235N2C (120 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 988RL, N988RL, N-988RL, Serial Number: RL1227-10-0009, Airworthiness Date: 07/20/2012, Certificate Issue Date: 02/15/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Cyrus H Kissling, Po Box 512, Essex, CT 06426
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/20/2015
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 680 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 9, Weight: 20,000+ Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PW306D (5907 Pounds of Thrust) (Turbo-fan)
    N-Number: 990H, N990H, N-990H, Serial Number: 680-0506, Year manufactured: 2014, Airworthiness Date: 03/12/2014, Certificate Issue Date: 06/03/2015
    Registrant (LLC): Blp Aviation Plus LLC, 3 Essex Sq, Essex, CT 06426

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 9. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 30 took place in 2016, and the least - 1 in 2006. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Essex, CT When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (50.0%), and Outside Fires (27.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Essex, CT
    • 7950.0%Structure Fires
    • 4327.2%Outside Fires
    • 2012.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1610.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Essex, CT
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Essex, CT
  • 81.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.2%Electricity
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Essex, CT
  • 61.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 33.7%Electricity
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used


Essex compared to Connecticut state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Essex on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: architects, surveyors, and cartographers (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: life, physical, and social science technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: media and communication equipment workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: chemicals (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: private households (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: food processing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health and personal care, except drug, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: fuel dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in United Kingdom (population 500+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Yugoslavia (population 500+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Asia, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Melanesia (population 500+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Micronesia (population 500+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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