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Essex County, MA

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Essex County, MA
  • Location TypeCounty
  • County SeatNo county seat, MA
  • Population743,159
  • Land Area (Square Miles) 492.5600
  • Population Density (Per Square Mile) 1508.8000

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TitleLatest YearLatest ValueLatest Rank
Decennial Census Population (County)2010743,15978 of 3170
Decennial Census Population Per Square Mile (County)20101,508.80106 of 3170
Percent of African American Population (County)20187.1%982 of 3131
Percent of Hispanic Population (County)201821.9%361 of 3139
Persistent Poverty Counties (County)201300 of 0 - 1
Rural-Urban Continuum for Counties (County)201311 of 1 - 9
Unemployment Rate (County)20193.0%2335 of 3140
Death Rate (Per 100,000) (County)2016859.002463 of 3105
Percent of Adults Physically Inactive (County)201621.1%2711 of 3141
Age-Adjusted Rate of Diabetes per 1,000 Persons (County)20166.702363 of 3141
Medicare Part D Prescription Enrollment Rate (County)201854.0%1138 of 3137
Farmers' Markets (County)20162437 of 2249
Percent of Children Without a Market Within One Mile (County)20157.9%2802 of 3004
Percent of School-age Children in Poverty (County)201812.5%2465 of 3140
Total Public School Expenditures (County)2017$2,085,265,000.0060 of 3123
Number of Public Libraries (County)20173718 of 1287
Average Daily Maximum Heat Index (County)201187.632617 of 3103
Percentage of Days with a Good Air Quality Index (County)201987.7%481 of 1006
Second Highest 1-hour Carbon Monoxide Measurement (County)20171.00126 of 162
Greenhouse Gas Direct Emitting Facilities (County)20186205 of 1227
Average Fine Particulate Matter (County)201110.362369 of 3108
FEMA Public Assistance Grant Dollars Obligated for Disasters (County)2018$148,665.69156 of 338
Total Deposits in Banks (County)2016-2017$22,900,151,000.0086 of 3108
Property Taxes as Percent of Income: Five-Year Estimates (County)2006-20104.3%173 of 2773
Percent of Firms Which are Women Owned (County)201234.6%911 of 3093
Manufacturing Establishments with 5 to 9 Employees (County)201814549 of 1961
Immigrant Households Entering County According to Tax Returns (County)2017-201866198 of 389
Estimated Veteran Population Under 45 Years Old (County)20106,345158 of 3143
Total Planted Acres (County)20192,767.862850 of 3034
Online, Mail Order, and Television Retail Sales in 2009 Dollars (County)2050$2,836,000,000.0073 of 2709
Total Retail and Food Service Sales in 2009 Dollars (County)2050$15,761,000,000.0094 of 3108
Earnings in Management of Companies and Enterprises Occupations in 2009 Dollars (County)2050$1,467,000,000.00120 of 2178
Population (County)2050911,00090 of 3076
Per Capita Total Personal Income (County)2050$298,203.00120 of 3112
Total Employees (County)2050645,00094 of 3065
Population 18 to 24 Years Old (County)205074,000101 of 2216
African American Male Population 25 Years Old (County)2050364219 of 2780
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