Essex County

Overview for Essex County, NJ

55,781 people live in Essex County, where the median age is 35.3 and the average individual income is $22,666. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

55,781

Total Population

35.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$22,666

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Essex County, NJ

Essex County has 18,883 households, with an average household size of 2.79. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Essex County do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 55,781 people call Essex County home. The population density is 12,024.5 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

55,781

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.3

Median Age

53.89 / 46.11%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
18,883

Total Households

2.79

Average Household Size

$22,666

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Essex County, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Essex County. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
East Side High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Ironbound Catholic Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Hawkins Street School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Oliver Street School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
East Ward Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
Ann Street School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Lafayette Street School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
South Street Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Wilson Avenue School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Alpha & Omega Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available

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