Essex County, Massachusetts Population 2018

Essex County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 785,205 with a growth rate of 2.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Essex County, Massachusetts is the 4th largest county in Massachusetts.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017785,20515,8432.06%
2016769,362-11,271-1.44%
2016780,6333,1950.41%
2015777,4385,9700.77%
2014771,4686,9110.90%
2013764,5577,3950.98%
2012757,1625,6720.75%
2011751,4906,0680.81%
2010745,42275,34211.24%
1990670,08036,4485.75%
1980633,632-4,255-0.67%
1970637,88769,05612.14%
1960568,83146,4478.89%
1950522,38426,0715.25%
1940496,313-1,727-0.35%
1930498,04015,8843.29%
1920482,15645,67910.47%
1910436,47779,44722.25%
1900357,03057,03519.01%
1890299,99555,46022.68%
1880244,53543,69221.75%
1870200,84335,23221.27%
1860165,61134,31126.13%
1850131,30036,31338.23%
184094,98712,12814.64%
183082,8598,20410.99%
182074,6552,7673.85%
181071,88810,69217.47%
180061,1963,2835.67%
179057,9130.00%

Essex County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White615,804
Some Other Race75,137
Black or African American31,174
Asian26,351
Two or More Races18,997
American Indian and Alaska Native1,658
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander241

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Essex County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Essex County, Massachusetts Median Age

40.7


Total

38.9


Male

42.3


Female

Essex County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 600,102 adults, (120,020 of which are seniors) in Essex County, Massachusetts.

Essex County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

60.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Essex County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

398,824

51.84%

Male

370,538

48.16%

Essex County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Essex County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Essex County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.4%17.6%
All63.2%36.8%
Male50%50%
Non Family46.1%53.9%
Female40.8%59.2%

63.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Essex County, Massachusetts Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All288,2912.6163.2
Married140,3823.2582.4
Non Family95,6781.2346.1
Female39,5323.4340.8
Male12,6993.3650

3.2

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Essex County, Massachusetts Households

Essex County, Massachusetts Education

Essex County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade29,3655.57%
9th to 12th Grade27,1475.15%
High School Graduate135,76325.74%
Some College90,42817.14%
Associates Degree44,1388.37%
Bachelors Degree119,62422.68%
Graduate Degree81,04115.36%

Essex County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White411,889387,165176,522
Hispanic77,64351,1899,453
Other Race40,75326,4993,768
Black18,44015,3944,494
Asian17,37414,4858,735
Multiple Races7,5015,3471,725
Native American915588170
Islander17515957

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 50.28%.

Essex County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,114$53,564$37,064
Less Than High School$24,578$29,043$19,442
High School Grad$33,746$41,164$26,133
Some College$39,762$48,982$33,056
Bachelors Degree$60,233$76,008$47,023
Graduate Degree$75,673$99,826$64,133

$45,114

Average Earnings

$53,564

Average Male

$37,064

Average Female

Essex County, Massachusetts Language

Essex County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Essex County, Massachusetts Language

74.88% of Essex County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 25.12% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.91% of the population.

Essex County, Massachusetts Poverty

Essex County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White548,03838,9967.12%
Hispanic142,58336,19725.39%
Other74,20419,99926.95%
Black30,0966,16420.48%
Multiple18,3033,69220.17%
Asian26,0013,51613.52%
Native1,64037222.68%
Islander2399138.08%

11.26%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.83%

Male Poverty Rate

12.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Essex County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Essex County, Massachusetts is Islander, with 38.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Essex County, Massachusetts is White, with 7.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.66%.

Essex County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.41%
High School12.62%
Some College7.70%
Bachelors or Greater3.90%

Essex County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.78%
Male Unemployed19.78%
Female Employed5.38%
Male Employed3.46%

Essex County, Massachusetts Income

Essex County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$70,886$96,607
Families$89,463$115,299
Married Families$108,638$136,743
Non Families$37,837$54,489

Essex County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Essex County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Essex County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

Essex County, Massachusetts Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Essex County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans

Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

37,573

Number of Veterans

35,600

Male Veterans

1,973

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam13,260
Korea5,376
First Gulf War3,869
World War II3,811
Second Gulf War3,187

Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+12,528
65 to 749,957
55 to 646,646
35 to 546,515
18 to 341,927

Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White35,6857.22%
Hispanic1,3381.38%
Black7713.43%
Other4580.89%
2 or More3603.60%
Asian2101.06%
Hawaiian5427.14%
Indian353.03%

Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

5.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Essex County, Massachusetts Employment Status

Essex County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

67.6%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Essex County, Massachusetts Employment by Race

Essex County, Massachusetts Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Essex County, Massachusetts

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Lynn903299269723682.62%
Lawrence763808020938295.01%
Haverhill608796287319943.28%
Peabody512515249112402.42%
Methuen Town472524991726655.64%
Salem413404313217924.33%
Beverly395024136518634.72%
Gloucester287892979810093.50%
Newburyport17416179875713.28%
Amesbury Town162831743011477.04%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990