Essex County Population 2018

Essex County's estimated population is 785,205 with a growth rate of 0.59% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Essex County is the 4th largest county in Massachusetts.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017785,2054,5720.59%
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 Population Growth

Population Data via

Essex County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White669,78385.30%
Black or African American50,8256.47%
Asian29,2053.72%
Two or More Races18,7142.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native6,4650.82%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,1190.14%

Essex County Population Pyramid

0k5k10k15k20k25k30k35k Male Population0k5k10k15k20k25k30k35k Female Population8580757065605550454035302520151050
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