Essex County, Massachusetts Population 2018

Essex County, Massachusetts'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, Massachusetts is the 4th largest county in Massachusetts.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017775,860-9,345-1.19%
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, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White625,697
Some Other Race69,098
Black or African American31,374
Asian26,564
Two or More Races21,174
American Indian and Alaska Native1,717
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander236

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Essex County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2018

5,00010,00015,00020,00025,00030,00035,000 Male Population5,00010,00015,00020,00025,00030,00035,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Essex County, Massachusetts Median Age

40.8


Total

38.8


Male

42.5


Female

Essex County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 606,834 adults, (123,692 of whom are seniors) in Essex County, Massachusetts.

Essex County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

60.6

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Essex County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female

401,974

51.81%

Male

373,886

48.19%

Essex County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Essex County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Essex County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.4%17.6%
All63.8%36.2%
Male49.3%50.7%
Non Family47.6%52.4%
Female41.4%58.6%

63.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Essex County, Massachusetts Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All291,6592.663.8
Married142,0083.2582.4
Non Family96,4371.2247.6
Female39,7273.3641.4
Male13,4873.2849.3

3.19

Average Family Size

2.6

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 Grade30,0815.63%
9th to 12th Grade26,6354.99%
High School Graduate135,57325.37%
Some College90,21716.89%
Associates Degree44,3978.31%
Bachelors Degree124,30223.26%
Graduate Degree83,08315.55%

Essex County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White412,481388,975181,468
Hispanic82,67354,56510,107
Other Race38,27824,7143,732
Black19,20316,2464,908
Asian17,87315,0789,268
Multiple Races8,3446,0122,044
Native American959639218
Islander16815137

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.30%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 51.85%.

Essex County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,318$54,736$37,780
Less Than High School$24,457$27,455$20,398
High School Grad$34,801$41,873$26,602
Some College$40,335$50,674$33,178
Bachelors Degree$61,005$78,452$48,656
Graduate Degree$77,762$101,078$64,974

$46,318

Average Earnings

$54,736

Average Male

$37,780

Average Female

Essex County, Massachusetts Language

Essex County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Essex County, Massachusetts Language

74.42% of Essex County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 25.58% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.50% of the population.

Essex County, Massachusetts Poverty

Essex County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White546,02537,4226.85%
Hispanic149,84136,26024.20%
Other68,40417,58625.71%
Black30,3395,35117.64%
Multiple20,4063,94519.33%
Asian26,1873,02011.53%
Native1,70936421.30%
Islander2339641.20%

10.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.65%

Male Poverty Rate

11.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Essex County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Essex County, Massachusetts is Islander, with 41.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Essex County, Massachusetts is White, with 6.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.41%.

Essex County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.22%
High School12.58%
Some College7.71%
Bachelors or Greater3.70%

Essex County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.97%
Male Unemployed17.20%
Female Employed5.55%
Male Employed3.68%

Essex County, Massachusetts Income

Essex County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$73,533$100,104
Families$92,091$118,930
Married Families$112,546$141,296
Non Families$39,969$56,804

Essex County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Essex County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

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 35To44.

Essex County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans

Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

35,277

Number of Veterans

33,319

Male Veterans

1,958

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam12,375
Korea4,904
First Gulf War4,069
Second Gulf War3,414
World War II3,052

Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+11,971
65 to 749,227
35 to 546,165
55 to 646,050
18 to 341,864

Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White33,5296.66%
Hispanic1,2831.25%
Black7373.20%
2 or More3773.37%
Other3050.64%
Asian2281.13%
Hawaiian6131.94%
Indian403.41%

Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

5.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Essex County, Massachusetts Employment Status

Essex County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

67.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

6%

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