Essex County Population 2017

Essex County's estimated population is 796,914 with a growth rate of 0.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Essex County is the 3rd largest county in New Jersey.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2016796,9141,8750.24%
2015795,0391,5960.20%
2014793,4433,4900.44%
2013789,9532,3740.30%
2012787,5796210.08%
2011786,9582,2940.29%
2010784,6646,4580.83%
1990778,206-72,910-8.57%
1980851,116-78,870-8.48%
1970929,9866,4410.70%
1960923,54517,5961.94%
1950905,94968,6098.19%
1940837,3403,8270.46%
1930833,513181,42427.82%
1920652,089139,20327.14%
1910512,886153,83342.84%
1900359,053102,95540.20%
1890256,09866,16934.84%
1880189,92946,09032.04%
1870143,83944,96245.47%
186098,87724,92733.71%
185073,95029,32965.73%
184044,6212,7106.47%
183041,91111,11836.11%
182030,7934,80918.51%
181025,9843,71516.68%
180022,2694,48425.21%
179017,7850.00%

Essex County Population Growth

Population Data via

Essex County Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White392,17049.21%
Black or African American335,55142.11%
Asian42,8335.37%
Two or More Races17,9292.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native5,6200.71%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9360.12%

Essex County Population Pyramid

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Population of Cities in Essex County

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Newark27713028176446341.67%
East Orange64146647896431.00%
Caldwell788380181351.71%
Glen Ridge751776421251.66%
Roseland58365885490.84%
Essex Fells2120212550.24%
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