Essex County Population 2018

Essex County's estimated population is 808,285 with a growth rate of 0.55% 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
2017808,2854,4090.55%
2016803,8763,6700.46%
2015800,2063,1280.39%
2014797,0784,5180.57%
2013792,5603,6180.46%
2012788,9421,5280.19%
2011787,4142,7200.35%
2010784,6946,4880.83%
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
White392,17048.52%
Black or African American335,55141.51%
Asian42,8335.30%
Two or More Races17,9292.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native5,6200.70%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander9360.12%

Essex County Population Pyramid

0k5k10k15k20k25k30k Male Population0k5k10k15k20k25k30k 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