Essex, Iowa Population 2024

729

Essex is a city located in Page County Iowa. Essex has a 2024 population of 729. Essex is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 0.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 725 in 2020.

The average household income in Essex is $70,765 with a poverty rate of 10.9%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Essex is 50 years, 52.3 years for males, and 38 years for females.

Essex Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Essex was:

  • White: 93.27%
  • Two or more races: 4.85%
  • Native American: 1.87%
  • Black or African American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
1.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
484.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.55% (4)
The current population of Essex, Iowa is 729 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 725.

Essex, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White84693.27%
Two or more races444.85%
Native American171.87%
Black or African American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Essex Population by Race

Essex Population Pyramid 2024

Essex Median Age

50

Total

52.3

Male

38

Female

Essex Adults

There are 758 adults, (227 of whom are seniors) in Essex.

Essex Age Dependency

70.8

Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Essex Sex Ratio

Female49654.69%
Male41145.31%

Essex Population by Age

Essex Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4002.2778.521.5
Non Family2031.1272.927.1
Married1573.5587.912.1
Male262.8161.538.5
Female143.4385.714.3
showing: 5 rows

3.37

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

78.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Essex Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Essex Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Essex Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 59.09%.

Essex Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,000

Average Earnings

$57,250

Average Male

$23,917

Average Female

Essex Earnings by Educational Attainment

Essex Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Essex Language

97.6% of Essex residents speak only English, while 2.4% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.95% of the population.

Essex Language

Essex Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White794607.56%
Hispanic923841.3%
showing: 2 rows

10.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.5%

Male Poverty Rate

9.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Essex

The race most likely to be in poverty in Essex is Hispanic, with 41.3% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Essex is White, with 7.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 22.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.02%.

Essex Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade56.25%
Bachelors or Greater13.73%
Some College7.18%
High School3.73%
showing: 4 rows

Essex Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed9.9%
Male Employed2.24%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Essex Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Essex Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Essex Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Essex Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Essex Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Essex Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Essex Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

61

Number of Veterans

59

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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Essex Veterans by War

count

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Essex Veterans by Age

count

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Essex Veterans by Race

Essex Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Essex Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Essex Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Essex Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Essex Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

51.6%

Born in Essex

97.57%

Native Born

2.43%

Foreign Born

1.98%

Non Citizen

0.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.57% of Essex residents were born in the United States, with 51.6% having been born in Iowa. 1.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Essex Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029729
2028729
2027729
2026729
2025729
2024729
2023729
2022729
202172940.55%
2020725-17-2.29%
2019742-5-0.67%
2018747-5-0.66%
2017752-8-1.05%
2016760-6-0.78%
2015766-3-0.39%
2014769-8-1.03%
2013777-1-0.13%
2012778-17-2.14%
2011795-2-0.25%
2010797
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Essex Population by Year