Essex, Illinois Population 2021

752
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Essex is a city located in Kankakee County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 752, it is the 736th largest city in Illinois and the 11563rd largest city in the United States . Essex is currently declining at a rate of -0.40% annually and its population has decreased by -6.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 802 in 2010. Essex reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 2 miles, Essex has a population density of 323 people per square mile.

The average household income in Essex is $94,774 with a poverty rate of 9.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,141 per month, and the median house value is $191,400. The median age in Essex is 37.3 years, 32.8 years for males, and 39.4 years for females.

Essex Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Essexwas:

  • White: 93.83%
  • Two or more races: 4.30%
  • Black or African American: 1.43%
  • Asian: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Essex, Illinois is 752 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 758.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 802.

Essex, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White85193.83%
Two or More Races394.30%
Black or African American131.43%
Asian40.44%
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Essex Population by Race

Essex Population Pyramid $2021

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Essex Median Age

37.3


Total

32.8


Male

39.4


Female

Essex Adults

There are 652 adults, (132 of whom are seniors) in Essex.

Essex Age Dependency

74.4

Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49

Child Dependency Ratio

Essex Sex Ratio

Female

421

46.42%

Male

486

53.58%

Essex Population by Age

Essex Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Essex Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male47.4%52.6%
Female75%25%
Non Family83.3%16.7%
All91%9%
Married97.2%2.8%

91.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Essex Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2903.1391
Married2173.5397.2
Non Family421.1283.3
Male193.2647.4
Female122.7575

3.38

Average Family Size

3.13

Average Household Size

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Essex Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade152.67%
9th to 12th Grade376.58%
High School Graduate21538.26%
Some College14024.91%
Associates Degree8114.41%
Bachelors Degree539.43%
Graduate Degree213.74%
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Essex Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Essex Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White53048472
2+ Races1818
Black6
Asian44
Hispanic442

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 50.00%.

Essex Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$56,563$73,958$33,125
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$68,750$77,083$16,563
Some College$64,306$71,250$34,250
Bachelors Degree$46,563$78,750$38,250
Graduate Degree$100,625$$100,625

$56,563

Average Earnings

$73,958

Average Male

$33,125

Average Female

Essex Earnings by Educational Attainment

Essex Language by Age

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Essex Language

96.05% of Essex residents speak only English, while 3.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.51% of the population.

Essex Language

Essex Poverty by Race

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9.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.67%

Male Poverty Rate

9.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Essex

The race most likely to be in poverty in Essex is Black, with 23.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Essex is White, with 9.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.50%.

Essex Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.69%
Some College8.14%
High School5.12%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Essex Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed75.00%
Male Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed8.52%
Male Employed1.40%

Essex Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Essex Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$80,000$94,774
Families$93,750$101,919
Married Families$101,964-
Non Families$43,333$45,005
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Income by Household Type

Essex Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

62.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.0%

Male Marriage Rate

66.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Essex Married by Age and Sex

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Essex Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Essex Marital Status by Race

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Essex Marital Status

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49

Number of Veterans

49

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam30
Second Gulf War8
First Gulf War7
Korea4
World War II

Essex Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7426
35 to 5413
75+8
55 to 642
18 to 34

Essex Veterans by Age

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Essex Veterans by Race

Essex Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

12.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Essex Veterans by Education

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60.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.9%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Essex Employment by Age

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Essex Employment by Race

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Essex Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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89.42%

Born in Essex

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Essex residents were born in the United States, with 89.42% having been born in Illinois. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Essex Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021752-3-0.40%
2020755-3-0.40%
2019758-3-0.39%
2018761-6-0.78%
2017767-7-0.90%
2016774-1-0.13%
2015775-7-0.90%
2014782-7-0.89%
2013789-8-1.00%
2012797-4-0.50%
2011801-1-0.12%
20108020.00%

Essex Population by Year