Essex, Illinois Population 2022

849
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Essex is a city located in Kankakee County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 849, it is the 732nd largest city in Illinois and the 15900th largest city in the United States. Essex is currently growing at a rate of 0.47% annually but its population has decreased by -21.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,083 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Essex has a population density of 365 people per square mile.

The average household income in Essex is $94,774 with a poverty rate of 4.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $989 per month, and the median house value is $188,600. 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: 92.15%
  • Two or more races: 6.09%
  • Black or African American: 1.39%
  • Asian: 0.37%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Essex, Illinois is 849 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,083.

Essex, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

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Essex Population by Race

Essex Population Pyramid 2022

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Essex Median Age

32.7


Total

35.5


Male

31.8


Female

Essex Adults

There are 743 adults, (136 of whom are seniors) in Essex.

Essex Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

22.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56

Child Dependency Ratio

Essex Sex Ratio

Female

561

51.80%

Male

522

48.20%

Essex Population by Age

Essex Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Essex Household Types

90.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Essex Households and Families

3.47

Average Family Size

3.05

Average Household Size

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Essex Households by Type

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Essex Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Essex Educational Attainment by Race

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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 2+ races people with a rate of 57.69%.

Essex Educational Attainment by Race

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$67,083

Average Earnings

$81,042

Average Male

$34,464

Average Female

Essex Earnings by Educational Attainment

Essex Language by Age

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Essex Language

96.81% of Essex residents speak only English, while 3.19% 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

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4.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.48%

Male Poverty Rate

5.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Essex

The race most likely to be in poverty in Essex is Black, with 26.67% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.03%.

Essex Poverty

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Essex Poverty Rate by Education

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Essex Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Essex Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Essex Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

62.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.0%

Male Marriage Rate

60.2%

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 55-64, 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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41

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Essex Veterans by War

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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

7.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Essex Veterans by Education

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64.3%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

3%

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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88.09%

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 88.09% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Essex Population by Year