Essex County, Massachusetts Population 2024

805,325

Essex County, Massachusetts's estimated 2024 population is 805,325 with a growth rate of -0.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Essex County, Massachusetts is the 3rd largest county in Massachusetts. The 2010 population was 745,469 and has seen a growth of 8.03% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029801,725-720-0.09%
2028802,445-720-0.09%
2027803,165-720-0.09%
2026803,885-720-0.09%
2025804,605-720-0.09%
2024805,325-720-0.09%
2023806,045-720-0.09%
2022806,765-720-0.09%
2021807,485-1,006-0.12%
2020808,49118,7662.38%
2019789,7259020.11%
2018788,8233,6670.47%
2017785,1564,9340.63%
2016780,2222,9940.39%
2015777,2285,4250.7%
2014771,8037,1190.93%
2013764,6847,2750.96%
2012757,4095,8560.78%
2011751,5536,0840.82%
2010745,469
1990670,08036,4485.75%
1980633,632-4,255-0.67%
1970637,88769,05612.14%
1960568,83146,4478.89%
1950522,38426,0715.25%
1940496,313-1,727-0.35%
1930498,04015,8843.29%
1920482,15645,67910.47%
1910436,47779,44722.25%
1900357,03057,03519.01%
1890299,99555,46022.68%
1880244,53543,69221.75%
1870200,84335,23221.27%
1860165,61134,31126.13%
1850131,30036,31338.23%
184094,98712,12814.64%
183082,8598,20410.99%
182074,6552,7673.85%
181071,88810,69217.47%
180061,1963,2835.67%
179057,913-743,812-92.78%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.09% (-720)
2010 Population
745,469
Area
493 mi²
Density
1634 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
8.03% (59,856)
Founded
1643

Essex County, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White582,83472.3%
Other race92,68911.5%
Two or more races65,1748.09%
Black or African American35,2804.38%
Asian28,2713.51%
Native American1,6720.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1830.02%
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Essex County, Massachusetts Population by Race

Essex County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2024

Essex County, Massachusetts Median Age

40.9

Total

39.3

Male

42.4

Female

Essex County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 637,015 adults, (141,798 of whom are seniors) in Essex County, Massachusetts.

Essex County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Essex County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Female413,95951.35%
Male392,14448.65%

Essex County, Massachusetts Population by Age

Essex County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All310,0592.5563.736.3
Married148,7953.2182.317.7
Non Family104,1611.2347.552.5
Female41,2613.2741.558.5
Male15,8423.0252.147.9
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3.11

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

63.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Essex County, Massachusetts 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 County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Essex County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Essex County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$58,536

Average Earnings

$70,067

Average Male

$49,237

Average Female

Essex County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Essex County, Massachusetts Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Essex County, Massachusetts Language

72.06% of Essex County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 27.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.51% of the population.

Essex County, Massachusetts Language

Essex County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White527,70735,1476.66%
Hispanic180,54933,12818.35%
Other91,78517,62619.2%
Multiple63,9427,69412.03%
Black34,0854,72913.87%
Asian27,9292,7589.88%
Native1,60436322.63%
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9.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.5%

Male Poverty Rate

10.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Essex County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Essex County, Massachusetts is Native, with 22.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Essex County, Massachusetts is White, with 6.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.32%.

Essex County, Massachusetts Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.97%
High School12.26%
Some College8.84%
Bachelors or Greater3.44%
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Essex County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed25.1%
Male Unemployed14.71%
Female Employed4.21%
Male Employed3.05%
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Essex County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Essex County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Essex County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Essex County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Essex County, Massachusetts Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Essex County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Essex County, Massachusetts Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

29,188

Number of Veterans

27,160

Male Veterans

2,028

Female Veterans

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Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

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Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

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Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.7%

Labor Force Participation

64.1%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Essex County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Essex County, Massachusetts Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Essex County, Massachusetts 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

62.5%

Born in Essex County, Massachusetts

81.48%

Native Born

18.52%

Foreign Born

8.25%

Non Citizen

10.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.48% of Essex County, Massachusetts residents were born in the United States, with 62.5% having been born in Massachusetts. 8.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Essex County, Massachusetts Place of Birth

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