Essex County, Massachusetts Population 2021

Essex County, Massachusetts's estimated population is 790,736 with a growth rate of 0.11% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Essex County, Massachusetts is the null largest county in Massachusetts. The 2010 Population was 745,461 and has seen a growth of 6.07% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021790,7368510.11%
2020789,8858510.11%
2019789,0348510.11%
2018788,1833,7300.48%
2017784,4534,6060.59%
2016779,8472,9820.38%
2015776,8655,2120.68%
2014771,6537,0900.93%
2013764,5637,2250.95%
2012757,3385,8310.78%
2011751,5076,0460.81%
2010745,46175,38111.25%
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%
179057,9130.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.11%
County Website
Founded
1643
2010 Population
745,461
Growth Since 2010
6.07%
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Essex County, Massachusetts Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White626,14079.90%
Some Other Race71,8529.17%
Black or African American33,4244.27%
Asian26,8993.43%
Two or More Races23,5793.01%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,5960.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1860.02%
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Essex County, Massachusetts Population By Race

Essex County, Massachusetts Population Pyramid 2021

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Essex County, Massachusetts Median Age

40.9


Total

38.9


Male

42.6


Female

Essex County, Massachusetts Adults

There are 615,581 adults, (130,887 of whom are seniors) in Essex County, Massachusetts.

Essex County, Massachusetts Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Essex County, Massachusetts Sex Ratio

Mujer

405,904

51.79%

Masculino

377,772

48.21%

Essex County, Massachusetts Population by Age

Essex County, Massachusetts Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Essex County, Massachusetts Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
All64.2%35.8%
Masculino53.3%46.7%
Non Family48.2%51.8%
Mujer42.1%57.9%

64.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Essex County, Massachusetts Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All294,2022.664.2
Married142,8473.2682.3
Non Family97,7671.2348.2
Mujer39,8743.3642.1
Masculino13,7143.2953.3

3.19

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

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Essex County, Massachusetts Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade30,9395.70%
9th to 12th Grade27,3045.03%
High School Graduate136,02725.05%
Some College88,03116.21%
Associates Degree44,2818.16%
Bachelors Degree128,56823.68%
Graduate Degree87,81216.17%
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Essex County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Essex County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White409,997388,674188,159
Hispanic91,04960,17611,335
Other Race40,78625,9193,585
Black20,89817,6375,153
Asian18,49315,2909,657
2+ Races9,7967,1422,818
Native American1,101768245
Islander16013787

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 54.37%.

Essex County, Massachusetts Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$49,900$59,525$40,041
Less Than 9th Grade$26,541$30,995$21,759
High School Graduate$35,728$44,537$26,974
Some College$42,284$53,495$34,756
Bachelors Degree$64,688$82,996$51,792
Graduate Degree$82,324$104,972$71,855

$49,900

Average Earnings

$59,525

Average Male

$40,041

Average Female

Essex County, Massachusetts Earnings by Educational Attainment

Essex County, Massachusetts Language by Age

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Essex County, Massachusetts Language

73.55% of Essex County, Massachusetts residents speak only English, while 26.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 17.48% of the population.

Essex County, Massachusetts Language

Essex County, Massachusetts Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White538,49235,4176.58%
Hispanic161,67034,98621.64%
Other71,20515,61221.93%
Black32,1805,65817.58%
Multiple22,8283,97017.39%
Asian26,6202,5899.73%
Native1,58340225.39%
Islander1775028.25%

10.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.92%

Male Poverty Rate

11.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Essex County, Massachusetts

The race most likely to be in poverty in Essex County, Massachusetts is Islander, with 28.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Essex County, Massachusetts is White, with 6.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.57%.

Essex County, Massachusetts Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.37%
High School12.43%
Some College8.14%
Bachelors or Greater3.64%

Essex County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed28.40%
Male Unemployed17.92%
Female Employed5.29%
Male Employed3.39%

Essex County, Massachusetts Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Essex County, Massachusetts Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$79,263$109,575
Families$99,551$130,586
Married Families$123,280$154,335
Non Families$42,211$61,224
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Income by Household Type

Essex County, Massachusetts Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Essex County, Massachusetts Married by Age and Sex

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Essex County, Massachusetts 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 45-54.

Essex County, Massachusetts Marital Status by Race

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Essex County, Massachusetts Marital Status

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32,697

Number of Veterans

30,740

Male Veterans

1,957

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam11,793
Korea4,462
First Gulf War4,000
Second Gulf War3,773
World War II2,064

Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+11,185
65 to 748,903
35 to 545,366
55 to 645,351
18 to 341,892

Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White30,7836.09%
Hispanic1,1361.02%
Black6912.83%
Other Race4360.88%
2+ Races3822.94%
Asian2341.12%
Native American1219.34%
Islander5026.88%

Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Race

Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

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5.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Essex County, Massachusetts Veterans by Education

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67.6%

Labor Force Participation

64.2%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Essex County, Massachusetts Employment by Age

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Essex County, Massachusetts Employment by Race

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Essex County, Massachusetts 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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63.70%

Born in Essex County, Massachusetts

82.69%

Native Born

17.31%

Foreign Born

7.88%

Non Citizen

9.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.69% of Essex County, Massachusetts residents were born in the United States, with 63.70% having been born in Massachusetts. 7.88% 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

  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

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