Essex County, New York Population 2024

36,146

Essex County, New York's estimated 2024 population is 36,146 with a growth rate of -1.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Essex County, New York is the 56th largest county in New York. The 2010 population was 39,359 and has seen a growth of -8.16% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202934,236-382-1.1%
202834,618-382-1.09%
202735,000-382-1.08%
202635,382-382-1.07%
202535,764-382-1.06%
202436,146-382-1.05%
202336,528-382-1.03%
202236,910-382-1.02%
202137,292-34-0.09%
202037,3263390.92%
201936,987-322-0.86%
201837,309-212-0.57%
201737,521-174-0.46%
201637,695-278-0.73%
201537,973-360-0.94%
201438,333-277-0.72%
201338,610-274-0.7%
201238,884-393-1%
201139,277-82-0.21%
201039,359
199037,1529762.7%
198036,1761,5454.46%
197034,631-669-1.9%
196035,3002140.61%
195035,0869082.66%
194034,1782190.64%
193033,9592,0886.55%
192031,871-1,587-4.74%
191033,4582,7518.96%
190030,707-2,345-7.09%
189033,052-1,463-4.24%
188034,5155,47318.85%
187029,0428282.93%
186028,214-2,934-9.42%
185031,1487,51431.79%
184023,6344,34722.54%
183019,2876,47650.55%
182012,8113,33435.18%
18109,477-24,759-72.32%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.05% (-382)
County Website
Essex County
County Seat
2010 Population
39,359
Area
1794 mi²
Density
20 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-8.16% (-3,213)
Founded
1799

Essex County, New York Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White34,75393.14%
Black or African American9772.62%
Two or more races8952.4%
Other race4741.27%
Asian1150.31%
Native American900.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander100.03%
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Essex County, New York Population by Race

Essex County, New York Population Pyramid 2024

Essex County, New York Median Age

49.2

Total

47.2

Male

51.4

Female

Essex County, New York Adults

There are 31,399 adults, (9,264 of whom are seniors) in Essex County, New York.

Essex County, New York Age Dependency

68.6

Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Essex County, New York Sex Ratio

Female18,01748.28%
Male19,29751.72%

Essex County, New York Population by Age

Essex County, New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All15,7502.237723
Married7,1182.759010
Non Family6,2121.2666.833.2
Female1,5373.264.435.6
Male8833.1766.133.9
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2.73

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

77.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Essex County, New York 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, New York Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Essex County, New York 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 60%.

Essex County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,837

Average Earnings

$48,014

Average Male

$37,735

Average Female

Essex County, New York Earnings by Educational Attainment

Essex County, New York Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Essex County, New York Language

93.55% of Essex County, New York residents speak only English, while 6.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.82% of the population.

Essex County, New York Language

Essex County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White33,5243,2419.67%
Multiple81418122.24%
Other36013738.06%
Hispanic60010717.83%
Black1465940.41%
Native581525.86%
Asian911010.99%
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10.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.58%

Male Poverty Rate

11.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Essex County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Essex County, New York is Black, with 40.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Essex County, New York is White, with 9.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.8%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.78%.

Essex County, New York Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.85%
High School10.07%
Some College9.73%
Bachelors or Greater4.34%
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Essex County, New York Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed21.63%
Male Unemployed18.81%
Female Employed5.4%
Male Employed4.49%
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Essex County, New York Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Essex County, New York Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Essex County, New York Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Essex County, New York Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Essex County, New York 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 35-44.

Essex County, New York Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Essex County, New York Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,348

Number of Veterans

2,187

Male Veterans

161

Female Veterans

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Essex County, New York Veterans by War

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Essex County, New York Veterans by Age

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Essex County, New York Veterans by Race

Essex County, New York Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Essex County, New York Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.6%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Essex County, New York Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Essex County, New York Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Essex County, New York 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

68.58%

Born in Essex County, New York

95.93%

Native Born

4.07%

Foreign Born

1.92%

Non Citizen

2.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.93% of Essex County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 68.58% having been born in New York. 1.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Essex County, New York Place of Birth

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