Essex County, New York Population 2020

Essex County, New York's estimated population is 36,878 with a growth rate of -0.57% 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.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202036,878-211-0.57%
201937,089-211-0.57%
201837,300-211-0.56%
201737,511-164-0.44%
201637,675-283-0.75%
201537,958-353-0.92%
201438,311-276-0.72%
201338,587-276-0.71%
201238,863-393-1.00%
201139,256-94-0.24%
201039,3502,1985.92%
199037,1529762.70%
198036,1761,5454.46%
197034,631-669-1.90%
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%
18109,4770.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.57%
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Founded
1799
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Essex County, New York Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White35,18693.21%
Black or African American1,1853.14%
Two or More Races7001.85%
Some Other Race4601.22%
Asian1340.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native780.21%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.02%
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Essex County, New York Population Pyramid 2020

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Essex County, New York Median Age

47


Total

45


Male

49.5


Female

Essex County, New York Adults

There are 31,426 adults, (8,322 of whom are seniors) in Essex County, New York.

Essex County, New York Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

36

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Essex County, New York Sex Ratio

Female

18,129

48.02%

Male

19,622

51.98%

Essex County, New York Households and Families

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

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Essex County, New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married88.7%11.3%
All75.6%24.4%
Male66.2%33.8%
Female63.3%36.7%
Non Family62.4%37.6%

75.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,4252.2675.6
Married7,5762.7888.7
Non Family5,4561.1862.4
Female1,6503.0663.3
Male7433.1366.2

2.76

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Essex County, New York Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8402.92%
9th to 12th Grade1,7065.94%
High School Graduate9,45132.89%
Some College5,54519.30%
Associates Degree3,26911.38%
Bachelors Degree4,53515.78%
Graduate Degree3,38511.78%
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Essex County, New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White26,51224,5007,729
Black95573849
Hispanic85561974
Other Race42623627
Multiple Races33931139
Asian1097920
Native American664113
Islander882

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 29.15%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,954$37,897$30,009
Less Than High School$22,346$24,583$20,000
High School Grad$29,795$35,705$22,197
Some College$31,160$35,609$28,938
Bachelors Degree$40,569$50,625$33,113
Graduate Degree$55,878$60,074$55,076

$32,954

Average Earnings

$37,897

Average Male

$30,009

Average Female

Essex County, New York Language

Essex County, New York Language by Age

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Essex County, New York Language

94.78% of Essex County, New York residents speak only English, while 5.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.62% of the population.

Essex County, New York Poverty

Essex County, New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White33,7772,8888.55%
Hispanic55323442.31%
Multiple59016928.64%
Other1757241.14%
Black1455940.69%
Asian1113531.53%
Native51815.69%
Islander8337.50%

9.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.19%

Male Poverty Rate

9.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Essex County, New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in Essex County, New York is Hispanic, with 42.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Essex County, New York is White, with 8.55% 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 12.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.09%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.72%
High School10.53%
Some College7.09%
Bachelors or Greater3.63%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.35%
Male Unemployed19.09%
Female Employed5.14%
Male Employed4.05%

Essex County, New York Income

Essex County, New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,196$72,078
Families$69,266$86,188
Married Families$81,580-
Non Families$32,660$41,564
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Essex County, New York Marital Status

Essex County, New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Essex County, New York Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Essex County, New York Marital Status by Race

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Essex County, New York Veterans

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2,696

Number of Veterans

2,512

Male Veterans

184

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,039
First Gulf War390
Second Gulf War231
Korea151
World War II112
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74787
75+631
35 to 54610
55 to 64587
18 to 3481
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6218.96%
2 or More297.38%
Black282.51%
Other184.01%
Hispanic111.15%

Essex County, New York Veterans by Education

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6.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Essex County, New York Employment Status

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56.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

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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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70.86%

Born in New York

96.78%

Native Born

3.22%

Foreign Born

1.84%

Non Citizen

1.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.78% of Essex County, New York residents were born in the United States, with 70.86% having been born in New York. 1.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

  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