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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Essex County is located in Massachusetts with a population of 775,860. In Essex County, most residents own their homes. In Essex County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Essex County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Essex County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$373,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,135
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Essex County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    258.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    21.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    63.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    176.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    922.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    145.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Essex County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,533
National
$55,322

Essex County Reviews

3 reviews
Let's be honest. While this place is a good place to live, but you'll need sufficient amount of money to do so. Other than that, this place is great.
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Very quiet. Nice place to live. Have job but not really many job as other place. The house price a lillle higher than
I like the soft and quiet pace of Essex County. It is close to Boston, yet far enough away to still enjoy your neighbors.