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Essex County is located in Massachusetts with a population of 783,676. Essex County is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. 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.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$409,900
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,241
National
$1,062
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Essex County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    258.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    21.8
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    63.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    176.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    922.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    145.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
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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
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    national  12%

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