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Essex County
  • County in New Jersey

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Housing
    grade D minus
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
  4. Good for Families
    grade B+
  5. Diversity
    grade A+
  6. Jobs
    grade C minus
  7. Weather
    grade C+
  8. Cost of Living
    grade D+
  9. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  11. Commute
    grade C+

editorial

Essex County is located in New Jersey with a population of 798,698. In Essex County, most residents rent their homes. In Essex County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Essex County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Essex County are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$395,900
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,211
National
$1,096
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    244.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    12.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    26.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    232.7
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    345.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,124.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    470.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    national  11%

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