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

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Essex County is located in New York with a population of 37,459. In Essex County, most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Essex County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Essex County are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$153,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$812
National
$1,062
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    73.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    9.2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    36.9
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    9.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    147.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    460.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    36.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  12%

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