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Essex

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

    editorial

    Essex is a with a population of 6,725. Essex is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in Connecticut. Living in Essex offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Essex and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Essex are highly rated.

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    Real Estate

    Median Home Value
    $445,200
    National
    $281,900
    Median Rent
    $1,033
    National
    $1,268
    Area Feel
    Sparse Suburban
    Rent vs. Own
    • Rent
      24%
    • Own
      76%
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    Essex Rankings

    Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and expert insights.

    Crime & Safety

    Crime & Safety
    grade unavailable
    Based on violent and property crime rates.
    Violent Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Assault
      No data available  
      national  282.7
    • Murder
      No data available  
      national  6.1
    • Rape
      No data available  
      national  40.7
    • Robbery
      No data available  
      national  135.5
    Property Crimes
    • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
    • Burglary
      No data available  
      national  500.1
    • Theft
      No data available  
      national  2,042.8
    • Motor Vehicle Theft
      No data available  
      national  284

    Residents

    Diversity
    grade B minus
    Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
    Age
    • <10 years
      5%
    • 10-17 years
      12%
    • 18-24 years
      9%
    • 25-34 years
      5%
    • 35-44 years
      7%
    • 45-54 years
      14%
    • 55-64 years
      20%
    • 65+ years
      27%
    Education Levels
    • Master's degree or higher
      26%
      national  13%
    • Bachelor's degree
      33%
      national  21%
    • Some college or associate's degree
      18%
      national  28%
    • High school diploma or equivalent
      21%
      national  26%
    • Less than high school diploma
      1%
      national  11%

    Working in Essex

    Jobs
    grade B+
    Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
    Median Household Income
    $91,618
    National
    $75,149

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