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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B-
Essex is a town in Iowa with a population of 874. Essex is in Page County. Living in Essex offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Essex and residents tend to be conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$70,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$583
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    48%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Essex

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,016
National
$55,322
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Essex Reviews

2 reviews
Small town America can't expect to much, but is in a great location if you want to be away from the city but not super far away. Everything is within an hour or two.
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It's safe, as long as you aren't a school or public park your safe from the hoodlums.