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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B-
Essex is a town in Missouri with a population of 526. Essex is in Stoddard County. Living in Essex offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Essex and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Essex are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$72,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$619
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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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
    217.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    217.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    217.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    435.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    435.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    4%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    48%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%

Working in Essex

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$33,000
National
$55,322
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Essex Reviews

2 reviews
I have lived here my entire life. Although I love seeing almost every family member daily, I do wish we had more options on stores. We have one store here and they do not even sell gas. Our roads stay damaged because the city simply doesn't have the money to fix them properly. There is one park and the equipment is very old.
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Essex is a very small town where everyone knows everyone. Everyone is very friendly and caring.
The school is a two time winner of the Blue Ribbon Award. This makes the school very desirable and grows the community.