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Essex is in Baltimore County, in the Baltimore metro area.
The community was named after the county in England.
The latitude of Essex is 39.309N. The longitude is -76.475W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 39,078.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Essex demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Baltimore County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Baltimore area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 21221 ZIP code.
23% of Essex residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Essex ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Essex was $17,550, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Essex residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Essex, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $434. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $965.
Baltimore County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Essex political report.
The average commute time for Essex workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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