Profile for Essex, Massachusetts, MA
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Essex is a town in Essex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named after the county in England.
The latitude of Essex is 42.631N. The longitude is -70.783W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,267.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Essex demographic reports
Essex is on Cape Ann.
Early shipbuilding center
Local foods: clams
Local festivals include:
- Clam Fest - Sept. 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Essex web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Cox Reservation, Stavros Reservation
Historic sites and museums: Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Cogswell's Grant
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
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Sections below provide additional information and links about Essex demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Essex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01929 ZIP code.
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Ancestry & family history
6% of Essex residents report German ancestry, and 16% 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 $31,613, compared with $21,587 nationally.
36% of Essex residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Essex festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Clam Fest - Sept. 22, 2007
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Essex, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $694. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,650.
Libraries in Essex include T.O.H.P. Burnham Free Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Essex workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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