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Essex is a town in Essex County.
The community was named for the county in England.
The latitude of Essex is 44.31N. The longitude is -73.353W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 266 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 713.
Growth ended with the railroads. The community has preserved its historic structures, and continues as a resort area and site of a ferry crossing to Vermont.
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, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12996 ZIP code.
11% 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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Recommendations: Lunch at the Essex Inn
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Essex was $20,087, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Essex residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Essex include Essex Village Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Essex, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $409. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $821.
Libraries in Essex include Belden Noble Memorial Library of Essex ... View libraries
Essex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Essex political report.
The average commute time for Essex workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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