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Essex, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Essex Census Designated Place had a population of 39,759 as of July 1, 2015. Essex ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Essex is located at latitude 39.305 and longitude -76.4472 in Baltimore County. The formal boundaries for the Essex Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.26 sq. miles and a water area of 2.63 sq. miles. Baltimore County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Essex Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389051) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Essex Census Designated Place is located within District 15, a minor civil division (MCD) of Baltimore County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Essex population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Essex, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 39,759
Population in Households 39,441
Population in Familes 30,845
Population in Group Qrtrs 318
Population Density1 4,295
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 15,656
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 9,980
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,865 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,302 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,354 (43.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,209 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $190,340
Average Home Value $226,955


Median Household Income $47,181
Average Household Income $59,065
Per Capita Income $23,452
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.43%
Households 0.18% 0.42%
Families 0.02% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   2.47%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Essex, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Essex to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 96th
Population Density1 # 74 86th
Diversity Index2 # 113 78th
Median Household Income # 444 14th
Per Capita Income # 417 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.