Essex is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Essex Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Baltimore County at latitude 39.3093 and longitude -76.475. Baltimore County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.
The formal boundaries for the Essex Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 9.26 sq. miles and a water area of 2.63 sq. miles.Photos of the local Essex, MD area
Also See: Essex, MD ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps
|Population in Households||39,004|
|Population in Familes||30,630|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||315|
|Average Household Size||2.52|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||16,799 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||8,312 (49.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||7,187 (42.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,300 ( 7.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$186,583|
|Average Home Value||$220,608|
|Median Household Income||$46,243|
|Average Household Income||$57,314|
|Per Capita Income||$22,785|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||2.55%|
|Per Capita Income||2.55%|
The table below compares Essex to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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.
|Total Population||# 24||96th|
|Population Density1||# 74||86th|
|Diversity Index2||# 117||78th|
|Median Household Income||# 446||14th|
|Per Capita Income||# 421||19th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.