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Essex, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Essex Census Designated Place had a population of 40,215 as of July 1, 2019. 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 39.3093 and longitude -76.475 in Baltimore County. The formal boundaries for the Essex Census Designated Place 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.


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Essex, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Essex, MD Housing Affordability Index is 118
State of Maryland Housing Affordability Index is 118
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Essex, MD Wealth Index is 77
State of Maryland Wealth Index is 141
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 40,215
Population in Households 39,895
Population in Familes 31,248
Population in Group Qrtrs 320
Population Density 4,344
Diversity Index1 61
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,554
Average Household Income $72,839
Per Capita Income $28,647
Wealth Index3 77

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 16,928 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,862 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,905 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,161 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $206,504
Housing Affordability Index2 118
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 15,767
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 9,997
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.26% 0.2%
Households 0.18% 0.15%
Families 0.03% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

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, 2019 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 Density # 74 86th
Diversity Index # 108 79th
Median Household Income # 422 19th
Per Capita Income # 372 28th

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