Essex County NJ Information


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  1. Essex County 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forEssex County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Essex County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 812,095
Population in Households 788,723
Population in Familes 645,240
Population in Group Qrtrs 23,372
Population Density2 6,434
Diversity Index3 79


Median Household Income $63,068
Average Household Income $107,780
Per Capita Income $39,005


Total Housing Units 325,523 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 130,392 (40.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 162,792 (50.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 32,339 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $407,936
Average Home Value $506,155


Total Households 293,184
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 195,350
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.38% 0.43%
Households 0.36% 0.41%
Families 0.34% 0.41%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   2.81%


Essex County NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Essex County to the other 21 counties and county equivalents in New Jersey 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 # 3 90th
Population Density # 2 95th
Diversity Index # 3 90th
Median Household Income # 18 19th
Per Capita Income # 14 38th

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