Population: 39,266

Male 48% Female 52%
Married 53%
Single 47%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Essex has a low population density. Essex is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

4,124 Essex
27,441 New York

City Info

Essex, MD is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Essex has a population density of 4,124, with 39,266 current residents.

Out of the 39,266 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 53% of the residents are married and 47% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 58% Sun
  • 42% Rain
  • 21% Snow


58°F average temperature

  • 47 years Median home age
  • $168,800 Median home price
  • -2.18% Home appreciation rate
  • 13.08% Annual property tax
  • 49.3%
    Homes owned
  • 44.7%
    Homes rented
  • 6%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Essex, the air quality is 6% and the weather, on average, is 58% sunny, 42% rainy, and 21% snowy. The average temperature is 58°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Essex, you should know that 49.3% of homes are owned while 44.7% of homes are rented, and 6% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $168,800, the median age of homes is 47 years, the annual home appreciation is -2.18% and the annual property tax is 13.08%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Essex, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Essex’s crime rate is 5 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Essex is 37 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 56.22% Democratic, 41.66% Republican, and 2.12% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:14


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 73%
    High school diploma
  • 5%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 5%
    Bachelors degree
  • 2%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Essex, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.80% of residents are unemployed in Essex (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Essex residents: 7.7% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 12.88% are in the arts and sciences field, 17.8% are in the customer service field, 30.4% are in the sales field, 0.10% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 14.2% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 17% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:14. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 72.89%, 4.75% of residents have an associate’s degree, 5.47% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 2.47% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Essex, you should be aware that the average commute time is 31 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Essex have a few different options. 74% of commuters use their own cars, 15% of commuters carpool, 7% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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