Essex County, MA has a population of 779,018 people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $73,901. Between 2015 and 2016 the population of Essex County, MA grew from 776,043 to 779,018, a 0.38% increase and its median household income grew from $68,455 to $73,901, a 7.96% increase.
The population of Essex County, MA is 71.4% White, 20% Hispanic, and 3.46% Asian. 25.5% of the people in Essex County, MA speak a non-English language, and 92.8% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Essex County, MA are Salem State University, with 2,190 graduates, Northern Essex Community College, with 1,155 graduates, and North Shore Community College, with 1,072 graduates.
The median property value in Essex County, MA is $384,400, and the homeownership rate is 64.5%. Most people in Essex County, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Essex County, MA is 2 cars per household.
Essex County, MA is the 3rd most populated county in Massachusetts and borders Middlesex County, MA; Suffolk County, MA; Hillsborough County, NH; and Rockingham County, NH.