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Essex County, MA&

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Population
779,018
0.38% growth
Median Age
41.3
Median Household Income
$73,901
7.96% growth
Poverty Rate
10.8%
Number of Employees
399,282
0.56% growth
Median Property Value
$384,400
2.67% growth

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Economy

The economy of Essex County, MA employs 399,282 people. The economy of Essex County, MA is specialized in Healthcare & Social Assistance; Other services, except public administration; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 1.2; 1.09; and 1.08 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Essex County, MA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (66,500), Retail trade (43,512), and Manufacturing (39,871), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($90,455), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,147), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($73,724).

Median household income in Essex County, MA is $73,901. Males in Essex County, MA have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,849. The income inequality of Essex County, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Essex County, MA. In Essex County, MA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 79 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,285. Suffolk County, MA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Massachusetts.

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Diversity

Essex County, MA is home to a population of 779,018 people, from which 92.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Essex County, MA is composed of 556,543 White residents (71.4%), 155,973 Hispanic residents (20%), 26,984 Asian residents (3.46%), 23,875 Black residents (3.06%), and 13,160 Two+ residents (1.69%). The most common foreign languages in Essex County, MA are Spanish (111,807 speakers), Portuguese (9,666 speakers), and French (6,082 speakers), but compared to other places, Essex County, MA has a relative high number of Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (4,809 speakers), Greek (4,627 speakers), and Portuguese (9,666 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Essex County, MA awarded 7,997 degrees. The student population of Essex County, MA is skewed towards females, with 3,268 male students and 4,729 female students. Most students in Essex County, MA are White (5,368 and 67.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,002 and 12.5%), Black or African American (499 and 6.24%), and Unknown (485 and 6.06%). The largest universities in Essex County, MA by number of graduates are Salem State University (2,190 and 27.4%), Northern Essex Community College (1,155 and 14.4%), and North Shore Community College (1,072 and 13.4%). The most popular majors in Essex County, MA are General Business Administration & Management (313 and 3.91%), Registered Nursing (278 and 3.48%), and General Psychology (274 and 3.43%). The median tuition costs in Essex County, MA are $34,528 for private four year colleges, and $910 and $7,050 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Essex County, MA is $384,400, which is 1.88 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $374,400 to $384,400, a 2.67% increase. The homeownership rate of Essex County, MA is 64.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Essex County, MA have an average commute time of 28.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Essex County, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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