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0.81% decline
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Median Household Income
0.92% growth
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2.01% decline
Median Property Value
0.69% decline

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The economy of Essex County, NY employs 17,411 people. The economy of Essex County, NY is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction, which employ respectively 1.9; 1.54; and 1.43 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Essex County, NY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,034), Retail trade (2,004), and Educational Services (1,922), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,194), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($52,431), and Finance & Insurance ($47,589).

Median household income in Essex County, NY is $53,244. Males in Essex County, NY have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,831. The income inequality of Essex County, NY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441 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, NY. In Essex County, NY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 36 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,423. Bronx County, NY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New York.


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Essex County, NY is home to a population of 38,598 people, from which 98.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Essex County, NY is composed of 35,529 White residents (92%), 1,187 Hispanic residents (3.08%), 1,115 Black residents (2.89%), 414 Two+ residents (1.07%), and 184 Asian residents (0.48%). The most common foreign languages in Essex County, NY are Spanish (1,116 speakers), French (186 speakers), and Russian (184 speakers), but compared to other places, Essex County, NY has a relative high number of Italian (141 speakers), Russian (184 speakers), and Other Slavic (62 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Essex County, NY awarded 314 degrees. The student population of Essex County, NY is skewed towards females, with 87 male students and 227 female students. Most students in Essex County, NY are White (290 and 92.4%), followed by Black or African American (6 and 1.91%), Two or more races (4 and 1.27%), and American Indian (3 and 0.96%). The largest universities in Essex County, NY by number of graduates are North Country Community College (314 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Essex County, NY are Registered Nursing (60 and 19.1%), Humanistic Studies (34 and 10.8%), and Radiation Therapist (18 and 5.73%). The median tuition costs in Essex County, NY are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A 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, NY is $144,100, which is 0.7 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $145,100 to $144,100, a 0.69% increase. The homeownership rate of Essex County, NY is 74%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Essex County, NY have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Essex County, NY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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