The table below compares Essex County to the other 14 counties and county equivalents in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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.
|Total Population||# 3||86th|
|Population Density1||# 4||79th|
|Diversity Index2||# 3||86th|
|Median Household Income||# 5||71st|
|Per Capita Income||# 6||64th|
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|Population in Households||734,746|
|Population in Familes||594,035|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||17,358|
|Average Household Size||2.53|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||312,259 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||186,267 (59.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||103,826 (33.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||22,166 ( 7.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$334,490|
|Average Home Value||$389,138|
|Median Household Income||$65,416|
|Average Household Income||$92,895|
|Per Capita Income||$35,912|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||3.14%|
|Per Capita Income||3.2%|
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