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Population (year 2000): 6,505. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,783 (+4.3% change)
Males: 3,074 (47.3%), Females: 3,431 (52.7%)

Middlesex County

Median resident age: 43.4 years
Median household income: $66,746 (year 2000)
Median house value: $235,200 (year 2000)

Essex, CT residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Essex:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Black (0.5%)

Ancestries: English (24.7%), Irish (21.2%), German (14.4%), Italian (13.7%), Polish (7.9%), Scottish (5.9%).Connecticut

Elevation: 100 feet

Essex,

For population 25 years and over in Essex

  • High school or higher: 94.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 51.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.4%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Essex town

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

5.1% Foreign born (3.4% Europe, 0.5% North America).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: CT (30.6 miles Manchester, pop. 54,740).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NY (53.9 miles Brookhaven, pop. 448,248).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (114.1 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Village, CT (0.3 miles Essex River, CT (3.8 miles Deep River Center, CT (3.9 miles Deep Saybrook, CT (4.4 miles Old Saybrook Center, CT (4.6 miles Old Lyme, CT Old (5.0 miles Manor, CT (5.0 miles Saybrook CT (5.4 miles Chester,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 17 buildings, average cost: $121,800
  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $190,200
  • 1998: 48 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 1999: 50 buildings, average cost: $173,600
  • 2000: 42 buildings, average cost: $211,400
  • 2001: 50 buildings, average cost: $187,800
  • 2002: 32 buildings, average cost: $197,300
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $250,100
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $271,600

Latitude: 41.35 N, Longitude: 72.39 W

Area code: 860

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.9%), Manufacturing (17.2%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (14.3%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.8%), Retail trade (10.5%).

Average climate in Essex, Connecticut

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Essex-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Connecticut state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.0 miles away from the Essex city center injured 40 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 8/21/1951, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Essex:
  • EASTERN LONG ISLAND HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; GREENPORT, NY)
  • LAWRENCE & MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; NEW LONDON, CT)
  • SAINT FRANCIS CARE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (about 22 miles; PORTLAND, CT)

Political contributions by individuals in Essex, CT

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Essex:
  • GROTON-NEW LONDON (about 25 miles; GROTON NEW LONDON, CT; ID: GON)
  • HARTFORD-BRAINARD (about 32 miles; HARTFORD, CT; ID: HFD)
  • TWEED-NEW HAVEN (about 35 miles; NEW HAVEN, CT; ID: HVN)
Other public-use airports nearest to Essex:
  • GOODSPEED (about 7 miles; EAST HADDAM, CT; ID: 42B)
  • CHESTER (about 8 miles; CHESTER, CT; ID: 3B9)
  • GRISWOLD (about 12 miles; MADISON, CT; ID: N04)

Amtrak station near Essex:
  • 4 miles: OLD SAYBROOK (455 BOSTON POST RD.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Essex:
  • WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; MIDDLETOWN, CT; Full-time enrollment: 2,993)
  • EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; WILLIMANTIC, CT; FT enrollment: 4,165)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (about 33 miles; STORRS, CT; FT enrollment: 16,952)
  • SUNY AT STONY BROOK (about 35 miles; STONY BROOK, NY; FT enrollment: 16,829)
  • TRINITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; HARTFORD, CT; FT enrollment: 2,056)
  • CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; NEW BRITAIN, CT; FT enrollment: 8,967)
  • QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY (about 36 miles; HAMDEN, CT; FT enrollment: 5,836)
Libraries in Essex:
  • ESSEX LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (Operating income: $261,834; Location: 33 WEST AVE.; 26,800 books; 800 audio materials; 650 video materials; 85 serial subscriptions)
  • IVORYTON LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (Operating income: $68,011; Location: MAIN ST.; 7,001 books; 35 audio materials; 943 video materials; 31 serial subscriptions)

Essex compared to Connecticut state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Essex:
  • WLIS (1420 AM; 5 kW; OLD SAYBROOK, CT; Owner: CROSSROADS COMM. OLD SAYBROOK, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WICH (1310 AM; 5 kW; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INCORPORATED)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WGSM (740 AM; 25 kW; HUNTINGTON, NY; Owner: K RADIO LICENSEE, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Essex:
  • W233AJ (94.5 FM; OLD SAYBROOK, CT; Owner: MONROE BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W227AJ (93.3 FM; NORTHFORD, CT; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY)
  • WSUF (89.9 FM; NOYACK, NY; Owner: SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WKCI-FM (101.3 FM; HAMDEN, CT; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSS (95.7 FM; HARTFORD-MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYZ (92.5 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZMX (93.7 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHCN (105.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMRQ (104.1 FM; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPKT (90.5 FM; MERIDEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WDRC-FM (102.9 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPLR (99.1 FM; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WILI-FM (98.3 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: NUTMEG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCTY (97.7 FM; NORWICH, CT; Owner: WICH, INC.)
  • WKNL (100.9 FM; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBMW (106.5 FM; LEDYARD, CT; Owner: RED WOLF BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIHS (104.9 FM; MIDDLETOWN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WNLC (98.7 FM; EAST LYME, CT; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WECS (90.1 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE COLLEGE)
TV broadcast stations around Essex:
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WEDN (Channel 53; NORWICH, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WTNH (Channel 8; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEDY (Channel 65; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTX (Channel 59; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: WTNH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W51BZ (Channel 51; NEW HAVEN, CT; Owner: it COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

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