Essex employment information

IndexEssexIllinoisNational
Income per capita$26,437$30,019$28,555
Median household income$71,477$57,166$53,482
Median income owner occupied$77,857$72,851$68,142
Median income renter occupied$42,250$32,466$33,219
Median earnings male$58,409$39,039$36,116
Median earnings female$19,563$26,489$25,692
Unemployment rate6.7%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level3.2%14.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Essex is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Essex is 34% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Essex is 15% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Essex is 79% lower than the national average.

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Essex median earnings by income bracket

Essex employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry19.2%4.5%
Manufacturing sector13.9%0.0%
Financial & insurance services2.4%8.0%
Wholesale & retail services17.3%6.5%
Public administration1.4%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities20.2%8.5%
Education, health & social services2.9%52.0%
Other22.1%16.5%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Union Hill, IL61$120,625126%
Limestone, IL1,452$75,50041%
Bonfield, IL299$70,00031%
Gardner, IL1,325$68,99029%
Herscher, IL1,519$67,56026%
Essex, IL905$71,47734%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Pacific City, OR905$31,25042%
Oregon, MO905$43,43819%
Lawton, IA904$62,67917%
Burrton, KS904$51,8983%
Thaxton, MS906$45,00016%
Essex, IL905$71,47734%
Source: The Essex, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.