Essex employment information

Income per capita$25,288$36,670$28,555
Median household income$50,311$74,149$53,482
Median income owner occupied$67,670$93,724$68,142
Median income renter occupied$34,383$45,116$33,219
Median earnings male$38,745$45,763$36,116
Median earnings female$29,550$35,135$25,692
Unemployment rate7.3%5.5%5.8%
Poverty level12.2%10.0%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Essex is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Essex is 6% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Essex is 24% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Essex is 21% lower than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Essex median earnings by income bracket

Essex employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry17.1%0.7%
Manufacturing sector11.3%0.6%
Financial & insurance services1.1%7.1%
Wholesale & retail services20.7%14.4%
Public administration6.7%4.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.1%3.9%
Education, health & social services9.8%35.2%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Fairwood, MD5,249$156,477193%
Gambrills, MD2,619$118,640122%
Hampton, MD4,968$117,663120%
Pleasant Hills, MD3,434$109,648105%
Kingsville, MD4,479$100,91389%
Essex, MD37,380$50,3116%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Oakley, CA37,391$78,59747%
Lake Oswego, OR37,310$84,24458%
Roy, UT37,472$60,10012%
Park Ridge, IL37,511$87,62664%
Florence, SC37,512$43,00720%
Essex, MD37,380$50,3116%
Source: The Essex, MD employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.