Essex demographics profile

StatisticEssexIllinoisNational
Population78712,851,684318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)33822291
Median age36.237.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)70%55%55%
Speak English97%77%79%
Speak Spanish2%13%13%
Essex, IL has a population of 787 and is the 16,719th largest city in the United States. The population density is 338 per sq mi which is 52% higher than the Illinois average and 273% higher than the national average. The median age in Essex is 36 which is approximately 3% lower than the Illinois average of 37. In Essex, 70% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 97% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 86% of Essex residents were born in Illinois, 14% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 0% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Essex is 52% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Essex is 3% lower than Illinois.
  • In Essex 97.33% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Essex 0.00% of the population is African American.
  • In Essex 0.00% of the population is Asian.

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Essex population breakdown by race

RaceEssexIllinoisNational
Caucasian97.33%72.14%73.35%
African American0.00%14.30%12.63%
Asian0.00%5.10%5.22%
American Indian0.00%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race2.67%2.34%3.06%
Other race0.00%5.86%4.75%
In Essex, 3.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Essex age breakdown

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Source: The Essex, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).