Population density (sq mi)33822891
Median age36.237.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)70%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1849%44%43%
Speak English97%77%79%
Speak Spanish2%13%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Essex is 48% higher than Illinois
  • The median age in Essex is 3% lower than Illinois
  • In Essex 97.33% of the population is White
  • In Essex 0.00% of the population is Black
  • In Essex 0.00% of the population is Asian

Compare Essex, IL Demographics


      Essex population breakdown by race

      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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Essex age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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