Essex 67 Average
Essex Livability #248 ranked city in Maryland#15,427 ranked city in the USARanks better than 47% of areas

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      Living in Essex, MD

      Located in the state of Maryland, Essex is a moderately-sized city with a population of 38,955 inhabitants. With a population density of 4,208 people per square mile, Essex is well above the nation's average density level. The majority of Essex residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian.

      If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a great experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Essex, Maryland. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Essex and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Essex to Maryland and the national average.

      The livability score in Essex is 60/100 and the city is ranked in the 19th percentile of all cities across America. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Essex has received high marks for amenities (A+). Essex does not rank well for the following: crime (F), education (F), employment (D-) and housing (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Essex, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Essex is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Essex come in at $181,200, which is 37.6% lower than the Maryland average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Essex, the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 5.3% lower than the Maryland average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Essex will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Essex, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 12.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.5%.

      Essex transportation information

      Statistic Essex Maryland National
      Average one way commute30min32min26min
      Workers who drive to work77.2%73.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.3%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit6.0%8.9%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.8%2.4%2.8%
      Working from home2.6%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Essex, MD data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).