Essex Village, a small town in Connecticut, has a population of approximately 3,000. Retirees can expect to fit right in, as they account for 40% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults feature less prominently in the demographics. With an average age of just under 55, the town's population is notablyolder than most cities in Connecticut, ranking as the fourth-oldest municipality in the state. Only 26% of residents rent in Essex Village, as home ownership is common in the town. Relatively high rent costs may be a contributing factor, as the average rent of $1,331 per month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,148.
Averaging about 31 minutes, the commute time for Essex Village residents is longer than the state average of about 27 minutes. Many residents (38%) commute to work by car, while public transit is used by just 5% of the town. A small percentage of residents walk to work.
Many Essex Village residents work in one of five industries: scientific, education, healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 35% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's residents work in management, making it the top field in the town. With an average annual income of just over $112,000, Essex Village workers earn about $32,000 more than their peers elsewhere in the state. Essex Village's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average (7%), Essex Village has a high concentration of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees, as 16% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 33% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.
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