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Living In Essex, MA

A small town in Massachusetts, Essex has just over 1,000 residents. The town's population, with an average age of just under 42, is slightly older than other municipalities in the state, which has an average age of 39. The majority of residents own their homes in Essex, and 16% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $725/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Essex will save around $5,900 compared to the state average.

Essex residents have an average commute of about 31 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the typical way to get to work, opted for by 42% of residents, while public transportation is used by just 6% of the population. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.

Compared to the national average (7%), Essex has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees, as 18% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. In addition, 19% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Essex residents work in one of five industries: education, scientific, retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 36% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 17% of the town's population works in management, making it the top field in the town. With an average annual income of just under $121K, Essex workers bring in about $37,000 more than their peers elsewhere in the state. Essex's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.


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