Essex County, MA Demographics

The total population of Essex County is estimated to be 806,103 with 392,144 males (48.65%) and 413,959 females (51.35%). There are 21,815 more females than males in Essex County.
The median household income in Essex County was $93,698 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 525(0.56%) from $93,173 in 2020. This income is 125.59% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Essex County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $119,010. Overall, the median household income for the county of Essex County stands at $92,413.
In Essex County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $53,987 for males and $37,660 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $77,427 for males and $64,277 for females.
In Essex County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, American Indian and Alaska Native households have the highest median household income at $125,159, while Some Other Race households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $61,504.
In 2022, the population of Essex County was 806,765, a 0.09% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Essex County's population was 807,485, a decline of 0.12% compared to a population of 808,491 in 2020.
The median age in Essex County, MA is 40.8, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 17.43% were under the age of 15, 19.12% aged 15 to 29, 46.41% aged 30 to 64, 14.58% aged 65 to 84, and 2.46% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Essex County population: 75.49% are White, 4.44% are Black or African American, 0.23% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 3.43% are Asian, 0.02% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 9.81% are some other race and 6.58% are multiracial.