Thinking of Living in Essex County, NJ? (Infograph)


Are you thinking of living in Essex County, NJ?  Essex County is the 2nd most populated County in New Jersey with a population of approximately 863,728. It is the county with one of the lowest income in New Jersey with a median income of $61,510. Below are demographics and household data that you will find useful if you are thinking of living in Essex County, NJ. The information presented in this article are based on data from the US Census American Community Survey.

Essex County Infograph

essex county nj infograph

What is the Population of Essex County, NJ?

The population of Essex County, NJ is approximately 863,728.

Are Essex County Residents Well Educated?

36% of Essex County residents have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. Compare this to overall New Jersey where 41% of NJ residents have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher.

Is Essex County, NJ Diverse?

49% of Essex County residents are White, 6% of Essex County residents are Asians, 24%  of Essex County residents are Hispanic and 42% of Essex County residents are African Americans.

Are There a Lot of Children Living in Essex County, NJ?

24% of Essex County residents are children under 18 years old and 7% of Essex County residents are children under 5 years old. Compare this to overall New Jersey where 22% of New Jersey residents are children under 18 years old.

Is there a Large Senior Citizen Population in Essex County, NJ? 

14% of Essex County residents are seniors aged 65 years old and older.

Is Essex County, NJ Affluent?

Essex County has a median household income of $61,510. Compare this to overall New Jersey where the median household income is $85,751.

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Are There a Lot of Rentals in Essex County, NJ?

In Essex County, 56% of housing units are rentals while 44% of housing units in Essex County are owner occupied.

How Much Is Rent in Essex County, NJ? 

The median gross rent in Essex County is $1,178. Compare this to overall New Jersey where the median gross rent is $1,376.

What is the Median Home Value in Essex County, NJ?

The Median Home Value of owner-occupied homes in Essex County is $386,000.

How Long is the Average Commute to Work for Essex County Residents?

The mean travel time to work for Essex County residents is 35 minutes. Compare this to overall New Jersey where the average time to work is 33 minutes.

How Many Towns are in Essex County?

There are 22 Towns and Municipalities in Essex County. Below is a complete list of towns and municipalities in Essex County.

Essex County NJ MunicipalitiesInfographs
Belleville Twp
Bloomfield, NJBloomfield NJ Infograph
Caldwell Boro Twp
Cedar Grove Twp
East Orange City
Essex Fells, NJ Essex Fells, NJ Infograph
Fairfield Twp
Glen Ridge, NJGlen Ridge, NJ Infograph
Irvington Twp
Livingston, NJLivingston NJ Infograph
Maplewood, NJMaplewood NJ Infograph
Millburn, NJmillburn nj infograph
Montclair, NJmontclair nj infograph
Newark City
North Caldwell TwpNorth Caldwell NJ Infograph
Nutley Twp
Orange City Twp
Roseland Boro
South Orange Village Tw
Verona Twp
West Caldwell Twp
West Orange Twp

Additional Essex County Communities/Neighborhoods

Below are infographs and links to profiles of communities/neighborhoods that are not recognized as municipalities in Essex County. These communities/neighborhoods are located within a larger municipality in Essex County. For example, Short Hills is located in Millburn.

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Short Hills (Millburn)Short Hills NJ Infograph
Upper Montclair (Montclair)upper montclair nj infograph

Essex County Property Tax Rates

The Average General Property Tax Rate for Essex County is 2.95. Check out our article on NJ Property Taxes for a complete town by town list of New Jersey Property taxes. For a complete town by town list of property tax rates, check out our article on NJ Property Tax Rates

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Data Source: US Census American Community Survey