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Essex County, Massachusetts

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Population:

  • Total Population: 723,419
  • Males: 346,723
  • Females: 376,696

Ethnicity:

  • White: 601,218
  • Black/African American: 13,714
  • Hispanic: 79,629
  • Native American/Eskimo: 1,019
  • Asian: 17,122
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 89
  • Other: 1,249
  • 2 or more: 9,379

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (544,870)
  2. Spanish (68,985)
  3. French (9,345)
  4. Italian (8,125)
  5. Portuguese (6,615)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 82,039

  1. Dominican Republic (25,852)
  2. Canada (4,684)
  3. Portugal (3,633)
  4. Italy (3,168)
  5. Cambodia (2,820)
  6. Vietnam (2,655)
  7. United Kingdom (2,654)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (362,900)
  2. Jewish Estimate (21,700)
  3. United Church of Christ (15,358)
  4. Episcopal Church (14,064)
  5. Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (10,272)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 221,299
    • Sensory: 18,801
    • Physical: 46,770
    • Mental: 31,550
    • Self-care: 16,088
    • Go outside home: 47,764
    • Employment: 56,598

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 3,009

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 275,419
    • Utility gas: 131,427
    • Bottled or LP gas: 6,012
    • Electricity: 28,375
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 106,479
    • Coal or Coke: 199
    • Wood: 1,294
    • Solar Energy: 0
    • Other fuel: 905
    • No fuel used: 728

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 537,935
    • No vehicle: 58,432
    • 1 or more vehicle: 479,503

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 6,469
    • No High School: 22,393
    • Some High School: 46,105
    • High School: 136,744
    • Some College: 86,102
    • Associate's Degree: 37,065
    • College Degree: 95,184
    • Master's Degree: 41,423
    • Professional Degree: 10,666
    • Doctoral Degree: 4,952

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 275,419
    • Owners with phone: 174,623
    • Owners without phone: 399
    • Renters with phone: 97,802
    • Renters without phone: 2,595

    10 closest counties:

    1. Suffolk County, Massachusetts
    2. Rockingham County, New Hampshire
    3. Middlesex County, Massachusetts
    4. Norfolk County, Massachusetts
    5. Strafford County, New Hampshire
    6. Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
    7. Plymouth County, Massachusetts
    8. York County, Maine
    9. Bristol County, Massachusetts
    10. Providence County, Rhode Island

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    01810, 01812, 01830, 01831, 01832, 01833, 01834, 01835, 01840, 01841, 01842, 01843, 01844, 01845, 01860, 01885, 01899, 01901, 01902, 01903, 01904, 01905, 01906, 01907, 01908, 01910, 01913, 01915, 01921, 01922, 01923, 01929, 01930, 01931, 01936, 01937, 01938, 01940, 01944, 01945, 01949, 01950, 01951, 01952, 01960, 01961, 01965, 01966, 01969, 01970, 01971, 01982, 01983, 01984, 01985, 05501, 05544

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WBMT (88.3 FM) TOPSFIELD/BOXFORD, MA
    • WMWM (91.7 FM) SALEM, MA
    • WCYI (93.9 FM) NEWBURYPORT, MA
    • WHOM (94.9 FM) NEWBURYPORT, MA
    • WOKQ (97.5 FM) NEWBURYPORT, MA
    • WOQL (97.7 FM) HAVERHILL, MA
    • WJBQ (97.9 FM) NEWBURYPORT, MA
    • WCLZ (98.9 FM) NEWBURYPORT, MA
    • WSAK (102.1 FM) NEWBURYPORT, MA
    • WBLM (102.9 FM) NEWBURYPORT, MA
    • WSHK (105.3 FM) NEWBURYPORT, MA
    • WEGZ (105.9 FM) NORTH ANDOVER, MA
    • WJTO (730 AM) ROWLEY, MA
    • WJIB (740 AM) ROWLEY, MA
    • WNNW (800 AM) METHUEN, MA
    • WGAM (900 AM) HAMILTON, MA
    • WOON (1240 AM) HAMILTON, MA
    • WNRI (1380 AM) HAMILTON, MA
    • WNBP (1450 AM) NEWBURYPORT, MA
    • WVOI (1480 AM) METHUEN, MA
    • WCCM (1490 AM) METHUEN, MA
    • WNSH (1570 AM) HAMILTON, MA
    • WPEP (1570 AM) HAMILTON, MA
    • WCNZ (1660 AM) METHUEN, MA
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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