Essex is a medium-sized town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 22,251 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Essex is the second largest community in Vermont.
Essex real estate is some of the most expensive in Vermont, although Essex house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Also of interest is that Essex has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.61% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Essex. 53.03% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Essex in 2018 was $45,898, which is wealthy relative to Vermont and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,592 for a family of four. However, Essex contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Essex is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Essex home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Essex residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Essex include English, Irish, German, French Canadian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Essex is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.