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Where is Essex County, Massachusetts?

location of Essex county on a map

Essex County is a county equivalent area found in Massachusetts, USA. The county government of Essex is found in the county seat of Lawrence.

With a total 2,145.74 sq. km of land and water area, Essex County, Massachusetts is the 1117th largest county equivalent area in the United States. Home to 769,091 people, Essex County has a total 306814 households earning 67311 on average per year.

Essex County, Massachusetts offers the following attractions to visitors: Salem Maritime NHS, Saugus Iron Works NHS

Essex County, Massachusetts - Quick Facts

FIPS Code 25009
Area Codes 978,781
Time Zone EST
Major Cities Lynn (population: 91,794), Lawrence (population: 77,662), Haverhill (population: 61,898), Peabody (population: 51,798), Methuen (population: 48,041), Salem (population: 41,798), Beverly (population: 40,164), Andover (population: 33,757), Gloucester (population: 29,271), North Andover (population: 28,827)
Land Area 296,948 sq miles
Water Area 493 sq miles
Household Income $67,311
Housing Units 306,814
Median Home Value $349,400
High School Grads 89% of population
Holders of Bachelors Degrees 37% of population
Retail Spending $13,399 per capita
Food & Accomodation Sales $1,301,497 per capita
Universities and Colleges Montserrat College of Art, Salem State College

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This page was last modified on June 30, 2016.