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Where is Essex County, New Jersey?

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Essex County is a county equivalent area found in New Jersey, USA. The county government of Essex is found in the county seat of Newark.

With a total 335.74 sq. km of land and water area, Essex County, New Jersey is the 3087th largest county equivalent area in the United States. Home to 795,723 people, Essex County has a total 313726 households earning 55095 on average per year.

Essex County, New Jersey offers the following attraction to visitors: Thomas Edison NHP

Essex is the home to this professional sports team: New Jersey Nets (NBA)

Essex County, New Jersey - Quick Facts

FIPS Code 34013
Area Codes 973
Time Zone EST
Major Cities Newark (population: 278,569), East Orange (population: 64,576), Irvington (population: 54,201), Bloomfield (population: 47,539), West Orange (population: 46,404), Montclair (population: 37,917), Belleville (population: 36,069), Orange (population: 30,218), Livingston (population: 29,499), Nutley (population: 28,487)
Land Area 307,230 sq miles
Water Area 126 sq miles
Household Income $55,095
Housing Units 313,726
Median Home Value $364,800
High School Grads 84% of population
Holders of Bachelors Degrees 32% of population
Retail Spending $10,077 per capita
Food & Accomodation Sales $1,335,840 per capita
Universities and Colleges New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

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This page was last updated on June 30, 2016.