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Essex, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Essex had a population of 524 as of July 1, 2017. Essex ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Essex is located at latitude 36.8118 and longitude -89.8626 in Stoddard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Essex (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Stoddard County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 299 feet.

The City of Essex (GNIS ID: 2394703) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Essex is located within Township of Richland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stoddard County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Essex population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Essex, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 524
Population in Households 524
Population in Familes 422
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,813
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 219
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 143
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 252 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 150 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $71,818
Average Home Value $85,333


Median Household Income $38,764
Average Household Income $51,191
Per Capita Income $21,585
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.45% 1.01%
Households 1.54% 1.07%
Families 1.65% 0.96%
Median Household Income   -0.03%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Essex, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Essex to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 494 52nd
Population Density1 # 122 88th
Diversity Index2 # 245 76th
Median Household Income # 658 36th
Per Capita Income # 598 42nd

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