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Essex, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Essex had a population of 789 as of July 1, 2017. Essex ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Essex is located at latitude 41.1831 and longitude -88.1924 in Kankakee County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Essex (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Kankakee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 591 feet.

The Village of Essex (GNIS ID: 2398841) 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 Village of Essex is located within Township of Essex, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kankakee 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, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 789
Daytime Population: Workers 132
Daytime Population: Residents 450
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 582
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 789
Population in Familes 678
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 318
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $62,379
Average Household Income $70,776
Per Capita Income $27,168


Total Housing Units 301 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 246 (81.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $169,500
Average Home Value $199,696


Total Households 288
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 219
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.23% -0.31%
Households 0.05% -0.21%
Families -0.67% -0.28%
Median Household Income   3.4%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

Essex, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Essex to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois 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 # 777 43rd
Population Density # 1186 13th
Diversity Index # 762 44th
Median Household Income # 375 73rd
Per Capita Income # 647 53rd

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