Essex, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Essex, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Essex had a population of 797 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.


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Essex, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 797
Population in Households 797
Population in Familes 686
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 322
Diversity Index2 11
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 288
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 220
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 301 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 247 (82.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $162,500
Average Home Value $186,336
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,309
Average Household Income $68,524
Per Capita Income $26,130
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.18%
Households 0.06% -0.07%
Families -0.71% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   1.06%
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, 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, 2016 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 Density1 # 1189 13th
Diversity Index2 # 776 43rd
Median Household Income # 392 71st
Per Capita Income # 635 54th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.