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Essex County, NJ
The county was named for Essex County, England

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The county is in the New York metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 796,684. This was an increase of  .38% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
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$44,944
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Essex County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Essex County was $38,312. This was an increase of 25.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 124% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Newark

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5% of Essex County residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Essex County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Essex County include Arlington Cemetery, B'Nai Jeshuron Cemetery, Bethel Memorial Park, Bloomfield Cemetery, Clinton Cemetery, Clinton Cemetery, Ely Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Fairmount Cemetery, Glendale Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Essex County include Ampere, Belleville, Bloomfield, Brookdale, Caldwell, Cedar Grove, East Orange, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Glen Ridge ... View communities

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Colleges in Essex County include Bloomfield College, Caldwell College, Essex County College, Montclair State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers University - Newark, Seton Hall University, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey ... View colleges

School districts in Essex County include Belleville, Bloomfield Township, Caldwell-West Caldwell, Cedar Grove Township, City of Orange Township, East Orange, East Orange - East Orange Community CS, Essex Fells, Fairfield Township, Glen Ridge ... View school districts

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Libraries in Essex County include Ampere Branch, Belleville Free Public Library, Bellevue Ave. Branch Library, Bloomfield Public Library, Branch Brook Branch, Caldwell Free Public Library, Cedar Grove Free Public Library, Clinton Branch, East Orange Public Library, Elmwood Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Essex County include Belleville Post, Bloomfield Independent Press, East Orange Record, Glen Ridge Paper, Irvington Herald, Maplewood News-Record, Millburn-Short Hills Item, Montclair Times, Nutley Journal, Orange Transcript ... View newspapers

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Essex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Essex County political report.

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Airports in Essex County include Newark International

Hotels in Essex County include Best Western, Comfort Suites Newark, Days Inn Newark Airport, Holiday Inn Newark, Howard Johnson Hotel, Ramada Inn Newark Airport, Residence Inn, Sheraton Newark Airport Hotel, Springhill Suites, Westminster Hotel ... More hotels

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