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Essex is a township in Clinton County, in the Lansing metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Essex. For links to other places called Essex, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Essex is 43.078N. The longitude is -84.651W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 705 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,812.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Essex demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clinton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48853 ZIP code.
30% of Essex residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Essex ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Essex was $18,075, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Essex residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Essex, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $402. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $837.
Clinton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Essex political report.
The average commute time for Essex workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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