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Essex is a village in Kankakee County, in the Kankakee-Bradley metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Essex. For links to other places called Essex, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Essex is 41.177N. The longitude is -88.185W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 591 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 651.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Essex demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kankakee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kankakee area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 60935 ZIP code.
26% of Essex residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $18,686, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% 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 $500. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $919.
Kankakee 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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