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Essex is a town in Middlesex County, in the Hartford metro area.

The community was named for Essex, England.

The latitude of Essex is 41.351N. The longitude is -72.416W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 62 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,505.


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Median household income
Local
$66,746
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Essex demographic reports
Essex is on the Connecticut River
Once a shipbuilding center. Later, the manufacture of witch hazel and piano keys became important industries
Local festivals include:
  • Connecticut River Eagle Festival - Feb. 17-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Essex web sites and events links in the sections below.
Essex attractions: Ivoryton Playhouse, Essex Steam Train
Historic sites and museums: Connecticut River Museum, Museum of Fife & Drum, Pratt House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Essex demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Middlesex 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 06442 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% 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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Essex was $42,806, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

51% of Essex residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Essex include Essex Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Essex, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $694.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,548.


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Libraries in Essex include Essex Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Essex workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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