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Essex County Public Records

Essex County is located in northeastern New Jersey.  The County Seat is Newark and the largest city is Newark.  The Official Web Site is located at  The 2014 population estimate is 795,723 and the 2010 census population was 783,987.  The land area is 126.21 square miles and there are 6211.5 persons per square mile.

49.9% of the population is White, 41.9% is Black or African American, 21.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 5.1% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.2% is two or more races.  83.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 32% have a Bachelor degree or higher.

The median home value is $364,800, there are 277,302 households, an average of 2.76 persons per household.  The per capita income is $32,181,  the median household income is $55,095, and 16.6% of the persons in Essex County are considered below poverty level.

The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 67,880.  Retail sales (in $1000) were $7,750,635, and sales per capita were $10,077.  The percentage of black-owned firms is 21%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.9%.

Adjacent counties:  Bergen   Hudson   Morris   Passaic   Union

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