Essex County is located in northeast New York. The County Seat is Elizabethtown and the largest city is North Elba. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.essex.ny.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 38,679 and the 2010 census population was 39,372. The land area is 1,794.23 square miles and there are 21.9 persons per square mile.
94.6% of the population is White, 3% is Black or African American, 2.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 87.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 23.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $146,600, there are 15,919 households, an average of 2.28 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,582, the median household income is $47,380, and 11.9% of the persons in Essex County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 4,622. Retail sales (in $1000) were $429,194, and sales per capita were $11,338. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.4%.
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