Essex County is located in northeast Massachusetts. The County Seat is Salem and the largest city is Lynn. Essex County does not have a county government and does not have an official website The 2014 population estimate is 769,091 and the 2010 census population was 743,175. The land area is 492.56 square miles and there are 1508.8 persons per square mile.
87.2% of the population is White, 6% is Black or African American, 18% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% is Asian, 0.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.2% is two or more races. 89% have a high school degree or higher, and 36.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $349,400, there are 286,008 households, an average of 2.56 persons per household. The per capita income is $35,167, the median household income is $67,311, and 11.2% of the persons in Essex County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 68,102. Retail sales (in $1000) were $9,822,136, and sales per capita were $13,399. The percentage of black-owned firms is 3.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.7%.
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