Essex County is located in east central Virginia. The County Seat is Tappahannock and the largest city is Tappahannock. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.essex-virginia.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 11,103 and the 2010 census population was 11,146. The land area is 257.12 square miles and there are 43.4 persons per square mile.
57.1% of the population is White, 38.5% is Black or African American, 3.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 1% is Asian, 0.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.3% is two or more races. 76.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $160,800, there are 4,286 households, an average of 2.57 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,532, the median household income is $44,885, and 11.1% of the persons in Essex County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,078. Retail sales (in $1000) were $224,598, and sales per capita were $20,827.
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