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  • Location: Southeast corner of New York State, at mouth of Hudson River
  • Country: United States
  • State: New Jersey
  • County: Essex County
  • Metro Area: No Metro Area

Quick Facts About Essex

    The unemployment rate in Essex County is 6.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Essex County jobs have Increased by 1.30 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Essex County's cost of living is 30.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Essex County's population is 797,434 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 2.70 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Essex County is $316,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -5.73%.
    Essex County public schools spend $24,350 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.7 students per teacher in Essex County.

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