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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 7.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Essex County jobs have Increased by 0.45 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Essex County's cost of living is 44.60% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Essex County's population is 783,840 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.90 percent.
    Average Commute time is 32 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Essex County is $347,500. Home appreciation the last year has been 5.90 percent.
    Essex County public schools spend $23,551 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 13.2 students per teacher in Essex County.

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