Essex County, Massachusetts 

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Population

791,263

+5.5% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

7.4%

Median Income

$68,776

Median Home Price

$561,400

Median Age

40.8

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 4.8

summer / winter

Boston Gifts

Best Places to Live in Essex County, Massachusetts

Regional center/Capital city - Central Massachusetts coast at the head of Boston Bay. August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Essex, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
State: Massachusetts
County: Essex County
Metro Area: Boston-Cambridge-Newton
City: Lynn, Lawrence, 34 total
Zip Codes: 01960, 01844, 01902, 01841, 01970, 01915, 01810, 01845, 01930, 01906, 43 total
Cost of Living: 30.4% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 29 ft above sea level
essex, MA Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
Pros
Education
Arts and culture
Historic interest
Cons
Traffic and sprawl
Economic cycles
Cost of living


What Bert Has To Say About Boston-Cambridge-Newton Metro Area

Boston is widely viewed as the intellectual and historic capital of the United States. It is a cosmopolitan city with a complete set of services, a broad range of amenities, and a rich tradition and culture almost unmatched in the rest of the country. The metro area defined as Boston-Quincy actually includes downtown and areas mostly south of city into Norfolk and Plymouth County. Suburbs to the west and northwest are covered in the Cambridge-Newton-Framingham metro area (see page TK); northern suburbs to New Hampshire are covered in Essex County (page TK).


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Essex County is 7.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Essex County jobs have increased by 4.0%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Essex County's cost of living is 30.4% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Essex County's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Essex, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Essex county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 63.4% to 34.4%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Essex County's population is 791,263 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 5.5%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 29.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Essex County is Real Estate: $561,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 4.0%.

SCHOOLS
Essex County public schools spend $15,509 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.6 students per teacher in Essex County. More Education



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Housing Market in essex

It's a good time to buy in Essex. Home Appreciation is up 16.9% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Essex is $561,400.
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ZIP CODES IN ESSEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS
01960, 01844, 01902, 01841, 01970, 01915, 01810, 01845, 01930, 01906, 43 total

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