Essex, MD Overview

Essex harmonizes single-family homes with townhouses and condominiums.  The lifestyle is relaxed, with local recreation councils and schools providing a variety of programs.  Baltimore County‚Äôs waterfront positively affects the east-side economy, where marinas are expanding, restaurants are springing up, and many homeowners are renovating their properties.  Even the county parks are adding new trails, picnic areas, and sports facilities.  Essex is convenient to Highway 40 and Interstate 95.  It has a total area of 11.9 square miles and a population over 40,000.  The town is mainly level with gently rolling areas and changes to marshland near the Chesapeake Bay.  Job opportunities in nearby Hunt Valley and in downtown Baltimore have attracted an influx of new residents.


Population Growth (since 2000)1%
Population Density (ppl / mile)4,296.00
Household Size (ppl)2.516
Households w/ Children28%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover0%
5+ Years in Residency38%
Median Year in Residency3.67

Housing Inventory

Essex, MD Housing Inventory 8,8251,3636,8578,8251,3636,857

Market Overview

39 listings with an estimated median price of $279,990

$0 - 100K7
$100K - 200K6
$200K - 300K11
$300K - 400K8
$400K - 500K1
$500K - 600K1
$600K - 700K2
$700K - 800K1
$900K - 1M1
$1M - Max1
Property TypeCount
Single Family7
Lots and Land16

(Data as of 8/12/2020)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Essex, MD Population Demographics

Total: 39,767


Median Age: 38.90

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Essex, MD Temperature

Weather Risk

Essex, MD Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Essex, MD Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Essex, MD Highest Education Level Attained 10,8032,8581,5331,1462,7651,7746,36010,8032,8581,5331,1462,765

Employment and Finance


Essex, MD Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $51,603)

Essex, MD Income by dollar range 1,1077417937788641,0447667058601,1331,7512,0371,4346597181666858

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Essex, MD Crime

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