Essex, CT Overview

The town of Essex in southeast Connecticut is situated on the estuary of the Connecticut River.  Residents enjoy the environment and scenic wonder of the lower river valley, listed as “one of the last forty great places left on earth” according to the International Nature Preservancy.


Population Growth (since 2000)2%
Population Density (ppl / mile)639.00
Household Size (ppl)2.274
Households w/ Children21%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover0%
5+ Years in Residency41%
Median Year in Residency3.96

Housing Inventory

Essex, CT Housing Inventory 3076002,3022,3023072,302

Market Overview

33 listings with an estimated median price of $665,000

$100K - 200K1
$200K - 300K2
$300K - 400K5
$400K - 500K5
$500K - 600K3
$600K - 700K5
$700K - 800K2
$800K - 900K2
$1M - Max8
Property TypeCount
Single Family20
Lots and Land4
Multi Family2

(Data as of 1/17/2022)

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, CT Population Demographics

Total: 6,648


Median Age: 52.54

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, CT Temperature

Weather Risk

Essex, CT 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, CT Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Essex, CT Highest Education Level Attained 751907388173691,0591,573751907388173691,059

Employment and Finance


Essex, CT Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $91,176)

Essex, CT Income by dollar range 11813688591087810035155802443633672363342249780

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

The Smoking Ban data indicates whether an area has a smoking ban in place for workplaces, restaurants or bars. This information represents that of the search area and may not reflect that of the whole County or State.



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, CT Crime

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