Essex County , Massachusetts

Essex County: County in Massachusetts, United States

Essex County locator map
Location of Essex County on Massachusetts map.

About

Essex County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the population was 743,159 and a population density of 346 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 791,263 inhabitants. Its county seat is Salem. The county was created 378 years ago in 1642.

Essex County Superior Courthouse  Salem MA image
Essex County Superior Courthouse Salem MA
Essex County Superior Courthouse  Salem MA image

Geography

Essex County is located at 42°38'20"N 70°52'5"W (42.6388700, -70.8679200). It has 4 neighbors: Hillsborough County, Middlesex County, Suffolk County and Rockingham County.

Essex County map

The largest city of Essex County is Lynn with a population of 94,539. Other cities include, Lawrence population 80,007, Haverhill population 64,098, Peabody population 53,063 and Methuen population 50,910. See all Essex County cities & populated places.

Weather

Essex County forecast: Rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 64. Southeast wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. more

Essex County Quick Facts

Population : 791,263 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
Different from : Essex County, Essex County, Essex County, Essex County
Area : 2146 km2
Water as percent of area : 41%
Land as percent of area : 59%
Named for : Essex
Capital : Salem
Establishment : January 01, 1643
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 11:30:25 (26th October 2021)
Density : 369 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 6.08% (2010-2020)
Weather : 64℉ Rain 7-days weather

Essex County has 4 neighbours.

  • Salem

Demographics

The population of Essex County increased by 6.08% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 743,159 - census
2011 751,507 1.11% estimation process
2012 757,338 0.77% estimation process
2013 764,563 0.94% estimation process
2014 771,653 0.92% estimation process
2015 776,865 0.67% estimation process
2016 779,847 0.38% estimation process
2017 784,453 0.59% estimation process
2018 788,183 0.47% estimation process
2019 789,034 0.11% estimation process
2020 791,263 0.28% estimation process

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People born in Essex County (11)

People born in Essex County, including politician Bailey Bartlett, football player and professional wrestler Matt Bloom, novelist Hannah Webster Foster, you can see a list of people who born in Essex County.

  • Katherine Tingley (American theosophist) she was born in 06/07/1847
  • Bradley Lord (figure skater) he was born in 22/08/1939
  • Andrew Andricopoulos (American ice hockey player) he was born in 01/04/1987
  • Abigail Hobbs (teenage girl arrested for witchcraft in Salem) she was born in 01/01/1678
  • Ann Foster (Andover widow accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials) she was born in 01/01/1617
  • Margaret Jones (American midwife hanged after conviction for allegedly practicing witchcraft) she was born in 01/01/1613
  • William S. Robinson (American artist) he was born in 15/09/1861
  • George Burnham Ives (American lawyer, writer and translator) he was born in 18/10/1856

Other places with the same name (5)

Essex County Populated Places (more)

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Essex County.

City Name Population Title
Lynn 94,539 City in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Lawrence 80,007 City in Massachusetts, United States
Haverhill 64,098 City in Massachusetts
Peabody 53,063 City in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Methuen 50,910 City in Massachusetts
South Peabody 50,293 City in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Salem 43,581 City in Massachusetts, United States
Beverly 42,242 City in Massachusetts, USA
Beverly Cove 40,365 City in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Andover 36,554 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
North Andover 31,460 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Gloucester 30,539 City on Cape Ann in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States
Saugus 28,542 Town in Massachusetts
Danvers 27,571 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Marblehead 20,551 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Newburyport 18,495 City in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Middlesex County 1,609,379 County in Massachusetts, United States
Worcester County 829,212 County in Massachusetts, United States
Suffolk County 801,582 County in Massachusetts, United States
Norfolk County 709,409 County in Massachusetts, United States
Boston 691,531 City in and state capital of Massachusetts, United States
South Boston 571,281 Town in Halifax County, Virginia, United States
Bristol County 566,765 County in Massachusetts, United States
Plymouth County 523,738 County in Massachusetts, United States
Hampden County 463,986 County in Massachusetts, United States
Barnstable County 213,164 County in Massachusetts, United States
Worcester 184,570 County seat city in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States
Hampshire County 161,401 County in Massachusetts, United States
Springfield 152,646 City in and county seat of Sangamon County, Illinois, United States and Illinois federated state capital city
Berkshire County 124,571 County in Massachusetts, United States
Cambridge 119,192 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Lowell 110,904 City in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States