Essex is a town in Essex County of Massachusetts 26 miles north of Boston and 13 miles southeast of Newburyport. The town does not have any direct access to Ipswich Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, with Essex Bay providing access through the northeast corner of town. The central part of Essex lies on marsh land that surrounds the Essex River. Essex River feeds Essex Bay. Essex’s population has increased at a sustainable rate over the last quarter century, so it still maintains a certain rural quality with forest areas, wetlands and open spaces. There are several protected areas within town, including the Allyn-Cox Reservation, a portion of Crane Wildlife Refuge, the Stavros Reservation and the state Wildlife Management Area.
The population of Essex, MA is 3,504. 1,313 households, and 887 families residing in the town. The population density was 230.7 people per square mile (89.1/km²). There were 1,446 housing units at an average density of 39.4 persons/km² (102.1 persons/sq mi).
The racial makeup of the town was 98.50% White, 0.15% African American, 0.43% Asian, 0.12% Native American, , and 0.55% from two or more races.
The median income for a household in the town was $59,554, and the median income for a family was $70,152. The per capita income for the town was $31,613. 6.6% of the population and 4.3% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 6.1% are under the age of 18 and 10.8% are 65 or older.
Essex, MA Multi-family Property Market Data for 2017
The following set of numbers are the key indicators for the Essex multifamily market. The town of Essex has roughly 170 properties according public records. We will update this list on a monthly basis with the three primary market drivers. View Essex listings here.