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Essex County, Massachusetts Facts

Facts
State Massachusetts
Land area 492.6 square miles
Population Density 1,508.8 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 762,550
Population change 2.6%
Under 5 years of age 5.7%
Under 18 22.2%
65 and over 15.2%
Females 51.8%
White 87.2
Hispanic or Latino of any race 18
Asian 3.6%
Two or more races 2.2%
Black or African American 6%
Native American 0.8%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 89%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 36.6%
Veterans 43,065
Households and Housing
Households 286,008
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.7%
Median household income $67,311
The per capita income $35,167
Live below the poverty line. 11.2%
housing units 306,814
Multi-unit structures 43%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $349,400
Residents owning their homes. 63.4%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 68,102
Women-owned firms 29.7%
Asian-owned firms 2.7%
Hispanic-owned firms 5.9%
Black-owned firms 3.6%
Native American-owned firms 0.3%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $9,822,136
Retail sales per capita $13,399
Manufacturers shipments $17,488,661
Merchant wholesaler sales $12,405,726