Essex County VA Information


Essex County Subdivisions

Essex County VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,655
Daytime Population: Workers 4,319
Daytime Population: Residents 6,648
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,967
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 11,465
Population in Familes 9,173
Population in Group Qrtrs 190
Population Density2 45
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $48,581
Average Household Income $60,202
Per Capita Income $24,636


Total Housing Units 6,210 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,269 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,451 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,490 (24.0%)
Median Home Value $183,618
Average Home Value $218,163


Total Households 4,720
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,129
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.61% 0.68%
Households 0.61% 0.69%
Families 0.45% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.13%
Per Capita Income   2.28%


Essex County VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Essex County to the other 133 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 114 15th
Population Density # 107 20th
Diversity Index # 34 77th
Median Household Income # 67 50th
Per Capita Income # 78 42nd

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