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The Essex Village CDP(1) had a population of 2,551 as of July 1, 2021. Essex Village ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Connecticut. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Essex Village is located at latitude 41.3559 and longitude -72.3919 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Essex Village Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 3.52 sq. miles and a water area of 1.32 sq. miles.

The Essex Village Census Designated Place has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Essex Village Census Designated Place is located within Town of Essex, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Essex Village: Essex Village CDP.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Essex Village, CT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,551 (100%)
Population in Households 2,514 (98.5%)
Population in Families 1,898 (74.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 37 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 724
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $87,454
Average Household Income $144,048
% of Income for Mortgage4 23%
Per Capita Income $70,416
Wealth Index5 259


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,446 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 944 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 276 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 225 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $476,563
Average Home Value $613,203
Housing Affordability Index3 100


Total Households 1,221
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 709
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.2% -0.11%
Households 0.26% -0.1%
Families -0.38% -0.17%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
Owner Occupied HU   0.02%

Essex Village, CT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Essex Village to the other 143 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 88 39th
Population Density # 115 20th
Median Household Income # 51 65th
Housing Affordability Index # 24 17th
Per Capita Income # 18 88th
Diversity Index # 135 6th

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