Essex, CT 06426 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 06426: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Essex, CT 06426

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.366, Longitude -72.413
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 394
  • PO Box Addresses: 160
  • Residential Addresses: 1,613
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 182
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,431

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Essex, CT 06426 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,301
Daytime Population: Workers 2,753
Daytime Population: Residents 1,786
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,539
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.38
Population in Households 3,252
Population in Familes 2,482
Population in Group Qrtrs 49
Population Density2 584
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $99,113
Average Household Income $146,201
Per Capita Income $68,996


Total Housing Units 1,831 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,132 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 417 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 282 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $483,942
Average Home Value $579,748


Total Households 1,549
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 909
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 0.23% -0.01%
Households 0.17% -0.06%
Families 0.03% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Essex, CT 06426 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 06426 to the other 275 ZIP Codes in Connecticut 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 # 208 25th
Population Density # 140 49th
Diversity Index # 243 12th
Median Household Income # 69 75th
Per Capita Income # 19 93rd

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