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: 396
  • PO Box Addresses: 144
  • Residential Addresses: 1,693
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 236
    • Single Family Addresses: 1,457

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Database updated: August 1, 2019, Maps updated: August 2, 2019.

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  1. 06426 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 06426 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Essex, CT 06426 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Essex, CT 06426 Housing Affordability Index is 103
State of Connecticut Housing Affordability Index is 111
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Essex, CT 06426 Wealth Index is 234
State of Connecticut Wealth Index is 142
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,326
Population in Households 3,278
Population in Familes 2,498
Population in Group Qrtrs 48
Population Density 561
Diversity Index1 14
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $88,724
Average Household Income $130,881
Per Capita Income $61,771
Wealth Index3 234

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,866 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,114 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 455 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 297 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $418,803
Housing Affordability Index2 103
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,569
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 918
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.24% 0.01%
Households 0.27% -0.03%
Families 0.12% -0.11%
Median Household Income   0.9%
Per Capita Income   1.45%

Essex, CT 06426 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 06426 to the other 279 ZIP Codes in Connecticut by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 26th
Population Density # 144 49th
Diversity Index # 251 11th
Median Household Income # 119 58th
Per Capita Income # 31 89th

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