Essex, Illinois

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Coordinates: 41°10′39″N 88°11′29″W / 41.17750°N 88.19139°W / 41.17750; -88.19139
Essex
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
County Kankakee
Elevation 589 ft (180 m)
Coordinates 41°10′39″N 88°11′29″W / 41.17750°N 88.19139°W / 41.17750; -88.19139
Area 2.50 sq mi (6 km2)
 - land 2.48 sq mi (6 km2)
 - water 0.03 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 554 (2000)
Density 272.9 / sq mi (105 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 815 & 779
FIPS code 17-24452
GNIS ID 2398841
Location of Essex within Illinois
Location of Essex within Illinois

Essex is a village in Kankakee County, Illinois, United States. The population was 554 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Kankakee-Bradley, Illinois Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Essex is located at 41°10′39″N 88°11′29″W / 41.17750°N 88.19139°W / 41.17750; -88.19139 (41.177620, -88.191338).[1]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 2.50 square miles (6.5 km2), of which 2.48 square miles (6.4 km2) (or 99.20%) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.078 km2) (or 1.20%) is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[3] there were 554 people, 199 households, and 160 families residing in the village. The population density was 272.9 people per square mile (105.4/km²). There were 208 housing units at an average density of 102.5 per square mile (39.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.38% White, and 1.62% from two or more races.

There were 199 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.3% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 16.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the village 25.3% were under the age of 18, 11.2% were from 18 to 24, 25.5% were from 25 to 44, 26.2% were from 45 to 64, and 11.9% were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 109.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $50,238, and the median income for a family was $51,118. Males had a median income of $40,577 versus $24,531 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,686. About 5.5% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

An abandoned railroad system runs through Essex and is being turned into a bike path.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Places: Illinois". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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