Essex, VT

Essex profile

Living in Essex

Essex is a medium-sized town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 22,094 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Essex is the second largest community in Vermont.

Essex real estate is some of the most expensive in Vermont, although Essex house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Essex is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Essex is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Essex who work in management occupations (14.04%), teaching (11.01%), and office and administrative support (10.47%).

Also of interest is that Essex has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Essex telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.20% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Essex, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Essex is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.58% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Essex in 2018 was $43,554, which is wealthy relative to Vermont and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,216 for a family of four. However, Essex contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Essex is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Essex home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Essex residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Essex include Irish, English, German, French, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Essex is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.