IMPACT ESSEX COUNTY

A Community Indicator Project for Regional Action

This project spans 100 indicators tracking the quality of life in Essex County, spotlighting where the county shines and where it struggles. The data and analysis serves as the foundation for the community’s needs assessment and is used to drive collaborative planning, priority-setting and action toward a strong future for the 789,000 residents of our community.

LEADING COUNTY INDICATORS
Click below to view interactive charts and full data on these featured indicators.
Children and Youth
Children Living in Poverty
14%
in 2015-19

Increasing
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Community Life
Protected Land
24%
in 2012-19

N/A
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Economy and Workforce
Change in Total Jobs
1.2%
in 2019

Increasing
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Education
High School Cohort Graduation Rate
87%
in 2019

Increasing
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EXPLORE MAP DATA
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Maps provide us with a different view of data – showing us how social and economic conditions are impacting different parts of our state. Poverty, income, education levels, home values and housing affordability are examples of Impact Essex visualizations available in our mapping section.

IMPACT ESSEX COUNTY OVERVIEW

2020 was an unprecedented year, with the coronavirus pandemic and rising awareness of racial injustice commanding attention at the national, state and local levels. The data in this report for the most part does not reflect the impact of the pandemic, as it was released during 2020.

However, this report has been expanded to place a new focus on racial equity and to provide additional context for the racial disparities we report. In a new Racial Equity section of the Impact Essex County website, we discuss how historic and current policies shaped the systems and structures that continue to produce wide disparities in indicators of well-being for different racial and ethnic groups.

 

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WHAT'S NEW

6/29/2018
Women in Poverty in Essex County: A Call to Action Research Report


6/12/2017
Income inequality in Massachusetts


6/12/2017
The American Diabetes Association Report


6/10/2017
Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail



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