Map Data
Location-Based Insight
The maps below provide visualizations of a variety of indicator data, showing how they impact Essex County in different ways. These maps provide Essex County area data but get more interesting as you zoom in to view the data at the census-tract level. Here, we can see how indicators such as poverty and income vary tremendously within our county.
Children and Youth

Children Living in Poverty
The number of children under 18 living below the federally defined poverty line, expressed as a percentage of all children under 18. Poverty thresholds vary by family composition and year. In 2017, the threshold for a four-person family with two children was $24,858.

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Community Life

Households Without Vehicles
The number of households which do not report having a vehicle kept at the home, available for use, expressed as a percentage of all households.

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Means of Transportation to Work
The type of transportation used on a daily basis by workers over the age of 16 who commute to work, expressed as a percentage of all workers who do not work at home.

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Demographics

People 65 or Older Living Alone
The share of residents 65 or older in a geographic area who are living alone.

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People with Disabilities
The percentage of the people living with a disability, out of all people not living in institutions.

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Foreign-Born Population
The percentage of the population in a region that is foreign-born, which includes anyone who is not a U.S. citizen at birth. People who become U.S. citizens through naturalization are considered foreign-born.

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Language Diversity
The share of people 5 and older in a geographic area who speak a language other than English at home. This includes both people who speak English well and those who do not.

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Education

Education Levels of Adults
The number of residents with a particular level of education, expressed as a percentage of all residents 25 and older.

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Financial Self-Sufficiency

Median Household Income
Median household income, in 2017 dollars. Half of incomes are below the median and half are above.

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Median Home Value
The home value reported by the homeowner to the Census Bureau, adjusted for inflation. The median represents the mid-point of home values (half the values are above the median and half below).

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Housing Affordability for Homeowners
The median home value divided by the median household income, adjusted for inflation.

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Housing Affordability for Renters
The proportion of household income that goes toward monthly rent, utilities and fuel, calculated by dividing median rent by median household income for renters. A high percentage may reflect relatively high rents, low incomes, or both.

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Homeownership Rates
The percentage of all occupied housing units (not vacant) that are owner-occupied (not rented).

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