Essex County, NJ has a population of 796,914 people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $54,277. Between 2015 and 2016 the population of Essex County, NJ declined from 797,434 to 796,914, a 0.07% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,041 to $54,277, a 4.3% increase.
The population of Essex County, NJ is 38.6% Black, 31.1% White, and 22.7% Hispanic. 34.9% of the people in Essex County, NJ speak a non-English language, and 88.8% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Essex County, NJ are Montclair State University, with 4,872 graduates, Rutgers University-Newark, with 2,861 graduates, and New Jersey Institute of Technology, with 2,597 graduates.
The median property value in Essex County, NJ is $373,000, and the homeownership rate is 42.7%. Most people in Essex County, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Essex County, NJ is 2 cars per household.
Essex County, NJ is the 3rd most populated county in New Jersey and borders Bergen County, NJ; Hudson County, NJ; Morris County, NJ; Passaic County, NJ; and Union County, NJ.