Place:Essex, New Jersey, United States

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Essex County is a county in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2017 Census estimate, the county's population was 808,285, making it the state's third-most populous county,[1] an increase of 3.1% from the 2010 United States Census, when its population was enumerated at 783,969,[2] in turn a decrease of 1.2% (9,664 fewer residents) from the 793,633 enumerated in the 2000 Census.[3] In 2010, the county dropped down to third-largest, behind Middlesex County, and was one of only two counties in the state to see a decline between 2000 and 2010 (Cape May County being the other).[4] Its county seat is Newark, the most populous city in the state. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area.

In 2015, the county had a per capita personal income of $60,030, the eighth-highest in New Jersey and ranked 153rd of 3,113 counties in the United States. The Bureau of Economic Analysis ranked the county as having the 94th-highest per capita income of all 3,113 counties in the United States (and the seventh-highest in New Jersey) as of 2009.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1683 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1860 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 17,785
1800 22,269
1810 25,984
1820 30,793
1830 41,911
1840 44,621
1850 73,950
1860 98,877
1870 143,839
1880 189,929
1890 256,098
1900 359,053
1910 512,886
1920 652,089
1930 833,513
1940 837,340
1950 905,949
1960 923,545
1970 929,986
1980 851,116
1990 778,206

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Essex County, New Jersey, United States

Research Tips

External links

www.co.essex.nj.us/


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