Essex, IL Population

By | January 12, 2021

Population: 554. Estimated population in 2021: 679 (+22.6% change)
Males: 290 (52.3%), Females: 264 (47.7%)

Kankakee County

Zip code: 60935

Median resident age: 37.0 years
Median household income: $50,238
Median house value: $106,700

Races in Essex:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)

Ancestries: German (28.5%), Irish (18.4%), Italian (11.7%), English (10.1%), Polish (8.5%), United States (6.1%).

Elevation: 590 feet

Land area: 2.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Essex

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 33.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Essex village

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 66.2%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +85 (+18.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Essex:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Essex:

  • CHICAGO MIDWAY INTL (about 52 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: MDW)
  • CHICAGO O’HARE INTL (about 58 miles; CHICAGO, IL; Abbreviation: ORD)
  • GARY/CHICAGO (about 62 miles; GARY, IN; Abbreviation: GYY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Essex:

  • DWIGHT (about 18 miles; DWIGHT, IL; Abbreviation: DTG)
  • KANKAKEE (about 20 miles; KANKAKEE, IL; Abbreviation: 3KK)
  • EMPRESS RIVER CASINO (about 21 miles; JOLIET, IL; Abbreviation: I01)
Amtrak station near Essex:

  • 18 miles: DWIGHT (119 W. MAIN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Essex:

  • OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; BOURBONNAIS, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,207)
  • JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 24 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,075)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS (about 26 miles; JOLIET, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,361)
  • LEWIS UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; ROMEOVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,974)
  • GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; UNIVERSITY PARK, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,191)
  • NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 41 miles; NAPERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,088)
  • BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; LISLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,102)

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