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Welcome to Essex ...

The Town of Essex is located in Middlesex County<1>.

The location of Essex has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Essex has a population of 6,668 people<3> (see below for details).

Essex is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Essex lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Essex lies within the (860) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Essex had an population of 6,668 people. This is a decrease of 0.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Essex had a population of 6,683 people. This makes Essex the county's 12th most populous community.

The population of Essex represents 0.19% of the total population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 140th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,683 people, the population of Essex increased 2.74% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,505 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Essex.

Communities Also Named Essex ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Essex - they are located in New York and Vermont.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Essex.

Communities near Essex ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Essex.

  • Middletown [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
    • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Essex
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<6>
  • Middletown [Middlesex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
    • Middletown [Middlesex County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Essex
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,258 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
  • New London [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New London
    • New London [New London County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Essex
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,858 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London<6>
  • New London [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New London
    • New London [New London County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Essex
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,858 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New London have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Southold [Suffolk County]
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      • Southold [Suffolk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Essex
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southold
    • Guilford [New Haven County]
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      • Guilford [New Haven County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Essex
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,133 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guilford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
    • Waterford [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterford
      • Waterford [New London County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Essex
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,746 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterford
    • Montville [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montville
      • Montville [New London County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Essex
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,508 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montville
    • East Lyme [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Lyme
      • East Lyme [New London County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Essex
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Lyme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Lyme
    • Madison [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [New Haven County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Essex
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,030 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Essex. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Essex.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Essex. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Essex.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Essex. See our Newspapers Page for Essex.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Essex ...

Looking for more information about Essex? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Essex, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Essex.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Essex. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Middlesex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Essex.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Essex - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Essex) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Essex. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Essex

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Essex. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3518, Longitude: -72.4162       In this case, the coordinates for Essex have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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