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The location of Essex

Welcome to Essex ...

The city of Essex is located in Page County.

The location of Essex has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Essex has a population of 752 people<2> (see below for details).

Essex is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Essex lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Essex: (712)

The ZIP code for Essex: 51638<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Essex had a population of 798 people (or 5.01% of the total population of Page County). This makes Essex the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Essex represents 0.03% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 347th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 798 people, the population of Essex decreased 9.73% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 884 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Essex had an population of 752 people. This is a decrease of 5.76% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.93% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Essex ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Clarinda   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the Southeast (SE) of Essex

Red Oak   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Essex

Located in Montgomery County

Shenandoah   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Essex

Villisca   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Essex

Located in Montgomery County

Malvern   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Essex

Located in Mills County

Sidney   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Essex

Located in Fremont County

Tabor   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Essex

Located in Fremont County

Stanton   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Essex

Located in Montgomery County

Farragut   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Essex

Located in Fremont County

Emerson   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Essex

Located in Mills County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Essex.

Communities Also Named Essex ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Essex - they are located in Arkansas, California (3), Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois (3), Kansas (2), Maryland, Massachusetts (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), North Dakota, Ohio (3), Ontario, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Essex. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Essex.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Essex, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Essex.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Essex.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Essex - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Essex). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Essex or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Essex) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, 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: 40.8327, Longitude: -95.3038     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Essex have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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