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Welcome to Essex County ...

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

The community of Salem is the Seat for Essex County.

Essex County is one of the original counties of Massachusetts and was founded in 1643.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Essex had a population of 789,725 people. This is an increase of 6.27% since the last Census (which gave a population of 743,159 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Essex represented 11.35% of the total population of Massachusetts.

Below are some of the communities located in Essex County:

  • Amesbury
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
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    • Amesbury is located in Essex County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,537 people
  • Andover
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
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    • Andover is located in Essex County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,554 people
  • Beverly
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly is located in Essex County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,242 people
  • Boxford
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Boxford is located in Essex County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,331 people
  • Danvers
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danvers
    • Danvers is located in Essex County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,571 people
  • Essex
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
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    • Essex is located in Essex County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,824 people
  • Georgetown
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
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    • Georgetown is located in Essex County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,789 people
  • Gloucester
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gloucester is located in Essex County (MA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,539 people
  • Continue List   (26 more) ...
    • Groveland
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
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      • Groveland is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,868 people
    • Hamilton
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
      • Hamilton is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,070 people
    • Haverhill
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
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      • Haverhill is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,098 people
    • Ipswich
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
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      • Ipswich is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,091 people
    • Lawrence
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
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      • Lawrence is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,007 people
    • Lynn
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
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      • Lynn is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
    • Lynnfield
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynnfield
      • Lynnfield is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,040 people
    • Manchester By The Sea
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
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      • Manchester By The Sea is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,438 people
      • Manchester By The Sea has also been known as:
      • Manchester
    • Marblehead
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marblehead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marblehead
      • Marblehead is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,551 people
    • Merrimac
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrimac have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Merrimac is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,972 people
    • Methuen
      (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Methuen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Methuen
      • Methuen is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 50,910 people
    • Middleton
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
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      • Middleton is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,107 people
    • Nahant
      (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nahant
      • Nahant is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,506 people
    • Newbury
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newbury
      • Newbury is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,175 people
    • Newburyport
      (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
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      • Newburyport is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,495 people
    • North Andover
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Andover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Andover
      • North Andover is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,460 people
    • Peabody
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peabody
      • Peabody is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,063 people
    • Rockport
      (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport
      • Rockport is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,312 people
    • Rowley
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowley
      • Rowley is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,393 people
    • Salem
      (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,581 people
    • Salisbury
      (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salisbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salisbury
      • Salisbury is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,591 people
    • Saugus
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saugus
      • Saugus is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,542 people
    • Swampscott
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swampscott
      • Swampscott is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,462 people
    • Topsfield
      (Less than 2 miles to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Topsfield
      • Topsfield is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,660 people
    • Wenham
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wenham
      • Wenham is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,164 people
    • West Newbury
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Newbury
      • West Newbury is located in Essex County (MA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,781 people

Websites of Interest ...

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.





 

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