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

The community of Newark is the Seat for Essex County.

Essex County is one of the original counties of New Jersey and was founded in 1683.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Essex had a population of 769,644 people. This is a decrease of 3.02% since the last Census (which gave a population of 793,633 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Essex represented 9.43% of the total population of New Jersey, making it the state's 2nd most populous county (out of 21 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010783,969-1.22%+1.86% since 2009
2009769,644-3.02%+0.33% since 2008
2008767,075-3.35%-0.27% since 2007
2007769,139-3.09% 
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2000793,633The Last Census

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

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Below are some of the communities located in Essex County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Essex County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Newark   278,154273,5461.68% increase  
East Orange   65,15269,8246.69% decrease  
Borough of Essex Fells   2,1382,1621.11% decrease  

Websites for Essex County

Official Website:   www.co.essex.nj.us/

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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 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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