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

The community of Elizabethtown is the Seat for Essex County.

Essex County was founded in 1799 and was created by taking area from ClintonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Essex had a population of 37,686 people. This is a decrease of 3% since the last Census (which gave a population of 38,851 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Essex represented 0.2% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 56th most populous county (out of 62 counties).

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

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201039,370+1.34%+4.47% since 2009
200937,686-3%-0.14% since 2008
200837,740-2.86%-0.31% since 2007
200038,851The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
North Elba   8,8108,6611.72% increase  
Ticonderoga   4,9315,1674.57% decrease  
Moriah   4,5044,8797.69% decrease  
Lake Placid   2,7222,6383.18% increase  
Jay   2,3302,3061.04% increase  

Websites for Essex County

Official Website:   www.co.essex.ny.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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