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

The community of Guildhall is the Seat for Essex County.

Essex County was founded in 1792 and was created by taking area from OrangeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Essex had a population of 6,394 people. This is a decrease of 1.01% since the last Census (which gave a population of 6,459 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Essex represented 1.06% of the total population of Vermont, making it the state's 14th most populous county (out of 14 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
20106,306-2.37%-1.38% since 2009
20096,394-1.01%-1.01% since 2008
20006,459The 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)
Brighton   1,2841,2601.9% increase  
Lunenburg   1,2641,3284.82% decrease  
Concord   --1,196 
Canaan   1,0641,0781.3% decrease  
East Haven   2933012.66% decrease  

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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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