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Town of Essex, Vermont

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The location of Town of Essex

Welcome to Essex ...

The Town of Essex is located in Chittenden County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, the Town of Essex has a population of 21,519 people<2> (see below for details).

Essex is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Essex is located in the (802) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Essex had a population of 19,587 people (or 12.51% of the total population of Chittenden County). This makes Essex the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Essex represents 3.13% of the population of Vermont (which has 625,741 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,587 people, the population of Essex increased 5.16% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 18,626 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Essex had an population of 21,519 people. This is an increase of 9.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.53% 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.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Burlington   [Map]   42,239   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Colchester   [Map]   17,287   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Fairfax   [Map]   4,669   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Georgia   [Map]   4,721   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hinesburg   [Map]   4,554   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Milton   [Map]   10,940   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

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 2 communities that are also named Essex - they are located in Connecticut and New York.

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

See 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.

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Essex, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Essex.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Essex. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Essex

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Essex. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5139, Longitude: -73.0615     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Essex have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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