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Encyclopedia > Essex County, Massachusetts
Essex County, Massachusetts
Map of Massachusetts highlighting Essex County
Location in the state of Massachusetts
Formed
Seat Salem and Lawrence
Area
 - Total
 - Water

2,146 km² (829 mi²)
849 km² (328 mi²) 39.57% 
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

723,419
558/km² 

Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Massachusetts. As of 2000, the population is 723,419. It has two county seats: Salem and Lawrence6. Image File history File links Map_of_Massachusetts_highlighting_Essex_County. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Seal of Salem, MA Salem is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... High Service Water Tower (1895), also called Tower Hill Water Tower, a notable eyecatcher or folly, named a Water Landmark in 1979 by the American Water Works Association. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Bay State Official languages English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Senators Edward Kennedy (D) John Kerry (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 25. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Seal of Salem, MA Salem is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... High Service Water Tower (1895), also called Tower Hill Water Tower, a notable eyecatcher or folly, named a Water Landmark in 1979 by the American Water Works Association. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents


Law and government

Like an increasing number of Massachusetts counties, Essex County exists today only as a historical geographic region, and has no county government. All former county functions were assumed by state agencies in 1999. The sheriff and some other regional officials with specific duties are still elected locally to perform duties within the county region, but there is no county council, commissioner, or county employees. However, communities are now granted the right to form their own regional compacts for sharing services. See also: MassGov page on counties.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,146 km² (829 mi²). 1,297 km² (501 mi²) of it is land and 849 km² (328 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 39.57% water. Essex County is adjacent to Rockingham County, New Hampshire (north), the Atlantic Ocean (east), Suffolk County (south), and Middlesex County (west). All county land is incorporated. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ... Rockingham County is a county located in the state of New Hampshire. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ...


Essex County includes the North Shore, Cape Ann, and much of the Merrimack Valley. The North Shore is a region north of Boston, consisting chiefly of urban suburban communities of Essex County along Massachusetts Bay. ... Cape Ann is a rocky peninsula located in northeastern Massachusetts on the Atlantic Ocean. ... The Merrimack River, formed by the confluence of the Pemigewasset River (left) and Winnipesaukee River (right) is shown on a map of the northeastern United States The Merrimack River (or Merrimac River, an earlier spelling that is sometimes still used) is a 110-mile-long (177-kilometer-long) river in...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 723,419 people, 275,419 households, and 185,081 families residing in the county. The population density is 558/km² (1,445/mi²). There are 287,144 housing units at an average density of 221/km² (574/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 86.44% White, 2.60% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 2.34% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 6.20% from other races, and 2.15% from two or more races. 11.04% of the population is Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 275,419 households out of which 32.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.10% are married couples living together, 12.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.80% are non-families. 27.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.15. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $51,576, and the median income for a family is $63,746. Males have a median income of $44,569 versus $32,369 for females. The per capita income for the county is $26,358. 8.90% of the population and 6.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.90% of those under the age of 18 and 8.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities, towns, and villages*

*Villages are census division, but have no separate corporate existence from the towns they are in. For the town in Wiltshire, England, see Amesbury Seal of Amesbury, MA Amesbury is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Andover is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Andover is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Beverly is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Boxford, MA Boxford is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Bradford was a town in Massachusetts on the banks of the Merrimack River. ... Seal of Danvers, MA Danvers, a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts was formerly named Salem Village. ... Essex is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts, 26 miles north of Boston. ... Georgetown is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... This article is about Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA; there are other places called Gloucester Seal of Gloucester, MA Gloucester is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Groveland is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Hamilton is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Haverhill, MA Haverhill is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Ipswich is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... High Service Water Tower (1895), also called Tower Hill Water Tower, a notable eyecatcher or folly, named a Water Landmark in 1979 by the American Water Works Association. ... Lynn is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Lynnfield is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA Manchester-by-the-Sea (also called just Manchester) is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Marblehead, founded in 1629, is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Methuen is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Middleton is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Nahant harbor Nahant (pronounced IPA ) is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Newbury, MA Newbury is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Newburyport, MA Newburyport is a small coastal city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of North Andover, MA North Andover is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Peabody, MA Peabody is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Rockport, MA Rockport is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 7,767. ... Rowley is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Salem, MA Salem is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... A view down the main street of Salisbury towards the beach Salisbury is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Saugus is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Swampscott is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Topsfield is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Wenham is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... West Newbury is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ...


Education

Amesbury Public Schools

Masconomet Regional School District Amesbury High School has a history of over 100 years and serves secondary education students from the towns of Amesbury, Massachusetts and South Hampton, New Hampshire. ... For the town in Wiltshire, England, see Amesbury Seal of Amesbury, MA Amesbury is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... South Hampton is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ...

  • High school
    • Masconomet Regional High School serves Topsfield, Boxford and Middleton. It is named for Agawam Chief Masconomo of local fame. Its school colors are red and white. Its mascot is a stylized Native American Chieftain.

[http://www.gordon.edu/ Gordon College Topsfield is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Boxford, MA Boxford is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Middleton is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ...

  • College
    • Gordon College is a nondenominational Christian liberal arts college located in Wenham, Massachusetts. They are known for encouraging a wide variety of talents; whether it be from world-renowned speakers brought in by the Center for Christian Studies, art training from members of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) or genre-busting bands like Caspian.

There are two colleges named Gordon College: Gordon College, a state-run public school in Barnesville, Georgia Gordon College, a private religious school in Wenham, Massachusetts This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... Wenham is a town located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... State nickname: Bay State Official languages English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Senators Edward Kennedy (D) John Kerry (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 25. ... Télé-Québec is the television network operated by the provincial government of Quebec, Canada, and was launched in 1968. ... For Caspian Sea, go to: Caspian Sea CASPIAN Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering (CASPIAN) is a national grass-roots consumer group dedicated to fighting supermarket loyalty or frequent shopper cards. ...

External links

  • National Register of Historic Places listing for Essex Co., Massachusetts
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 Regions 

The Berkshires | Blackstone River Valley | Cape Ann | Cape Cod and the Islands | Greater Boston | Merrimack Valley | MetroWest | North Shore | Pioneer Valley | Quabbin Valley | South Shore | Western Massachusetts State seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Bay State Official languages English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Governor Mitt Romney (R) Senators Edward Kennedy (D) John Kerry (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 44th 27,360 km² 25. ... Montgomery, Alabama Juneau, Alaska Phoenix, Arizona Little Rock, Arkansas Sacramento, California Denver, Colorado Hartford, Connecticut Dover, Delaware Tallahassee, Florida Atlanta, Georgia Honolulu, Hawaii Boise, Idaho Springfield, Illinois Indianapolis, Indiana Des Moines, Iowa Topeka, Kansas Frankfort, Kentucky Baton Rouge, Louisiana Augusta, Maine Annapolis, Maryland Boston, Massachusetts Lansing, Michigan Saint Paul, Minnesota... City nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Official website: www. ... This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Berkshires (pronounced as berk-shurs) are a branch of the Appalachian Mountains in Western Massachusetts often referred to as the Berkshire Hills, although Massachusetts residents frequently refer to them as the Berkshire Mountains. ... The Blackstone River Valley is a region of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. ... Cape Ann is a rocky peninsula located in northeastern Massachusetts on the Atlantic Ocean. ... Cape Cod and the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastline Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay from space, April 1997. ... Greater Boston is the area of Massachusetts closely surrounding Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Merrimack River, formed by the confluence of the Pemigewasset River (left) and Winnipesaukee River (right) is shown on a map of the northeastern United States The Merrimack River (or Merrimac River, an earlier spelling that is sometimes still used) is a 110-mile-long (177-kilometer-long) river in... The MetroWest region is an area outside the city of Boston, in the state of Massachusetts. ... The North Shore is a region north of Boston, consisting chiefly of urban suburban communities of Essex County along Massachusetts Bay. ... The southern portion of the Pioneer Valley looking south down the Connecticut River. ... The Quabbin Valley is a region of Massachusetts. ... The South Shore of Massachusetts is a geographic region stretching south and east from Boston along the shore of Massachusetts Bay toward Cape Cod. ... Western Massachusetts is a geographical region of the state of Massachusetts which contains the Berkshires and the Pioneer Valley. ...

 Counties 

Barnstable | Berkshire | Bristol | Dukes | Essex | Franklin | Hampden | Hampshire | Middlesex | Nantucket | Norfolk | Plymouth | Suffolk | Worcester This is a list of Massachusetts counties: Massachusetts counties Barnstable County: one of three original counties created in the Plymouth Colony in 1685. ... Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Berkshire County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Bristol County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Dukes County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampden County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Hampshire County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, formed of glacial moraine. ... Norfolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Plymouth County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... Suffolk County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ... Worcester County is a county located in the state of Massachusetts. ...

 Cities 

Agawam | Amesbury | Attleboro | Barnstable | Beverly | Boston | Brockton | Cambridge | Chelsea | Chicopee | Easthampton | Everett | Fall River | Fitchburg | Franklin | Gardner | Gloucester | Greenfield | Haverhill | Holyoke | Lawrence | Leominster | Lowell | Lynn | Malden | Marlborough | Medford | Melrose | Methuen | New Bedford | Newburyport | Newton | North Adams | Northampton | Peabody | Pittsfield | Quincy | Revere | Salem | Springfield | Somerville | Southbridge | Taunton | Waltham | Watertown | West Springfield | Westfield | Weymouth | Woburn | Worcester List of cities in Massachusetts, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Agawam is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... For the town in Wiltshire, England, see Amesbury Seal of Amesbury, MA Amesbury is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Attleboro is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts and is immediately north of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. ... Barnstable is a city located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts; it is the county seat of Barnstable County6. ... Beverly is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... City nickname: City on a Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Solar System), Athens of America Official website: www. ... Brockton is a city located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. ... Cambridge City Hall Cambridge is a city in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. ... Chelsea City Hall The City of Chelsea is located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts directly across the Mystic River from the City of Boston. ... Chicopee is a city located on the Connecticut River in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Easthampton is a city located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. ... Everett is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Fall River, MA Fall River is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Fitchburg, MA Fitchburg is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Franklin is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Gardner is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... This article is about Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA; there are other places called Gloucester Seal of Gloucester, MA Gloucester is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Greenfield, MA Greenfield is a city located in Franklin County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Haverhill, MA Haverhill is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Holyoke is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts, on the banks of the Connecticut River. ... High Service Water Tower (1895), also called Tower Hill Water Tower, a notable eyecatcher or folly, named a Water Landmark in 1979 by the American Water Works Association. ... Leominster is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... i like wikipedia ... Lynn is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Malden is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Marlborough is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Medford is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts just a few miles north of Boston on the Mystic River. ... Melrose is a city located in the Greater Boston metropolitan area and Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Methuen is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... New Bedford is a city located in Bristol County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Newburyport, MA Newburyport is a small coastal city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Newton, Massachusetts is a suburb west of Boston. ... Public Library in the 1920s North Adams is a city located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ... Northampton, Massachusetts Main Street Northampton is a city located in Hampshire County, Massachusetts in the USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 28,978. ... Seal of Peabody, MA Peabody is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Pittsfield is a city located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. ... Quincy is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts and bears the nickname The City of Presidents. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 88,025. ... Revere City Hall built 1897 Revere is a city located in Suffolk County, Massachusetts and borders Winthrop, East Boston and Chelsea to the South, Everett and Malden to the West, Saugus and Lynn to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. ... Seal of Salem, MA Salem is a city located in Essex County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City of Homes Founded Incorporated May 14, 1636   County Hampden County Mayor Charles Ryan (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 86. ... Seal of the city Somerville is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, just north of Boston. ... Seal of Southbridge, MA The Town of Southbridge is a city located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Waltham is a city located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. ... Seal of Watertown, MA Browne House. ... The Town of West Springfield is a city located in Hampden County, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: The Whip City Founded Incorporated May 19, 1669   County Hampden County Mayor Richard K. Sullivan Jr. ... Weymouth is a town located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. ... Benjamin Thompson House, Woburn, Massachusetts. ... Motto: Nickname: The Heart of the Commonwealth, The City of the Seven Hills, Wormtown, Woo-town, Wortown (war-town), The City of Diners Founded Incorporated 1673 1722  County Worcester County Borough Parrish Mayor Timothy P. Murray (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 99. ...

 Towns  For the complete list of the 301 towns, see: List of towns in Massachusetts.
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Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of Massachusetts.
Essex County is adjacent to Rockingham County, New Hampshire (north), the Atlantic Ocean (east), Suffolk County (south), and Middlesex County (west).
In the county the population is spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who are 65 years of age or older.
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