NC

National Population : 333,590,059
North Carolina State Population : 10,753,007

About Essex, NC

Essex, NC is located in Halifax County in the state of North Carolina.

The total City Population for Essex is about 674 with about people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 2,950.

The Average Home Value is $79,400.00, which is roughly 50% lower than the Average Home Value of $159,475.00 for the state of North Carolina, and roughly 58% lower than the National Average of $188,692.00.

The Median Income Per Household is about $28,170.00, which is roughly 43% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $49,737.00 for the state of North Carolina, and roughly 51% lower than the National Average of $57,518.00.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Essex is about .

North Carolina is ranked #52 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 6.19 out of 100.

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Voting

Halifax County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 35.16% between the winner and runner up.

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 60.35%
Republican: 39.13%
Libertarian: 0.24%
Other: 0.16%
Green: 0.12%


Nearby Locations

Castalia, NC (11.75 mi.)
Macon, NC (13.21 mi.)
Warrenton, NC (15.01 mi.)
Whitakers, NC (16.43 mi.)
Enfield, NC (16.90 mi.)
Battleboro, NC (17.92 mi.)
Littleton, NC (18.70 mi.)
Norlina, NC (19.06 mi.)
Momeyer, NC (19.40 mi.)
Nashville, NC (19.40 mi.)
Henrico, NC (19.76 mi.)

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s) : 27844
Latitude : 36.251473
Longitude : -77.932841
TimeZone : Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving : Yes
Region : South
Average Elevation : 231 ft.
Area Code(s) : 252

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household : 2.54
Male Population Estimate : 48.92%
Female Population Estimate : 51.08%
Median Age : 38.8
Male Median Age : 36.3
Female Median Age : 40.2

White Population Estimate : 5.25%
Black Population Estimate : 39.32%
Hispanic Population Estimate : 1.86%
Asian Population Estimate : 0.44%
Hawaiian Population Estimate : 0.07%
Indian Population Estimate : 56.68%
Other Population Estimate : 0.78%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Essex specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Halifax County: About 14 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Halifax County: About 461 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Halifax County is about 71% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 38% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.