Essex, MA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 637 housing units in Essex. This represents a 0.2% decline from 638 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 556 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 81 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Essex is about 59.6%. Essex's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 6%. Average household size is 2.41 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Essex were built after 1939.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type0%
One Bedroom24.80%
Two Bedrooms18.80%
Three Bedrooms35%
Four Bedrooms18.80%
Five Bedrooms or more2.50%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size3.04
Median year structure was built1939
Median Value of occupied units$268,600

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.48
Median year structure was built1956
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$2,001

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage7.20%
Home Equity Loan19.50%
Simple Mortgage42.60%
Debt Free30.70%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs23.1%