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Location of Essex, Iowa
|• Total||1.50 sq mi (3.90 km2)|
|• Land||1.50 sq mi (3.90 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||991 ft (302 m)|
|• Density||481.33/sq mi (185.13/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0456393|
Essex was platted in 1870. The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad arrived in Essex in 1871.
Essex is located at East Nishnabotna River.(40.833016, -95.305208) near the
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.51 square miles (3.91 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 798 people, 333 households, and 228 families living in the city. The population density was 528.5 inhabitants per square mile (204.1/km2). There were 372 housing units at an average density of 246.4 per square mile (95.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.6% Native American, 0.9% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.
There were 333 households, of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.5% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.91.
The median age in the city was 44.3 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.7% were from 25 to 44; 27.9% were from 45 to 64; and 20.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.
The Essex Community School District operates local public schools.
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