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Essex, Missouri
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Location of Essex, Missouri
Location of Essex, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Stoddard
Area
 • Total 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Land 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
299 ft (91 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 472
 • Estimate 
(2019)
448
 • Density 1,550.17/sq mi (598.74/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63846
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-22600
GNIS feature ID 0717629

Essex is a city in Stoddard County, Missouri, United States. The population was 472 at the 2010 census.

History

Essex was platted in 1873, and named after one Mr. Essex, a railroad official. A post office called Essex has been in operation since 1874.

Geography

Essex is located at 36°48′43″N 89°51′45″W / 36.81194°N 89.86250°W / 36.81194; -89.86250 (36.812040, -89.862514), six miles east of Dexter.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 77
1900 163
1910 548 236.2%
1920 589 7.5%
1930 578 −1.9%
1940 639 10.6%
1950 549 −14.1%
1960 511 −6.9%
1970 493 −3.5%
1980 545 10.5%
1990 531 −2.6%
2000 524 −1.3%
2010 472 −9.9%
2019 (est.) 448 −5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 472 people, 196 households, and 127 families living in the city. The population density was 1,627.6 inhabitants per square mile (628.4/km2). There were 225 housing units at an average density of 775.9 per square mile (299.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 196 households, of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.2% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 39.3 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 15.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

Education

Public education in Essex is administered by the Richland R-1 School District. Students consistently score above the state averages administered by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The town has a lending library, the Essex Public Library.

Notable person

  • Larry McCoy, Major League Baseball umpire

See also

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