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|People QuickFacts||Essex County||Massachusetts|
|Population, 2013 estimate||762,550||6,692,824|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||743,167||6,547,629|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||2.6%||2.2%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||5.7%||5.5%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||22.2%||20.8%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||15.2%||14.8%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||51.8%||51.5%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||87.2%||83.2%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||6.0%||8.1%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.8%||0.5%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||3.6%||6.0%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.1%||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||2.2%||2.1%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||18.0%||10.5%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||74.2%||75.1%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012||87.8%||86.7%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||14.8%||14.8%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||23.8%||21.7%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||88.7%||89.1%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||36.4%||39.0%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||27.6||27.7|
|Housing units, 2013||306,814||2,813,536|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||64.2%||63.2%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||42.8%||41.6%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$354,700||$335,500|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||2.55||2.50|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$35,369||$35,485|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$66,918||$66,658|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||11.0%||11.0%|
|Business QuickFacts||Essex County||Massachusetts|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||18,115||171,2781|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||274,147||3,035,8971|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||2.4%||2.5%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||56,528||480,410|
|Total number of firms, 2007||68,102||596,790|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||3.6%||3.4%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||0.3%||0.4%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||2.7%||4.5%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||0.0%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||5.9%||3.3%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||29.7%||29.8%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||17,488,661||86,428,959|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||12,405,726||95,275,672|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||9,822,136||88,082,966|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$13,399||$13,553|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||1,301,497||14,917,210|
|Building permits, 2012||1,169||11,111|
|Geography QuickFacts||Essex County||Massachusetts|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||492.56||7,800.06|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||1,508.8||839.4|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area|