Essex, Missouri

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Essex is a city in Stoddard County, Missouri, United States. The population was 524 at the 2000 census.


Essex is located at 36°48′43″N 89°51′45″W / 36.81194°N 89.8625°W / 36.81194; -89.8625 (36.812040, -89.862514),[3] six miles east of Dexter.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 524 people, 216 households, and 146 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,904.6 people per square mile (722.6/km²). There were 238 housing units at an average density of 865.1/sq mi (328.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.05% White, 0.19% Asian, and 0.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 216 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 83.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,036, and the median income for a family was $35,673. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,345. About 8.2% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over.


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