Essex – As Greater Boston goes, Essex is a country outpost. A one-light town of 3,000+ people. For an outsider, this is the place you drive through and don’t even know you had. But for the locals, Essex is home. It is the place where the fried clam was invented. It is a strategically located place central for traffic to and from Cape Ann, a fact that drives business to local restaurants. It is an excursion down the Essex River, or it’s a lazy Saturday antiquing among the greatest number of antique shops per square mile in the US.
Essex may be one of the most difficult assignments in our study in most part because it is a town with only 3,000+ people. The planter for Essex will have only one chance to prove himself a trustworthy townie. And while a planter might draw from neighboring towns Manchester-by-the-Sea and Gloucester too, he will have to live in Essex to reach Essex.
The planter for Essex will understand the slower pace and be able to thrive in these marshlands about 35 miles north of Boston.
- Population – 3,294
- Household mean income – $97,457
- Median age – 43.4
- College degree – 36.6 percent
- White – 97.6 percent
- SBC churches – 0
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- Community Facts – Use this US Census search to find a number of different demographic reports that should be very useful
First View 2010 for Zip 01929 – Church-specific research from PreceptGroup reflecting People and Place, Faces of Diversity, Community Issues, and Faith Preferences.