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Essex Junction, Vermont - Basic Facts

The Village of Essex Junction is the 4th largest city in Vermont with a population of 9,868 as of July 1, 2016. Essex Junction ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Vermont. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Essex Junction is located at latitude 44.4903 and longitude -73.1141 in Chittenden County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Essex Junction (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Chittenden County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 344 feet.

The Village of Essex Junction (GNIS ID: 2378306) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Essex Junction is located within Town of Essex, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chittenden County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Essex Junction population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Essex Junction: Hubbels Falls, Painesville.

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Essex Junction, VT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,868
Population in Households 9,855
Population in Familes 7,557
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 2,161
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 4,166
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,600
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,815 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,351 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $276,852
Average Home Value $292,285


Median Household Income $67,222
Average Household Income $82,079
Per Capita Income $34,680
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.0% 0.95%
Households 1.17% 1.05%
Families 1.05% 0.97%
Median Household Income   3.31%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Essex Junction, VT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Essex Junction to the other 120 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Vermont by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 98th
Population Density1 # 8 94th
Diversity Index2 # 6 96th
Median Household Income # 8 94th
Per Capita Income # 11 92nd

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