Essex, Massachusetts - Facts & Figures
As of 2010, Essex had a population of 3,504. The city has one elementary school and does not include a high school, but has several active youth sports teams and organizations such as Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the USA. The shellfish industry and tourism are the main sources of income for the residents of Essex. Chubby Woodman of Essex invented the fried clam in the 20th century. The tidal river in Essex produces the exceptional quality clam, which drives tourist to local restaurants. Boating and kayaking are popular activities; however, the only beach is not accessible by land.
- Population: 3,504
- Industries: Professional, scientific, and technical services, education, healthcare, construction
- Area Codes: 978
- ZIP Codes: 01929
- Surrounding Cities: Ipswich, Gloucester, Beverly