Well-known for its quaint downtown, historic sites and homes and the Essex Steam Train and Riverboat.

Welcome to Essex

The township of Essex consists of three villages: Essex, Centerbrook and Ivoryton, each part of the whole yet uniquely different. We are located half way between New York City and Boston, and a short commute to the capitol city of Hartford.
Our villages were settled around the Falls River, which flows eastwardly from the hills of Ivoryton, through Centerbrook, along Essex Village down to the sparkling Connecticut River. A few short miles from Long Island Sound, Essex is well-known for its beautiful landscapes, majestic trees and gardens, and fascinating architecture. You can view a bit of history in our factory homes of Ivoryton, our churches and factories, and streets lined with Federal, Victorian, and Cape Cod houses.
Essex offers an outstanding culinary experience to residents and visitors alike - such hometown originals as the historic 1776 Griswold Inn, the renowned Copper Beech Inn and the Black Seal. For shoppers of all persuasions, we have art galleries, antique businesses, plenty of great shops and boutiques and a beautiful harbor to relax by.

Overview for Essex, CT

2,814 people live in Essex, where the median age is 56.1 and the average individual income is $68,554. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

56.1 years

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Around Essex, CT

There's plenty to do around Essex, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Herbery, Essex Wine & Spirits, and Deep River Ice.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$$ 1.6 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.59 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.12 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.4 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.55 miles 17 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.22 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Essex, CT

Essex has 1,207 households, with an average household size of 2.33. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Essex do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 2,814 people call Essex home. The population density is 732.57 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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51.17 / 48.83%

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