Essex County, Massachusetts
county in Massachusetts, United States
Essex County is a county in the northeastern part of the state of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the total population was 743,159. It is the third-most populous county in the state. It is part of the Greater Boston area (the Boston–Cambridge–Newton, MA–NH Metropolitan Statistical Area).
|Coordinates: 42°38′08″N 70°58′15″W / 42.635475°N 70.970825°W|
|Seat||Salem and Lawrence|
|• Total||828 sq mi (2,140 km2)|
|• Land||493 sq mi (1,280 km2)|
|• Water||336 sq mi (870 km2) 41%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,509/sq mi (583/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Congressional districts||3rd, 6th|
The largest city in Essex County is Lynn. The county was named after the English county of Essex. It has two traditional county seats: Salem and Lawrence.
- ↑ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 10 July 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2013.