Town of


30 Martin St. Essex, MA 01929
Phone: 978-768-6531

Town Administrator:

Brendhan Zubricki

Select Board:

Alva Ingaharro
Ruth Pereen
Peter Phippen

Annual Town Meeting:

May 6, 2024
May, 1st Monday

Municipal Election:

May 13, 2024
May, 2nd Monday


Population Density263
Registered Voters2,846
Income Per Capita$73,034
EQV Per Capita$294,779
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate80.6%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$646,600
Median Gross Rent$1,534
Total Households1,343
Average Household Size2.74

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$13.88
Commercial Tax Rate$13.88
Average Tax Bill$10,667
Total Expenditures$17,214,438
Total Tax Levy$16,151,803
State Aid$316,717
Local Receipts$1,987,593
CPA Year Enacted2007
CPA Surcharge1.5%
CPA ExemptionsLow income, first $100,000 - residential
Town Hall of Essex

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Essex Town Hall is likely the only shingle-style town hall in the United States, according to the research performed when the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1819
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Administrator
Policy BoardBoard of Selectmen
Size of Policy Board3
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area14 mi2
Public Roads29.6 mi
Regional Planning AgencyMetropolitan Area Planning Council


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Seth Moulton

Mass. Senate

Bruce Tarr

Mass. House

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

Income Per Capita

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