Essex County, Massachusetts Real Estate Statistics

Home and Real Estate Statistics for Essex County, Massachusetts

Housing Units By Status

Total Housing Units

There are 306,754 total housing units. This is an increase of 19,610 units since the year 2000 when it had 287,144 total homes. It's an increase of 34,777 units since the year 1990 when it had 271,977 total units. There was an increase of 15,167 units between 1990 and 2000. Of the 306,754 total housing units, 93.22% are occupied units, and 6.78% are vacant home units.

Total Occupied Housing Units

Essex County has 285,956 occupied housing units. This is an increase of 10,537 units since the year 2000 when it had 275,419 occupied housing units. It's an increase of 34,671 units since the year 1990 when it had 251,285 occupied units. Essex County saw an increase of 24,134 units between 1990 and 2000. Of the 285,956 occupied housing units, 48.47% are occupied with a loan or mortgage home units, 36.15% are renter occupied units, and 15.38% are occupied clear of any loan or mortgage home units.

Renter Occupied Housing Units

Essex County has 103,384 renter occupied housing units. This is an increase of 2,929 units since the year 2000 when it had 100,455 renter occupied homes. It's an increase of 5,782 units since the year 1990 when it had 97,602 renter occupied housing units. Essex County saw an increase of 2,853 units between 1990 and 2000.

Units Occupied with a Loan or Mortgage

There are 138,604 occupied with a loan or mortgage housing units.

Units Occupied Clear of Any Loan or Mortgage

Essex County has 43,968 occupied clear of any loan or mortgage housing units.

Total Vacant Housing Units

Essex County has 20,798 vacant housing units. This is an increase of 9,073 units since the year 2000 when it had 11,725 vacant home units. It's an increase of 106 units since the year 1990 when it had 20,692 vacant units. There was a decrease of -8,967 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Essex County's 20,798 vacant housing units, 33.99% are for rent units, 1.78% are rented - but not occupied home units, 12.63% are for sale units, 3.43% are sold - but not occupied housing units, 26.5% are for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use homes, 0.7% are for migrant workers homes, and 21.59% are listed as vacant other home units.

Vacant Units Listed For Rent

Essex County has 7,069 for rent housing units. This is an increase of 4,008 units since the year 2000 when it had 3,061 for rent home units. It's a decrease of -2,338 units since the year 1990 when it had 9,407 for rent units. Essex County saw a decrease of -6,346 units between 1990 and 2000.

Rented, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

Essex County has 371 rented - but not occupied housing units. This is a decrease of -566 units since the year 2000 when it had 937 rented - but not occupied housing units.

Vacant Units Listed For Sale

There are 2,627 for sale housing units. This is an increase of 1,674 units since the year 2000 when it had 953 for sale homes. It's an increase of 93 units since the year 1990 when it had 2,534 for sale housing units. There was a decrease of -1,581 units between 1990 and 2000.

Sold, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

There are 714 sold - but not occupied housing units.

Vacant Units For Seasonal, Recreational, or Occasional Use

There are 5,512 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. This is an increase of 1,257 units since the year 2000 when it had 4,255 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use homes. It's an increase of 858 units since the year 1990 when it had 4,654 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use units. There was a decrease of -399 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units for Migrant Workers

There are 15 for migrant workers housing units. This is an increase of 9 units since the year 2000 when it had 6 for migrant workers homes. It's a decrease of -3 units since the year 1990 when it had 18 for migrant workers housing units. There was a decrease of -12 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units Listed as an Other Status

There are 4,490 listed as vacant other housing units. This is an increase of 1,977 units since the year 2000 when it had 2,513 listed as vacant other home units. It's an increase of 1,650 units since the year 1990 when it had 2,840 listed as vacant other home units. Essex County saw a decrease of -327 units between 1990 and 2000.