Essex County, New Jersey Real Estate Statistics

Home and Real Estate Statistics for Essex County, New Jersey

Housing Units By Status

Total Housing Units

There are 312,954 total housing units. This is an increase of 11,943 units since the year 2000 when it had 301,011 total home units. It's an increase of 14,244 units since the year 1990 when it had 298,710 total home units. There was an increase of 2,301 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Essex County's 312,954 total housing units, 90.66% are occupied homes, and 9.34% are vacant units.

Total Occupied Housing Units

There are 283,712 occupied housing units. This is a decrease of -24 units since the year 2000 when it had 283,736 occupied home units. It's an increase of 4,960 units since the year 1990 when it had 278,752 occupied units. There was an increase of 4,984 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Essex County's 283,712 occupied housing units, 34.29% are occupied with a loan or mortgage home units, 54.76% are renter occupied homes, and 10.95% are occupied clear of any loan or mortgage homes.

Renter Occupied Housing Units

There are 155,366 renter occupied housing units. This is an increase of 1,077 units since the year 2000 when it had 154,289 renter occupied housing units. It's an increase of 2,927 units since the year 1990 when it had 152,439 renter occupied units. Essex County saw an increase of 1,850 units between 1990 and 2000.

Units Occupied with a Loan or Mortgage

Essex County has 97,293 occupied with a loan or mortgage housing units.

Units Occupied Clear of Any Loan or Mortgage

There are 31,053 occupied clear of any loan or mortgage housing units.

Total Vacant Housing Units

Essex County has 29,242 vacant housing units. This is an increase of 11,967 units since the year 2000 when it had 17,275 vacant homes. It's an increase of 9,284 units since the year 1990 when it had 19,958 vacant units. Essex County saw a decrease of -2,683 units between 1990 and 2000. Of the 29,242 vacant housing units, 56.55% are for rent home units, 2.24% are rented - but not occupied homes, 11.14% are for sale home units, 2.12% are sold - but not occupied units, 3.16% are for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use homes, 0% are for migrant workers homes, and 24.78% are listed as vacant other home units.

Vacant Units Listed For Rent

There are 16,537 for rent housing units. This is an increase of 8,797 units since the year 2000 when it had 7,740 for rent homes. It's an increase of 5,459 units since the year 1990 when it had 11,078 for rent homes. There was a decrease of -3,338 units between 1990 and 2000.

Rented, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

There are 656 rented - but not occupied housing units. This is a decrease of -635 units since the year 2000 when it had 1,291 rented - but not occupied housing units.

Vacant Units Listed For Sale

There are 3,259 for sale housing units. This is an increase of 1,715 units since the year 2000 when it had 1,544 for sale homes. It's an increase of 1,038 units since the year 1990 when it had 2,221 for sale home units. There was a decrease of -677 units between 1990 and 2000.

Sold, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

Essex County has 620 sold - but not occupied housing units.

Vacant Units For Seasonal, Recreational, or Occasional Use

There are 924 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. This is an increase of 264 units since the year 2000 when it had 660 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use units. It's an increase of 721 units since the year 1990 when it had 203 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use homes. Essex County saw an increase of 457 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units for Migrant Workers

There are 1 for migrant workers housing units. This is a decrease of -8 units since the year 2000 when it had 9 for migrant workers homes. It's a decrease of -33 units since the year 1990 when it had 34 for migrant workers homes. There was a decrease of -25 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units Listed as an Other Status

Essex County has 7,245 listed as vacant other housing units. This is an increase of 1,214 units since the year 2000 when it had 6,031 listed as vacant other housing units. It's an increase of 3,260 units since the year 1990 when it had 3,985 listed as vacant other homes. Essex County saw an increase of 2,046 units between 1990 and 2000.