Essex County, New Jersey

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Essex County
Essex County higlighted in red
Essex County higlighted in red
Coordinates: 40°46′23″N 74°13′23″W / 40.77306°N 74.22306°W / 40.77306; -74.22306Coordinates: 40°46′23″N 74°13′23″W / 40.77306°N 74.22306°W / 40.77306; -74.22306
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
FoundedMarch 7, 1683
Government
 • TypeCounty seat
 • SeatNewark
Area
 • Total130 sq mi (337 km2)
 • Land126 sq mi (326 km2)
 • Water4 sq mi (8 km2)  2.54%
Population
 (2009)
 • Total769,644
 • Density6,298.7/sq mi (2,431.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4
Websitehttp://www.essex-countynj.org

Essex County is a county in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of 2009, 769,644 people lived there,[1] making it the third most populous county in the state, behind Bergen County and Middlesex County, and the second most densely population county in the state after Hudson County. The seat of the county is Newark, the largest city in the state.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Essex County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau". Retrieved 27 December 2010.

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