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Essex County, Massachusetts

US county information
NameEssex County
StateMassachusetts
SeatSalem & Lawrence
County government abolished in 1999
Largest cityLynn
US Area
Total Area828.53 sq mi (2145.9 km2)
Land Area500.67 sq mi (1296.7 km2)
Water Area327.86 sq mi (849.2 km2)
Population743159 (2010)
Density572.4/km2 (1483/sq mi)
Founded1643

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Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the population was 743,159. It has two traditional county seats: Salem and Lawrence. Its county government was abolished in 1999, though it continues to exist as a historic geographic area.


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