Essexville is a city on the Saginaw River in Bay County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The 2010 Census places the population at 3,478. Essexville is part of the Bay City metropolitan area. It is often associated with its larger western neighboring city and center of the Metropolitan Statistical Area, Bay City.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.41 square miles (3.65 km), of which 1.30 square miles (3.37 km) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km) is water. It is also directly on the Saginaw River.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,478 people, 1,437 households, and 1,016 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,675.4 inhabitants per square mile (1,033.0/km). There were 1,527 housing units at an average density of 1,174.6 per square mile (453.5/km). The racial makeup of the city was 95.5% White, 0.9% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.
There were 1,437 households of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.3% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.87.
The median age in the city was 42.3 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.8% were from 25 to 44; 29.8% were from 45 to 64; and 16.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.6% male and 52.4% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,766 people, 1,487 households, and 1,088 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,114.3 per square mile (1,201.7/km²). There were 1,530 housing units at an average density of 1,265.2 per square mile (488.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.34% White, 0.53% African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.61% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.07% of the population.
There were 1,487 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the city, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $43,750, and the median income for a family was $55,610. Males had a median income of $46,037 versus $30,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,060. About 2.7% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.