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Essex County, New Jersey
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|Founded||March 7, 1683|
|• Type||County seat|
|• Total||130 sq mi (337 km2)|
|• Land||126 sq mi (326 km2)|
|• Water||4 sq mi (8 km2) 2.54%|
|• Density||6,298.7/sq mi (2,431.9/km2)|
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, 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.
- "Essex County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/34/34013.html. Retrieved 27 December 2010.