In September 2017, there were three homes sold, with a median sale price of $157,500 - a 115% increase over the $73,250 median sale price for the same period of the previous year. There were two homes sold in Essex in September 2016.
The median sales tax in Essex for 2017 was $3,159. In 2016, the median sales tax was $3,079. This marks an increase of 2.6%. The effective property tax rate, using the median property tax and median home sale price as the basis, is 2%.
The following table compares Essex to other Kankakee County cities with similar median sales prices in September 2017: