Essex is a county, ranked 7th populated county in England with an estimate of 1,820,888. It has an area of 3,471km2 and a population density of 525 people per km2.  It’s bordered by these counties of England: Kent, Greater London, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Essex Towns and villages are listed in this article in order of population. In terms of districts, Essex comprises of the following districts:

DISTRICT POPULATION AREA (km2) POPULATION DENSITY
1 Southend-on-Sea 197,801 42 4,710
2 Colchester 186,621 334 559
3 Basildon 183,420 110 1,667
4 City of Chelmsford 174,234 342 509
5 Thurrock 167,256 163 1,026
6 Braintree 151,216 612 247
7 Tendring 142,634 338 422
8 Epping Forest 130,320 131 995
9 Castle Point 89,300 45 1,984
10 Harlow 86,300 31 2,784
11 Uttlesford 86,225 641 135
12 Rochford 85,720 170 504
13 Brentwood 76,401 153 499
14 Maldon 63,440 359 177
Total 1,820,888 3,471 525

Essex towns and Villages are listed below in order of Population. Cities are listed in Bold. The data is from the census of 2011

Location of Essex Towns and Villages

Location of Essex Towns and Villages

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TOWN/VILLAGE POPULATION STATUS
1 Basildon 183,254 Town
2 Southend-on-Sea 179,485 Town
3 Colchester 121,894 Town
4 Chelmsford 111,547 City
5 Harlow 81,548 Town
6 Clacton-on-Sea 56,895 Town
7 Braintree 53,459 Town
8 Brentwood 49,874 Town
9 Holland-on-Sea 49,589 Town
10 Canvey Island 38,458 Town
11 Grays 36,458 Town
12 Wickford 33,458 Town
13 Rayleigh 32,584 Town
14 Loughton 31,254 Town
15 Stanford-le-Hope 28,658 Town
16 Billericay 27,984 Town
17 Pitsea 25,658 Town
18 Witham 25,489 Town
19 Leigh-on-Sea 22,548 Town
20 Waltham Abbey 21,584 Town
21 Hadleigh 18,548 Town
22 Harwich 17,985 Town
23 South Woodham 16,589 Town
24 Saffron Walden 15,485 Town
25 Maldon 14,895 Town
26 Tilbury 12,698 Town
27 Chigwell 12,589 Town
28 Halstead 11,895 Town
29 Hawkwell 11,765 Village
30 Buckhurst Hill 11,658 Town
31 Epping 11,589 Town
32 Shoeburyness 11,568 Town
33 Southchurch 9,754 Village
34 Dovercourt 9,458 Town
35 Eastwood 9,458 Town
36 Prittlewell 9,458 Town
37 Tiptree 9,187 Village
38 Berechurch 9,015 Village
39 Corringham 8,985 Town
40 Rochford 8,954 Town
41 Great Dunmow 8,945 Town
42 Purfleet 8,658 Town
43 Aveley 8,594 Town
44 Stanway 8,562 Village
45 Brightlingsea 8,457 Town
46 Heybridge 8,198 Village
47 West Thurrock 7,985 Town
48 Burnham-on-Crouch 7,694 Town
49 Wivenhoe 7,694 Town
50 West Mersea 7,158 Town
51 Hullbridge 6,524 Village
52 Great Notley 6,498 Village
53 East Tilbury 6,359 Village
54 Chipping Ongar 6,154 Town
55 Orsett 6,152 Village
56 Walton-on-the-Naze 6,125 Town
57 Stansted Mountfitchet 6,015 Village
58 Great Warley 5,962 Village
59 Galleywood 5,748 Village
60 Great Wakering 5,548 Village
61 Lexden 5,548 Village
62 Writtle 5,365 Village
63 Frinton-on-Sea 4,895 Town
64 Southminster 4,878 Town
65 Coggeshall 4,785 Town
66 Jaywick 4,685 Village
67 North Weald 4,457 Village
68 Lawford 4,320 Village
69 St Osyth 4,271 Village
70 Nazeing 4,265 Village
71 Theydon Bois 4,062 Village
72 Silver End 3,865 Village
73 Maylandsea 3,851 Village
74 Ashingdon 3,659 Village
75 Earls Colne 3,659 Village
76 Boreham 3,547 Village
77 Kelvedon 3,521 Village
78 Felsted 3,015 Village
79 Doddinghurst 2,874 Village
80 Sheering 2,865 Village
81 Mistley 2,693 Village
82 Tollesbury 2,654 Village
83 Marks Tey 2,553 Village
84 Kelvedon Hatch 2,547 Village
85 Thaxted 2,458 Town
86 Elsenham 2,457 Village
87 Newport 2,359 Village
88 Parkeston 2,345 Village
89 Rayne 2,289 Village
90 Great Bentley 2,254 Village
91 Flitch Green 2,195 Village
92 Roydon 2,189 Village
93 Alresford 2,158 Village
94 Feering 2,084 Village
95 Ardleigh 2,015 Village
96 Thorpe-le-Soken 1,965 Village
97 East Donyland 1,957 Village
98 Great Sampford 1,954 Village
99 Lambourne 1,825 Village
100 Weeley 1,785 Village
101 Barling 1,784 Village
102 Layer de la Haye 1,784 Village
103 Steeple Bumpstead 1,685 Village
104 Copford 1,684 Village
105 Black Notley 1,659 Village
106 Little Hallingbury 1,583 Village
107 Birchanger 1,548 Village
108 Little Baddow 1,547 Village
109 Abridge 1,523 Village
110 Elmstead Market 1,487 Village
111 Finchingfield 1,467 Village
112 Canewdon 1,457 Village
113 St Lawrence 1,385 Village
114 Stebbing 1,305 Village
115 Purleigh 1,273 Village
116 Henham 1,268 Village
117 Clavering 1,265 Village
118 Thorrington 1,257 Village
119 Castle Hedingham 1,248 Village
120 Latchingdon 1,247 Village
121 High Ongar 1,175 Village
122 Althorne 1,145 Village
123 Rawreth 1,132 Village
124 Bradfield 1,125 Village
125 Cold Norton 1,066 Village
126 Tillingham 1,056 Village
127 Roxwell 1,042 Village
128 Langham 1,038 Village
129 Colne Engaine 1,009 Village
130 Manningtree 948 Town
131 Barnston 945 Village
132 Ashdon 894 Village
133 Bradwell-on-Sea 864 Village
134 Littlebury 864 Village
135 Margaretting 845 Village
136 Epping Upland 834 Village
137 North Fambridge 834 Village
138 Stanford Rivers 815 Village
139 Fyfield 796 Village
140 High Easter 784 Village
141 Fingringhoe 778 Village
142 Terling 742 Village
143 Ramsden Bellhouse 735 Village
144 Wix 721 Village
145 Tolleshunt Major 696 Village
146 Manuden 670 Village
147 Goldhanger 651 Village
148 Matching Tye 639 Village
149 Matching Green 635 Village
150 Radwinter 621 Village
151 Elmdon 615 Village
152 Chappel 579 Village
153 Bulmer 568 Village
154 Chrishall 557 Village
155 Peldon 556 Village
156 Sewards End 554 Village
157 Frating 539 Village
158 Broxted 514 Village
159 High Laver 496 Village
160 Steeple 492 Village
161 High Roothing 476 Village
162 Aldham 468 Village
163 Berden 468 Village
164 Wormingford 457 Village
165 Hempstead 451 Village
166 Quendon 451 Village
167 Ugley 442 Village
168 Abbess Roding 435 Village
169 Abberton 426 Village
170 Stambourne 403 Village
171 Birdbrook 395 Village
172 Belchamp St Paul 369 Village
173 Moreton 362 Village
174 Arkesden 359 Village
175 Ashen 356 Village
176 Mundon 356 Village
177 Hadstock 338 Village
178 Belchamp Walter 327 Village
179 Foxearth 295 Village
180 Bobbingworth 287 Village
181 Great Saling 284 Village
182 Layer Breton 280 Village
183 Little Bentley 274 Village
184 Little Bardfield 267 Village
185 East Mersea 265 Village
186 Lindsell 261 Village
187 Mount Bures 248 Village
188 Paglesham 243 Village
189 Magdalen Laver 236 Village
190 Pentlow 224 Village
191 Little Chesterford 216 Village
192 Lamarsh 186 Village
193 Bardfield Saling 175 Village
194 Belchamp Otten 168 Village
195 Ulting 168 Village
196 Langford 162 Village
197 Twinstead 154 Village
198 Molehill Green 118 Village
199 Dengie 116 Village
200 Virley 65 Village
201 Tye Green 57 Village

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