Essex is a small town of Middlesex County located in the state of Colorado. There are about three villages in the area adjoining Essex. With a total area of about 30 sq. miles, Essex is located at an elevated height of about 62 ft. from the ground level. Most of the local residents are engaged with the local education sector. There are a number of historical places in and around the town, which also help to attract a large number of tourists into the area round the year. A part of the local population also keeps themselves engaged with tourism and the local transportation sector. Shops and stores are other areas of economic activity in the town.