Located in Massachusetts, 829-square-mile Essex County accounts for eight percent of the state's total land area. Of Massachusetts's 14 counties, Essex County ranks fourth in terms of the size of its population (776,043, according to 2015 Census estimates). Recent Lands of America data shows that the average price-per-acre value of ranches, land, farms and other recreational acreage for sale in Essex County is $125,451. The average list price of property and land for sale was $1,424,500 (the most expensive listing being for $1.5 million) and the median size of land and real estate for sale in Essex County was 11 acres. Land for sale in Essex County totaled 23 acres and $2.8 million in overall land value, with the city of West Newbury featuring the most land for sale in the county. Farmland was the most common type of land for sale in Essex County.