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East Orange, NJ
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East Orange profile

Living in East Orange

East Orange is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 68,446 people and 19 associated neighborhoods, East Orange is the 14th largest community in New Jersey.

One downside of living in East Orange is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In East Orange, the average commute to work is 33.30 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of East Orange’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

For the size of the city, public transportation in East Orange is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For East Orange, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The population of East Orange overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in East Orange, 21.46% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in East Orange in 2018 was $30,503, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,012 for a family of four. However, East Orange contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

East Orange is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call East Orange home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Orange residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. East Orange also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.46% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in East Orange include Jamaican, Haitian, Guyanese, Nigerian, and Trinidadian and Tobagonian.

East Orange also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.04%.

The most common language spoken in East Orange is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.