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 69,612 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, East Orange is the 14th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some cities, East Orange isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in East Orange are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, East Orange is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in East Orange who work in office and administrative support (15.09%), sales jobs (10.10%), and healthcare suport services (7.49%).

In East Orange, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.80 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the city is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in East Orange use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of East Orange‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of East Orange citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.03% of adults 25 and older in East Orange have a college degree.

The per capita income in East Orange in 2018 was $25,494, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,976 for a family of four. However, East Orange contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

East Orange is a somewhat 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 10.80% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in East Orange include Jamaican, Haitian, Guyanese, Trinidadian and Tobagonian, and Nigerian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of East Orange's cultural character, accounting for 27.31% of the city’s population.

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