East Orange, NJ
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East Orange is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 64,949 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in East Orange who work in office and administrative support (15.70%), sales jobs (9.97%), and healthcare suport services (8.51%).

One downside of living in East Orange, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.19 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

East Orange has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, East Orange has quite a high level of public transit users. East Orange’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The percentage of adults in East Orange who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.16% of the adults in East Orange have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in East Orange in 2010 was $21,656, 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 $86,624 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. Important ancestries of people in East Orange include Guyanese, Haitian, African, and Trinidadian and Tobagonian.

In addition, East Orange has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (25.30%).

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