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.

East Orange is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (16.57%), sales jobs (9.82%), and healthcare suport services (8.07%).

In East Orange, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.79 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.

A lot of people in East Orange take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in East Orange, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

The citizens of East Orange are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.18% of adults in East Orange have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in East Orange in 2010 was $21,713, 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 $86,852 for a family of four. However, East Orange contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 (24.49%).

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