Orange, NJ
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Orange is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 27,452 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Orange is the 57th largest community in New Jersey.

Orange is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Orange is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Orange who work in office and administrative support (15.08%), sales jobs (8.99%), and food service (7.60%).

One downside of living in Orange, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.52 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, 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.

Many people in Orange take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the town, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Orange citizens for affordable transportation.

The education level of Orange citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.91% of adults 25 and older in Orange have a college degree.

The per capita income in Orange in 2010 was $19,065, 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 $76,260 for a family of four. However, Orange contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Orange is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Orange home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Orange residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Orange also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.17% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Orange include Jamaican, African, Trinidadian and Tobagonian, and Guyanese.

In addition, Orange has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (38.16%).

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