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South Orange is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 16,362 people and four constituent neighborhoods, South Orange is the 121st largest community in New Jersey. South Orange has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.
Housing costs in South Orange are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
South Orange is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Orange is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Orange who work in management occupations (15.96%), teaching (11.54%) and sales jobs (10.18%).
Of important note, South Orange is also a town of artists. South Orange has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape South Orange’s character.
Also of interest is that South Orange has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in South Orange telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.73% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
South Orange is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in South Orange enrolled in college, South Orange has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
South Orange, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the town.
In South Orange, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.26 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 town 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.
In South Orange, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though South Orange is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to South Orange, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. South Orange is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.22% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in South Orange in 2010 was $52,019, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $208,076 for a family of four. However, South Orange contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
South Orange is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call South Orange home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Orange residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in South Orange include Irish, German, Italian, English, Russian and Polish.
South Orange also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.36%.
The most common language spoken in South Orange is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|SOUTH ORANGE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||1,305|
|SOUTH ORANGE HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||63.32%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||36.68%|
|TYPE OF SOUTH ORANGE HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||66.27%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.09%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||5.91%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||24.73%|
|SIZE OF SOUTH ORANGE HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||25.64%|
|AGE OF SOUTH ORANGE HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||5.23%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||15.68%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||26.91%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||52.19%|
|SOUTH ORANGE REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$516,238|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,786|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $52,000||1.30%|
|$52,001 - $104,000||0.73%|
|$104,001 - $207,000||1.51%|
|$207,001 - $311,000||8.42%|
|$311,001 - $414,000||22.53%|
|$414,001 - $518,000||20.68%|
|$518,001 - $777,000||30.59%|
|$777,001 - $1,036,000||11.70%|
|PEOPLE OF SOUTH ORANGE||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.38%|
|5 TO 17||15.68%|
|18 TO 24||19.04%|
|25 TO 34||8.43%|
|35 TO 54||26.91%|
|55 TO 64||12.68%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||10.87%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||94.92%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$121,156|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$52,019|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||9.37%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (14.60%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (14.25%)
Information Technology (4.76%)
Public Service (4.07%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||26.37%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.06%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.54%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.14%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||5.76%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (13.11%)
Eastern European (2.20%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (85.36%)
African languages (1.41%)
French Creole (1.32%)
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