East Orange, NJ

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.

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 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%).

One downside of living in East Orange, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.80 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly city. 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.

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.

In addition, East Orange has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (27.31%).

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