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East Orange, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of East Orange had a population of 65,460 as of July 1, 2016. East Orange ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Orange is located at latitude 40.765 and longitude -74.2118 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the City of East Orange (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 151 feet.

The City of East Orange (GNIS ID: 885200) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Orange population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Orange: Doddtown.

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East Orange, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 65,460
Population in Households 64,257
Population in Familes 49,844
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,203
Population Density1 16,795
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 25,420
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 14,952
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 29,557 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,011 (20.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,409 (65.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,137 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $233,990
Average Home Value $247,244


Median Household Income $37,540
Average Household Income $51,810
Per Capita Income $20,755
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.49%
Households 0.32% 0.48%
Families 0.25% 0.44%
Median Household Income   0.07%
Per Capita Income   0.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

East Orange, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Orange to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 12 98th
Population Density1 # 11 98th
Diversity Index2 # 305 44th
Median Household Income # 515 6th
Per Capita Income # 519 5th

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