East Orange, NJ 07017 ZIP Code Profile

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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
East Orange, NJ 07017

Not Acceptable, USPS
Ampere, NJ 07017
Doddtown, NJ 07017

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 468
  • Single Family Addresses: 6,672
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 7,560
  • County: Essex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.772, Longitude -74.209
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

East Orange, NJ 07017 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 07017 to the other 567 ZIP Codes in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 61 89th
Population Density1 # 28 95th
Diversity Index2 # 313 45th
Median Household Income # 536 6th
Per Capita Income # 519 9th

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East Orange, NJ 07017 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 36,336
Population in Households 35,349
Population in Familes 27,508
Population in Group Qrtrs 987
Population Density1 15,940
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 14,043
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 8,329
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 16,191 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,796 (23.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,247 (63.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,148 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $273,657
Average Home Value $290,292


Median Household Income $39,059
Average Household Income $51,751
Per Capita Income $20,474
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.1% 0.14%
Households 0.02% 0.22%
Families -0.07% 0.16%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.8%
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.

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