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East Orange, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of East Orange had a population of 66,879 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.7673 and longitude -74.2049 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the City of East Orange 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Orange: Doddtown.

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East Orange, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

East Orange, NJ Housing Affordability Index is 61
State of New Jersey Housing Affordability Index is 91
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

East Orange, NJ Wealth Index is 45
State of New Jersey Wealth Index is 148
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 66,879
Population in Households 65,665
Population in Familes 51,102
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,214
Population Density 17,028
Diversity Index1 38
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,547
Average Household Income $59,748
Per Capita Income $23,195
Wealth Index3 45

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 29,972 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,780 (22.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,126 (63.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,066 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $227,269
Housing Affordability Index2 61
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 25,906
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 15,323
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.44% 0.43%
Households 0.42% 0.39%
Families 0.44% 0.41%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

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, 2019 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 # 11 98th
Population Density # 11 98th
Diversity Index # 319 41st
Median Household Income # 515 6th
Per Capita Income # 514 6th

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