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East Orange, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of East Orange had a population of 66,167 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Orange: Doddtown.

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East Orange, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 66,167
Daytime Population: Workers 17,458
Daytime Population: Residents 38,374
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 55,832
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 64,948
Population in Familes 50,519
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,219
Population Density2 16,976
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $37,732
Average Household Income $52,911
Per Capita Income $21,088


Total Housing Units 29,690 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,989 (20.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,586 (66.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,115 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $235,975
Average Home Value $252,465


Total Households 25,575
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 15,087
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.42% 0.49%
Households 0.36% 0.46%
Families 0.34% 0.45%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

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, 2017 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 Density # 11 98th
Diversity Index # 304 45th
Median Household Income # 513 6th
Per Capita Income # 518 5th

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