Introduction to Orange, New Jersey

Orange, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 1 mile W of East Orange, New Jersey and 4 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Newark metropolitan area. Orange contains a population of approximately 32,868.

Orange History

Orange has origins in Connecticut's New Haven Colony and was initially a part of Newark city. It was incorporated as a township on November 27, 1806 but was later reincorporated as a city. The region had an abundant growth of hemlock trees, and an ideal supply of tannic acid which soon led to a flourishing tanning industry, and boot and shoemaking factories. Since Orange was situated on the Newark and Mount-Pleasant Turnpike, it became a busy thoroughway for travelers. The Morris and Essex Railroad made its arrival in November 1836, and in 1837, the first steam locomotive appeared.

Orange and nearby Attractions

  • Highland Avenue Station
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center
  • First Fellowship Cathedral
  • Saint Johns Cemetery
  • Orange Park
  • Weequahic Park Golf Course

Things To Do In Orange

The town of Orange is situated ideally so it can provide travelers easy access to the various sights and attractions of the city of New York. One can visit the Empire State Building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and also the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center hosts shows including high quality acoustics. There are numerous churches dotting the streets of this town. There are two golf courses nearby, the Weequahic Park Golf Course and the Craig Golf Course.

Orange Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Orange Higher Education

Seton Hall University is nearby.


Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population


% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree


Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation


People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Orange Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles W of East Orange, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 4 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 07050
P.O. Box Zip Codes 07051
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.77
Longitude -74.233

Orange Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Orange 64,578 $45,847
Glen Ridge 7,607 $200,703
Irvington 54,320 $45,375
Maplewood 24,303 $144,383
South Orange Village 16,305 $151,719
West Orange 47,014 $110,919

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Orange Public Libraries

The Orange Public Library
Orange, New Jersey
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