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Overview

Introduction to South Orange Village, New Jersey

The people of South Orange Village are in the Newark metropolitan area. The town has a population of 16,964.

South Orange Village History

The Lenape Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the region that is now known as the South Orange Village. The land was purchased from them in the year 1666 by Robert Treat, and in the very same year Newark was founded on the banks of the Passaic River. The region was named "Orange" after William of Orange, one of the rulers of England. Though the official incorporation date of the South Orange Village is May 4, 1869, it was then formed within the South Orange Township. In 1904 the Village of South Orange was separated from South Orange Township.

South Orange Village and nearby Attractions

  • Kearny Museum
  • Edison National Historic Site
  • Turtle Back Zoo
  • Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary
  • Staten Island Botanical Garden
  • New York Aquarium

Things To Do In South Orange Village

Travelers to the South Orange Village can visit many of the historic sites and museums like the Edison National Historic Site, the Liberty Hall, the Kearny Museum, the Montclair Art Museum and the New Jersey Historical Society Museum. Animal lovers can take a trip to the various zoos and aquariums nearby including the Staten Island Zoo, the Turtle Back Zoo, the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum & Bird Sanctuary and the New York Aquarium. The Staten Island Botanical Garden and the Reeves-Reed Arboretum are places where one can spend the day out in the company of family and friends.

South Orange Village Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

South Orange Village Higher Education

Educational facilities are available at Bloomfield College, Caldwell College, Montclair State University, Essex County College and Seton Hall University.

People

Total Population 16,305
Male Share of the Population 47.4%
Female Share of the Population 52.6%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 7,368
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 45.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 68.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $151,719
% Above Poverty Level 89.4%
% Below Poverty Level 10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 9.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.2%
% Using Public Transportation 26.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,599
Median House Value $502,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 34.7%
US/American 0.5%
English 5.4%
Irish 14%

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

South Orange Village Almanac

Category Value
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 07079
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.748
Longitude -74.261

South Orange Village Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Orange 64,578 $45,847
Irvington 54,320 $45,375
Maplewood 24,303 $144,383
Millburn 20,183 $222,386

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

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