South Orange Village, New Jersey

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South Orange Village, New Jersey

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.

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High Points

South Orange Village strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Jersey):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
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Top 1% trophy South Orange Village Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
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Top 2% trophy South Orange Village Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
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Top 3% trophy South Orange Village Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 3% trophy South Orange Village Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
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Top 5% trophy South Orange Village College Educated Adults
Racial Diversity
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Top 11% South Orange Village Racial Diversity
People in Middle Class or Better
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Top 16% South Orange Village People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of South Orange Village, New Jersey

Comparing South Orange Village to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Jersey (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Racial Diversity 9 9
Female Share of the Population 6 7
Male Share of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 4 4
Age of the Population 4 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 6
Portion of People Married 7 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 7
People Above Poverty 8 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 2 4
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
People Living Alone 5 6
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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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
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South Orange Village Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 16,964 100%
Male 8,142 48%
Female 8,822 52%
Under 18 3,777 22.3%
18+ 13,187 77.7%
65+ 2,024 11.9%
Median Age 34.7
Average Family Size 3.26
White 10,248 60.4%
African-American 5,309 31.3%
Asian 660 3.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 16 0.1%
Other 266 1.6%
Mixed Race 460 2.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 837 4.9%

Estimated South Orange Village Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 16,612
Growth -352
Growth % -2.1%

South Orange Village Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.3%
Italian 11.1%
Irish 10.2%
German 6.3%
Polish 4.3%
Russian 4.1%
Haitian 3.3%
US/American 3%
English 2.5%
Jamaican 2.5%
Nigerian 1.5%
African 1.2%
Eastern European 1%
Hungarian 1%
European 1%
Romanian 0.9%
Guyanese 0.8%
Austrian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Dutch 0.6%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Portuguese 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
Egyptian 0.5%
British 0.4%
British West Indian 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
West Indian 0.4%
Other Subsaharan African 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Slovak 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Iranian 0.2%
Barbadian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
South Orange Village 16,964 $107,641
East Orange 69,824 $38,562
Irvington 60,695 $41,098
Maplewood 23,868 $92,724
Millburn 19,765 $158,888
Orange 32,868 $40,852
Union 54,405 $68,707
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