Introduction to East Orange, New Jersey

East Orange, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 2 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The majority of the residents are African American. Parts of the city are Urban Enterprise Zone districts and it's included in the New York Metropolitan area.

East Orange History

In the early years, it was a part of Newark and up until 1780 was known as Newark Mountain. In 1720 a vein of copper ore was discovered. The local mine shipped the ore to England. East Orange separated from the city of Orange in 1863.

East Orange and nearby Attractions

  • The Ambrose/Ward Mansion is an impressive structure and is home to the African-American Fund of New Jersey
  • Short Hills Mall
  • Liberty State Park and Science Center
  • Meadowlands Sports Complex, which features Giants Stadium, Meadowlands Racetrack and the Continental Airlines Arena
  • Elmwood Park
  • Turtle Back Zoo is enjoyed by families
  • NJ Explorer Childrens Museum
  • Branch Brook Park
  • Highlawn Pavilion
  • New Jersey Historical Society Museum
  • Moja Youth Arts Festival features dancing, acting, singing and artistic paintings
  • Jersey Gardens Mall
  • Brookdale Park
  • Pleasantdale Chateau
  • Verona Park
  • New Jersey Performing Arts Center features a variety of entertainment
  • Newark Museum is a notable venue
  • Hamilton House Museum
  • City-Wide Family Picnic
  • Eagle Rock Reservation

East Orange and nearby Activities

The Watchung Reservation is a vast acreage and includes an extensive trail system. The Watchung Sierra Sampler features trails among the hardwoods. Residents enjoy activities and watching professional sports in New York City.

East Orange Transportation

The city is served by the nearby Newark Liberty International Airport. The New Jersey Transit offers bus transportation and operates two commuter rail train stations.

East Orange Higher Education

Seton Hall University, Bloomfield College and Montclair University are nearby.

East Orange Almanac

County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes7017, 7018
P.O. Box Zip Codes7019
Phone Area Codes862
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.77
Approximate Longitude-74.21

East Orange Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches
Distance10.4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

East Orange Public Libraries

East Orange Public Library
East Orange, New Jersey
(973) 266-5607

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East Orange Hospitals

Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System East - Orange Campus
(Government - Federal)
385 Tremont Avenue
(973) 676-1000
East Orange General Hospital
300 Central Avenue
(973) 672-8400

East Orange Public Schools

Althea Gibson Academy
490 William Street, William Street
ZIP: 7017
(973) 266-7017
Total Enrollment 142
Cicely L. Tyson Community Elementary School
45 North Arlington Street
ZIP: 7017
(973) 414-9222
Total Enrollment 531
Cicely L. Tyson Community Middle/high School
35 Winans Street
ZIP: 7017
(973) 414-8600
Total Enrollment 764
East Orange Campus High School
344 Prospect Street
ZIP: 7017
(973) 266-7300
Total Enrollment 1632
East Orange Community Charter School
99 Washington Street
ZIP: 7017
(973) 996-0400
Total Enrollment 495
East Orange Stem Academy High School
129 Renshaw Avenue
ZIP: 7017
(973) 266-5900
Total Enrollment 574
Edward T. Bowser Sr. School Of Excellence
180 Lincoln Street
ZIP: 7017
(973) 414-4170
Total Enrollment 657
George Washington Carver Institute
135 Glenwood Avenue
ZIP: 7017
(973) 266-5860
Total Enrollment 373
Gordon Parks Academy
98 Greenwood Ave
ZIP: 7017
(973) 266-5950
Total Enrollment 317
J. Garfield Jackson Sr. Academy
106 Prospect Street
ZIP: 7017
(973) 266-5895
Total Enrollment 275
John L. Costley Middle School
116 Hamilton St
ZIP: 7017
(973) 266-5660
Total Enrollment 480
Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. Academy
190 Midland Avenue
ZIP: 7017
(973) 395-5975
Total Enrollment 224
Mildred Barry Garvin Elementary
1 Grove Place
ZIP: 7017
(973) 673-5410
Total Enrollment 379
Patrick F. Healy Middle School
116 Hamilton St
ZIP: 7017
(973) 266-5670
Total Enrollment 399
Sojourner Truth Middle School
116 Hamilton St
ZIP: 7017
(973) 266-5665
Total Enrollment 408
Wahlstrom Early Childhood Academy
340 Prospect Street
ZIP: 7017
(973) 395-1210
Total Enrollment 156
Whitney E. Houston Academy
215 Dodd St
ZIP: 7017
(973) 266-5880
Total Enrollment 373
Benjamin Banneker Academy
500 South Clinton Street
ZIP: 7018
(973) 266-4320
Total Enrollment 419
Dionne Warwick Institute
120 Central Ave
ZIP: 7018
(973) 266-5930
Total Enrollment 512
Ecole Toussaint Louverture
330 Central Ave
ZIP: 7018
(973) 266-5940
Total Enrollment 317
Langston Hughes Elementary School
160 Rhode Island Avenue
ZIP: 7018
(973) 266-5870
Total Enrollment 622
Pride Academy Charter School
117 Elmwood Ave
ZIP: 7018
(973) 672-3200
Total Enrollment 264

East Orange Private Schools

Clark School
671 Park Ave
ZIP: 7017
Total Enrollment 44
Jamas Children's University
86 Washington St
ZIP: 7017
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 19
Madrasatu Ahlis Sunnah
215 N Oraton Pkwy
ZIP: 7017
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 133
Our Lady Help Christians School
23 N Clinton St
ZIP: 7017
Total Enrollment 214
The East Orange Youth Cultural Complex
26 Washington Street
ZIP: 7017
Total Enrollment 24
St Joseph Elementary School
115 Telford St
ZIP: 7018
Total Enrollment 332
Zadie's Of The Oranges
141 South Harrison Street
ZIP: 7018
Total Enrollment 69
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