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Overview

Introduction to South Orange Village, New Jersey

The people of South Orange Village are in the Newark metropolitan area.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,282
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens11.8%
Employed Population 16+7,383
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married44%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher68%
Median Earnings25+$72,588
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,506
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,330

Wealth

Median Family Income$148,992
% Above Poverty Level88.4%
% Below Poverty Level11.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home9.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation25.2%

Housing

People Living Alone27.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,581
Median House Value$532,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.9%
Irish14%
Italian9.4%
German9.3%
West Indian5.9%
Polish5.3%
English4.6%
Russian4.1%
Haitian3.2%
African3%
French Except Basque1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Nigerian1.1%
Hungarian0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Jamaican0.7%
Barbadian0.7%
Ghanaian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Slovak0.4%
US/American0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Guyanese0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Iranian0.2%
British0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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South Orange Village Almanac

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South Orange Village Climate

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Orange64,621$47,870
Irvington54,303$44,650
Maplewood24,414$146,533
Millburn20,216$226,000
Union57,766$91,465
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