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Overview

Introduction to West Orange, New Jersey

West Orange, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 2 miles NW of East Orange, New Jersey (center to center) and 5 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Newark metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 44,943 people lived in West Orange.

West Orange History

Originally, the area now known as West Orange was a part of the city of Newark. It was separated from the city on November 27, 1806 to form the Orange Township. On April 10, 1863, this area was separated from the Orange Township and the township of West Orange was formed. Later on 28 February 1900, it was reformed as a town. The first planned community of United States, Llewellyn Park is located in West Orange. Moreover, the famous scientist Thomas Edison resided in this town.

West Orange and nearby Attractions

  • Degnan Memorial Park
  • Llewellyn Park
  • O'Connor Park
  • Edgemont Memorial Park
  • Montclair Art Museum

Things To Do In West Orange

West Orange offers a number of recreational facilities. The town includes numerous parks, basketball courts, theaters, playgrounds and baseball fields. In addition, there are several scenic landscapes in West Orange, where visitors can enjoy family picnics.

West Orange Transportation

The closest major airport is Newark Liberty International Airport.

West Orange Higher Education

Seton Hall University is nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population47,037
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+23,313
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married47.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.7%
Median Earnings25+$51,409
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,246
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,394

Wealth

Median Family Income$111,841
% Above Poverty Level92.8%
% Below Poverty Level7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation14.8%

Housing

People Living Alone26.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,399
Median House Value$357,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.1%
Italian11.1%
West Indian8.1%
Irish7.5%
Haitian5.5%
German5.3%
Polish3.9%
African3.5%
Russian2.8%
English2.2%
Nigerian2%
Jamaican1.7%
Guyanese1%
Israeli0.7%
Arab0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Scottish0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Trinidad Tobago0.6%
Greek0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Ethiopian0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
French Except Basque0.3%
Czech0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
British0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
US/American0.2%
Bulgarian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Senegalese0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
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West Orange Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes7052
Phone Area Codes862
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.79
Approximate Longitude-74.26

West Orange Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationCANOE BROOK
Distance6.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance6.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bloomfield47,982$87,386
East Orange64,621$47,870
Glen Ridge7,615$201,759
Montclair38,130$148,976
Verona13,481$143,071

West Orange Public Libraries

West Orange Free Public Library
46 MT. PLEASANT AVENUE
West Orange, New Jersey
(973) 736-0198

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West Orange Hospitals

Kessler Institute For Rehabilitation - West Orange
(Proprietary)
1199 Pleasant Valley Way
(973) 243-6806

West Orange Public Schools

Liberty Middle School
1 Kelly Drive
ZIP: 7052
(973) 243-8650
Middle
Total Enrollment 449
Mount Pleasant Elementary School
9 Manger Road
ZIP: 7052
(973) 669-5480
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
West Orange High School
51 Conforti Ave
ZIP: 7052
(973) 669-5301
High
Total Enrollment 2045

West Orange Private Schools

Blessed Pope John Xxiii Academy
8 Saint Cloud Pl
ZIP: 7052
Elementary
Total Enrollment 168
Clock Work Learning Center
627 Mt Pleasant Ave
ZIP: 7052
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Golda Och Academy
1418 Pleasant Valley Way
ZIP: 7052
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 521
Jewish Community Center Metrowest Ross Campus
760 Northfield Ave
ZIP: 7052
Elementary
Total Enrollment 27
Mount Carmel Guild Academy
100 Valley Way
ZIP: 7052
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 100
Playhouse Coop School
88 Franklin Ave
ZIP: 7052
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Seton Hall Preparatory School
120 Northfield Ave
ZIP: 7052
Secondary
Total Enrollment 951
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