South Orange, New Jersey

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Population in July 2007: 16,468.
Males: 7,903  (48.0%)
Females: 8,565  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

34.7 years
New Jersey median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 07079.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $100,974 (it was $83,611 in 2000)
South Orange:

$100,974
NJ:

$76,126

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $56,590 (it was $41,035 in 2000)

South Orange CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $521,883 (it was $263,600 in 2000)
South Orange:

$521,883
NJ:

$328,200

Mean prices in 2016: all housing units: $448,916; detached houses: $521,208; townhouses or other attached units: $325,561; in 2-unit structures: $261,504; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $305,082; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $238,847; mobile homes: $182,603
March 2019 cost of living index in South Orange: 133.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in South Orange, NJ (2000)
    • 9,87158.2%White alone
    • 5,15030.4%Black alone
    • 8374.9%Hispanic
    • 6593.9%Asian alone
    • 3752.2%Two or more races
    • 510.3%Other race alone
    • 160.09%American Indian alone
    • 50.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in South Orange detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Crime rates in South Orange by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.6)
1
(6.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(17.6)
2
(11.8)
2
(11.9)
1
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.1)
1
(6.1)
1
(6.1)
1
(6.1)
1
(6.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
36
(210.7)
31
(182.2)
42
(249.6)
23
(138.3)
31
(190.2)
34
(214.0)
26
(164.9)
41
(255.9)
48
(295.3)
31
(190.2)
30
(184.1)
19
(116.4)
25
(152.7)
31
(189.8)
19
(115.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
27
(158.1)
35
(205.7)
36
(214.0)
18
(108.3)
25
(153.4)
13
(81.8)
16
(101.5)
17
(106.1)
11
(67.7)
9
(55.2)
4
(24.5)
4
(24.5)
6
(36.6)
11
(67.4)
9
(54.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
85
(497.6)
57
(335.0)
87
(517.1)
74
(445.1)
69
(423.4)
75
(472.1)
73
(463.0)
135
(842.5)
68
(418.4)
95
(582.8)
56
(343.6)
36
(220.5)
34
(207.6)
60
(367.4)
34
(207.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
292
(1,709)
286
(1,681)
353
(2,098)
260
(1,564)
241
(1,479)
222
(1,398)
331
(2,099)
248
(1,548)
237
(1,458)
227
(1,393)
234
(1,436)
190
(1,164)
219
(1,337)
237
(1,451)
225
(1,371)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
219
(1,282)
167
(981.4)
114
(677.6)
94
(565.4)
83
(509.3)
68
(428.1)
55
(348.8)
31
(193.5)
56
(344.6)
43
(263.8)
37
(227.0)
27
(165.4)
19
(116.0)
36
(220.4)
23
(140.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.6)328.7286.1301.5218.9217.3229.0226.7234.3217.3185.7164.7120.0135.3176.7131.2

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in South Orange, NJ

Crime rate in South Orange detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 52 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.74
New Jersey average:

3.46
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Ancestries: Irish (11.8%), Italian (11.1%), German (9.3%), West Indian (6.9%), Polish (5.4%), Russian (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1869

Elevation: 160 feet

Land area: 2.85 square miles.

Population density: 5,772 people per square mile   (average).

South Orange,NJ real estate house value index trend

South Orange, New Jersey map

2,869 residents are foreign born (7.8% Latin America, 3.9% Europe, 2.5% Asia, 2.0% Africa).

This place:

16.9%
New Jersey:

17.5%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
South Orange CDP:

3.0% ($7,990)
New Jersey:

2.4% ($4,047)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Irvington, NJ (2.1 miles , pop. 60,695).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (4.0 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Manhattan, NY (15.0 miles , pop. 1,537,195).

Nearest cities:

Maplewood, NJ (1.2 miles ),
Orange, NJ (1.4 miles ),
Irvington, NJ (1.4 miles ),
East Orange, NJ (1.7 miles ),
West Orange, NJ (1.7 miles ),
Millburn, NJ (1.8 miles ),
Short Hills, NJ (1.9 miles ),
Union, NJ (1.9 miles )

Latitude: 40.75 N, Longitude: 74.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,982 (-11.7%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 2,007 (22.8%)

Area codes: 973, 862

Distribution of median household income in South Orange, NJ in 2016
South Orange satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.9%
New Jersey:

4.1%
Most common industries in South Orange, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.9%)
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.6%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (15.6%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.9%)
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.4%)
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.3%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.8%)
  • Social assistance (3.3%)
Most common occupations in South Orange, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Lawyers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Computer specialists (3.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Lawyers (5.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Top executives (3.4%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Lawyers (3.9%)

Average climate in South Orange, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

South Orange, New Jersey average temperatures South Orange, New Jersey average precipitation South Orange, New Jersey humidity South Orange, New Jersey wind speed South Orange, New Jersey snowfall South Orange, New Jersey sunshine South Orange, New Jersey clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 94.7. This is worse than average.

City:

94.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.331. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.331
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 15.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.316. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.316
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 23.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 26.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.41
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

South Orange-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the South Orange place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 25.2 miles away from the place center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

South Orange-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 221.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 260.1 miles away from South Orange center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.4 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 237.8 miles away from South Orange center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 45.5 miles away from South Orange center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Essex County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 7, Heavy Rains: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
South Orange topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near South Orange:

  • WHITE HOUSE HLTHCR AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; ORANGE, NJ)
  • WHITE HOUSE NH INC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; ORANGE, NJ)
  • VA NEW JERSEY HEALTH CARE SYSTEM (Hospital, Acute Care - Veterans Administration, about 2 miles away; EAST ORANGE, NJ)
  • BROOKHAVEN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; EAST ORANGE, NJ)
  • HOSPITAL CENTER AT ORANGE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; ORANGE, NJ)
  • FMC IRVINGTON (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; IRVINGTON, NJ)
  • RCG ORANGE DC (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; ORANGE, NJ)

Amtrak stations near South Orange:

  • 5 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 6 miles: NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in South Orange:

  • Seton Hall University (Full-time enrollment: 7,742; Location: 400 S Orange Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.shu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near South Orange:

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (about 4 miles; Newark, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 3,210)
  • Essex County College (about 5 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,595)
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology (about 5 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,212)
  • Rutgers University-Newark (about 5 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,869)
  • Kean University (about 5 miles; Union, NJ; FT enrollment: 12,648)
  • Union County College (about 7 miles; Cranford, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,148)
  • Montclair State University (about 9 miles; Montclair, NJ; FT enrollment: 16,277)

Private high school in South Orange:

  • MARYLAWN OF THE ORANGES ACADEMY (Students: 143, Location: 445 SCOTLAND RD, Grades: 7-12, Girls only)

Private elementary/middle school in South Orange:

  • OUR LADY OF SORROWS SCHOOL (Students: 217, Location: 172 ACADEMY ST, Grades: PK-8)

Library in South Orange:

  • SOUTH ORANGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,248,832; Location: 65 SCOTLAND ROAD; 97,305 books; 5,662 audio materials; 3,684 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 208 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • You list nearby hospitals for South Orange, New Jersey. The Hospital Center at Orange is closed and Irvington General Hospital is slated to close soon.
  • nearest hospitals: Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Most people along with our Rescue Squad use this hospital. Second most frequented hospital is Overlook in Summit
  • birthplace of actor Zach Braff

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in South Orange: South Orange Station (A), Mountain Station (B), Ward Homestead (C), Xavier Hall (D), Walsh Library (E), The Arts Center (F), Stafford Hall (G), Serra Hall (H), Saint Andrew's Hall (I), Presidents Hall (J), Neumann Hall (K), Mooney Hall (L), McQuaid Hall (M), McNulty Hall (N), McNulty Gate (O), Lewis Hall (P), Jubilee Hall (Q), George M Ring Building (R), Farinella Gate (S), Fahy Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in South Orange include: Saint Andrews Church (A), Congregation Beth El (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church (E), Saint Andrew and Holy Communion Church (F), South Orange-Vailsburg Methodist Church (G), Immaculate Conception Chapel (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in South Orange include: Meadowland Park (1), Grove Park (2), Cameron Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Father Vincent Monella Center of Italian Culture (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 133 Fairview Avenue).

Birthplace of: Kevin Spacey - (born 1959), actor, Art Howe (American football) - Football player and coach, Lauryn Hill - (born 1975), singer-songwriter, musician, Gabrielle Stanton - Television producer, Gerardo Catena - Mobster, Jeff Van Note - Football player, Joel Silver - Entertainment industry businessman, Joseph Nye - Political scientist, Leigh Page - Physicist, Michael Peter Smith - Singer-songwriter.

Essex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in South Orange and their reported violations in the past:

SOUTH ORANGE WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 16,924, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2014. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-16-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2014. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-16-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-03-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between JUN-16-2011 and JUN-30-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-09-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-09-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-11-2013)
  • 13 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.2%
Whole state:

70.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.6%
Whole state:

4.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.3%
Whole state:

8.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.1%
Whole state:

4.2%

People in group quarters in South Orange in 2000:

  • 1,897 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 62 people in religious group quarters
  • 54 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in other group homes
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in South Orange (2011 data):

  • PNC Bank, National Association: South Orange Branch at 76 South Orange Avenue, branch established on 1952/12/15; Seton Hall Branch at 400 S Orange Avenue, branch established on 2010/08/23. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Bank of America, National Association: South Orange Pathmark at 407 Valley St., branch established on 1998/03/09; South Orange Branch at 8 South Orange Avenue, branch established on 1948/11/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: South Orange Annex at 7 Third Street, branch established on 1973/09/17; South Orange Branch at 11 South Orange Avenue, branch established on 1955/11/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Investors Bank: South Orange Branch at 75 South Orange Avenue, branch established on 2011/03/30. Info updated 2012/02/27: Bank assets: $10,674.9 mil, Deposits: $7,419.7 mil, headquarters in Short Hills, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 86 total offices, Holding Company: Investors Bancorp, Mhc
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: South Orange Branch at 18 S. Orange Avenue, branch established on 2004/12/13. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • BCB Community Bank: Alliance Community Bank Branch at 200 Valley Street, branch established on 2000/05/15. Info updated 2012/03/14: Bank assets: $1,216.8 mil, Deposits: $977.7 mil, headquarters in Bayonne, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Bcb Bancorp, Inc.
  • The Provident Bank: South Orange Branch at 159 South Orange Avenue, branch established on 1939/09/28. Info updated 2010/07/27: Bank assets: $7,097.5 mil, Deposits: $5,186.9 mil, headquarters in Jersey City, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 83 total offices, Holding Company: Provident Financial Services, Inc.
  • Valley National Bank: South Orange Branch at 115 Valley Street, branch established on 2005/01/02. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $14,186.7 mil, Deposits: $9,715.7 mil, headquarters in Wayne, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 219 total offices, Holding Company: Valley National Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in South Orange:

Marital status in South Orange, NJ
  • Never married: 38.1%
  • Now married: 48.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

For population 25 years and over in South Orange:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 57.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 29.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
New Jersey average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for South Orange, NJ (based on Essex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic261,96665
Other61,85081
Mainline Protestant41,339171
Black Protestant38,68788
Evangelical Protestant34,666191
Orthodox6,18812
None339,273-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 305
Essex County:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 119
This county:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Essex County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 463
This county:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Essex County:

25.3%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.5%
New Jersey:

18.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
South Orange:

53.7%
New Jersey:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

54.4%
State:

47.4%

Average BMI:
South Orange:

28.4
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
South Orange:

17.8%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.4%
New Jersey:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
South Orange:

6.8
New Jersey:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.8%
New Jersey:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

60.8%
State:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.5%
New Jersey:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of South Orange, NJ Residents

5.72% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($86,759 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,425 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.04%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hudson County, NJ  0.78% ($95,396 average AGI)
from Union County, NJ  0.65% ($49,843)
from Passaic County, NJ  0.41% ($75,079)


6.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($128,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,135 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.05%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Union County, NJ  0.90% ($84,799 average AGI)
to Hudson County, NJ  0.50% ($65,771)
to Morris County, NJ  0.45% ($108,449)
Businesses in South Orange, NJ
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Goodwill2
Blockbuster1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Cold Stone Creamery1Pathmark1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
Dunkin Donuts1Subway1
FedEx3UPS4
GNC1

Strongest AM radio stations in South Orange:

  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNSW (1430 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WNYC (820 AM; 10 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WWRL (1600 AM; 25 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS CORP.-NY)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Orange:

  • WSOU (89.5 FM; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; Owner: SETON HALL UNIVERSITY)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WFME (94.7 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WFMU (91.1 FM; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: AURICLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBGO (88.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: NEWARK PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around South Orange:

  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNYX-LP (Channel 35; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of South Orange fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 7.2mTotal length
  • $9,526,000Total costs
  • 29,450Total average daily traffic
  • 757Total average daily truck traffic
  • 35,335Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • DAN TAYLOR, 400 South Orange Avenue (Lat: 40.741222 Lon: -74.244583), Type: 80.5, Overall height: 71.6 m, Registrant: Communications Technologies, Inc., Lmizrahi@commtechrf.Com, , 1130 Marlt-on, Phone: (856) 985-0077
  • DAN TAYLOR, 400 South Orange Avenue (Lat: 40.741222 Lon: -74.244583), Type: 80.5, Overall height: 71.6 m, Registrant: Communications Technologies, Inc., Lmizrahi@commtechrf.Com, , 1130 Marlt-on, Phone: (856) 985-0077
  • 400 S Orange Ave (Lat: 40.751389 Lon: -74.224722), Type: 72.3, Overall height: 72.3 m, Registrant: Seton Hall University, Kurtykst@shu.Edu, , South- Orange, Phone: (970) 761-9454

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 25 Crest Ave (Lat: 40.748167 Lon: -74.270417), Call Sign: KUI670,
    Assigned Frequencies: 470.512 MHz, Grant Date: 11/24/2010, Expiration Date: 01/09/2021, Certifier: Anthony R Melia, Registrant: County Of Essex, 50 Nelson Place, Newark, NJ 07102, Phone: (973) 324-9755, Fax: (973) 324-9759, Email:
  • 201 E South Orange Ave (Lat: 40.744556 Lon: -74.253194), Call Sign: KGV360,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.895 MHz, Grant Date: 05/07/2003, Expiration Date: 08/04/2013, Cancellation Date: 10/05/2013, Registrant: Hhw Group, One Bridge Plaza North, Fort Lee, NJ 07024, Phone: (201) 849-4406, Email:
  • L1, Lat: 40.742611 Lon: -74.246194, Call Sign: WQTM335,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.362 MHz, 456.462 MHz, 456.687 MHz, 457.112 MHz, 457.487 MHz, Grant Date: 03/04/2014, Expiration Date: 03/04/2024, Certifier: Albert Cardona, Registrant: Bearcom Operating LP, Dallas, TX 75355-9001, Phone: (214) 765-7328, Fax: (214) 355-4971, Email:
  • Lat: 40.742528 Lon: -74.246083, Call Sign: WRCD408,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.237 MHz, 451.387 MHz, 452.162 MHz, 456.237 MHz, 456.387 MHz, Grant Date: 09/01/2018, Expiration Date: 09/01/2028, Certifier: Sergio Oliva, Registrant: Bearcom Operating LLC, P.O. Box 559001, Dallas, TX 75355-9001, Phone: (800) 458-9887, Fax: (214) 355-1714, Email:
  • Lat: 40.754028 Lon: -74.260556, Call Sign: WRCS388,
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.212 MHz, 467.287 MHz, Grant Date: 12/20/2018, Expiration Date: 12/20/2028, Certifier: Stephen Wolsky, Registrant: Innovation Wireless, 5306 Beethoven St, Los Angeles, CA 90066, Phone: (888) 559-5565, Fax: (310) 482-3480, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in South Orange)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: DJI INSPIRE 1 (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 68NG , Serial Number: W13DCA22020602, Certificate Issue Date: 12/08/2016
    Registrant (Corporation): Principia Inc, 71 South Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
  • Aircraft: S.O.C.A.T.A. MS894A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: FRANKLIN 6A-350SER (235 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 82JB , Serial Number: 12012, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 04/02/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 04/27/2007
    Registrant (LLC): Birk Aircraft Sales LLC, 4 S Orange Ave Unit 158, South Orange, NJ 07079
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-360-A1B6D (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8730Z , Serial Number: 177RG1338, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 01/22/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 03/21/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Bjorn O Kalderen, 291 N Western Dr, South Orange, NJ 07079
  • Aircraft: DJI INSPIRE 1 (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 48NZ , Serial Number: W13DCB05020786, Certificate Issue Date: 08/17/2015
    Registrant (Corporation): Principia Inc, 71 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
  • Aircraft: 3D ROBOTICS IRIS (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 563VP , Serial Number: R318617124, Certificate Issue Date: 06/10/2015
    Registrant (Corporation): Principia Inc, 71 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/07/2019
  • Aircraft: PRINCIPIA INC HUMMER (Category: Land, Engines: 8), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 1134M , Serial Number: 01, Certificate Issue Date: 09/30/2014
    Registrant (Corporation): Principia Inc, 71 S Orange Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/18/2018

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED28$381,179121$395,488485$352,66614$262,7861$1,125,00011$264,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$325,75014$430,92946$368,4132$160,0000$01$650,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED11$324,27319$416,842156$374,5589$177,3330$05$274,800
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$377,8187$403,28698$324,4692$51,5000$06$256,833
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$263,0003$571,00035$398,6862$135,0000$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0190.00 , 0191.00, 0192.00, 0193.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED16$397,0633$417,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$353,1250$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$245,0001$513,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$332,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0190.00 , 0191.00, 0192.00, 0193.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in South Orange, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in South Orange, NJ - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in South Orange, NJ
  • 70.6%Utility gas
  • 26.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.4%Electricity
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in South Orange, NJ
  • 63.8%Utility gas
  • 21.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.6%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel


South Orange compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

South Orange on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: lawyers (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking railroad to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: lawyers (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other protective service workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: media and communication equipment workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: apparel, fabrics, and notions merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: data processing, libraries, and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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