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City of Orange township, NJ map Land area: 2.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 32,868 (all urban)
Males: 15,199  (46.2%)
Females: 17,669  (53.8%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 32,409 (9,827 owner occupied, 22,582 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

70%
State:

34%


Races in City of Orange township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 7.6%
  • Black: 74.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.2%
  • Asian: 1.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 12.5%
  • Two or more races: 3.9%
  • Some other race: 0.5%

Median age of males: 32.5
Median age of females: 34.2

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Average household size: 2.73

City of Orange township:

2.7 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Average family size: 3.38

Estimated median household income in 2009: $43,031 ($35,759 in 1999)
This township:

$43,031
New Jersey:

$68,342

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $909 (lower quartile is $731, upper quartile is $1,103)
Here:

$909
State:

$962

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $266,276 (it was $132,400 in 2000)
City of Orange township:

$266,276
New Jersey:

$348,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $168,527 - $307,923

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $304,297
Here:

$304,297
State:

$429,197

Townhouses or other attached units: $140,365
Here:

$140,365
State:

$286,566

In 2-unit structures: $264,796
Here:

$264,796
State:

$397,697

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $354,730
Here:

$354,730
State:

$336,988

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $231,041
Here:

$231,041
State:

$292,192
Population density: 14904 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

18.8%
Whole state:

8.5%

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

9.3%
Whole state:

4.2%

Cities in this township include: Orange.


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Number of foreign born residents: 10,293 (39% naturalized citizens)

City of Orange township:  31.3%
State:  17.5%

57% of City of Orange township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 81% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 38% lived in New Jersey.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 15504
  • Northeast: 2163
  • Midwest: 206
  • South: 4204
  • West: 109

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $78,800

City of Orange township, New Jersey satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in City of Orange township, New Jersey:

  • 324 people in nursing homes
  • 76 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 37 people in religious group quarters
  • 13 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 9 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,314
  • One, attached: 351
  • Two: 2,083
  • 3 or 4: 1,971
  • 5 to 9: 652
  • 10 to 19: 789
  • 20 to 49: 2,195
  • 50 or more: 2,310

Housing units in City of Orange township with a mortgage: 1,380 (167 second mortgage, 170 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 435

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 236
  • 1990 to 1994: 273
  • 1980 to 1989: 928
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,441
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,052
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,681
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,921
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,129

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in City of Orange township, New Jersey:

  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 111
  • 4 rooms: 308
  • 5 rooms: 480
  • 6 rooms: 618
  • 7 rooms: 510
  • 8 rooms: 313
  • 9 or more rooms: 608

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in City of Orange township, New Jersey:

  • 1 room: 732
  • 2 rooms: 1,061
  • 3 rooms: 2,468
  • 4 rooms: 2,305
  • 5 rooms: 1,481
  • 6 rooms: 514
  • 7 rooms: 154
  • 8 rooms: 62
  • 9 or more rooms: 88

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in City of Orange township:

  • no bedroom: 37
  • 1 bedroom: 171
  • 2 bedrooms: 789
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,106
  • 4 bedrooms: 454
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 463

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in City of Orange township:

  • no bedroom: 870
  • 1 bedroom: 3,659
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,182
  • 3 bedrooms: 884
  • 4 bedrooms: 174
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 96

Cars and other vehicles available in City of Orange township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 372
  • 1 vehicle: 1,053
  • 2 vehicles: 1,024
  • 3 vehicles: 480
  • 4 vehicles: 70
  • 5 or more vehicles: 21

Cars and other vehicles available in City of Orange township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 3,556
  • 1 vehicle: 4,084
  • 2 vehicles: 1,109
  • 3 vehicles: 93
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 15

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in City of Orange township:

  • Haitian (11.9%)
  • Jamaican (4.5%)
  • United States or American (3.9%)
  • Italian (3.3%)
  • Guyanese (2.9%)
  • African (2.8%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian (2.3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Haiti (27%)
  • Jamaica (12%)
  • Guyana (9%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (8%)
  • El Salvador (6%)
  • Peru (5%)
  • Nigeria (3%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,033 (53%)
  • Carpooled: 2,224 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,253 (17%)
  • Subway or elevated: 76 (1%)
  • Railroad: 670 (5%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 136 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 668 (5%)
  • Other means: 115 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 185 (1%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

People in group quarters in City of Orange township, New Jersey:

  • 324 people in nursing homes
  • 76 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 37 people in religious group quarters
  • 13 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 9 people in unknown juvenile institutions

72.6% of residents of City of Orange township speak English at home.
12.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (35% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
13.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (51% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (28% speak English very well, 43% speak English well, 29% speak English not well).
1.9% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 32,409
  • In family households: 27,366 (3,759 male householders, 3,954 female householders)
    3,724 spouses, 10,647 children (9,956 natural, 196 adopted, 495 stepchildren), 1,352 grandchildren, 856 brothers or sisters, 497 parents, 1,363 other relatives, 1,214 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,043 (1,735 male householders (1,468 living alone)), 2,443 female householders (2,127 living alone)), 865 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 459 (330 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,465 2-persons, 1,929 3-persons, 1,524 4-persons, 916 5-persons, 508 6-persons, 371 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 3,595 1-person, 469 2-persons, 60 3-persons, 32 4-persons, 22 5-persons,

3,484 married couples with children.
3,681 single-parent households (592 men, 3,089 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 643
Here:

16.5%
New Jersey:

13.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 498
Here:

23.3%
New Jersey:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 525
Here:

30.1%
New Jersey:

30.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in City of Orange township:

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