East Orange 63 Below average
East Orange Livability #484 ranked city in New Jersey#19,940 ranked city in the USARanks better than 31% of areas

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      Living in East Orange, NJ

      East Orange is a moderately-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. The city has a population of 64,621 residents. With a population density of 16,453 people per square mile, East Orange is well above the nation's average density level. According to Census, the majority (89%) of East Orange residents identify as Black or African American followed by 3% White and 1% Asian. East Orange is not known to have a high population (over 15 years old) of married people. At only 40% married, this city falls well below the national average.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in East Orange is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before relocating to any new city in New Jersey, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. The best areas in East Orange and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, weather, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the New Jersey and national averages.

      With a livability score of 55 out of 100, East Orange is ranked #27,108 in the United States and #523 in New Jersey. This is not a favorable rating; as this score ranks among some of the lowest in America. Living in East Orange may not be a pleasant experience. This city has also earned the dubious distinction of of being ranked among the bottom 10 percent of all US cities. For each of the livability categories, we know that East Orange ranks very well for amenities (A+). Regrettably for East Orange, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy East Orange on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in East Orange is actually affordable. The median home price for East Orange homes is $209,500, which is 33.8% lower than the New Jersey average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in East Orange, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.5, which is 27.9% higher than the New Jersey average.

      East Orange transportation information

      Statistic East Orange New Jersey National
      Average one way commute35min31min26min
      Workers who drive to work58.5%71.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.9%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit24.8%11.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.0%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk5.0%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home2.2%4.1%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The East Orange, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).