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All About

Living In East Orange, NJ

The small city of East Orange, New Jersey is home to slightly less than 65,000 people. The city's population, at an average age of just under 38, is younger than most cities in New Jersey. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in the area, and 74% of residents are renting. The trend is driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent of $1,049/month, which is $223 less than the state average.

Compared to the national average, East Orange has a large concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have a high school degree or GED (25%). Additionally, 9% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are two primary industries in East Orange: healthcare and retail. Together, these industries make up 18% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 8% of residents work in sales, making it the top profession in the city. East Orange workers earn an average annual income of about $56,000, about $30,000 less than the average New Jersey resident. The city's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.

East Orange has an average commute time of about 37 minutes, longer than the state average of about 34 minutes. Many residents (29%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is used by just 11% of the city. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number does exceed the national average.

Cost of Living

Average Rent in East Orange

Mar 20Feb 20Jan 20Dec 19Nov 19Oct 19Sep 19Aug 19Jul 19Jun 19May 19Apr 19
Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
$1,225$1,550$1,917$1,950
1,2251,5501,8212,149
1,2251,5501,8252,122
1,0961,4211,8121,800
1,2601,4421,6001,800
1,2251,4861,7232,395
1,3791,3921,7842,395
1,1851,3001,8501,800
1,0751,3001,8831,800
1,0901,3001,8831,800
1,2711,2501,8751,800
1,2711,2001,7391,622
*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Education

Top Schools in East Orange

  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Brookdale School

1230 Broad Street
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near Brookdale School
8/10
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Ridgewood Avenue School

235 Ridgewood Ave
Grades 3-6 | Public
Apartments Near Ridgewood Avenue School
8/10
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St Cloud

71 Sheridan Ave
Grades K-5 | Public
8/10
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Yantacaw

20 Yantacaw Place
Grades K-6 | Public
Apartments Near Yantacaw
8/10
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Ann Street School

30 Ann St
Grades PK-8 | Public
Apartments Near Ann Street School
7/10
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Brookdale Avenue School

14 Brookdale Court
Grades K-4 | Public
Apartments Near Brookdale Avenue School
7/10
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Demarest School

465 Broughton Ave
Grades K-6 | Public
Apartments Near Demarest School
7/10
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Forest Avenue School

118 Forest Ave
Grades K-4 | Public
Apartments Near Forest Avenue School
7/10
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Laning Avenue School

18 Lanning Rd
Grades PK-4 | Public
Apartments Near Laning Avenue School
7/10
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Mount Pleasant Elementary School

9 Manger Rd
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Mount Pleasant Elementary School
7/10
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Number 10

527 Belleville Ave
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Number 10
7/10
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Number 9

301 Ralph St
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Number 9
7/10
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Radcliffe

379 Bloomfield Ave
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near Radcliffe
7/10
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Redwood

75 Redwood Ave
Grades K-5 | Public
7/10
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Roosevelt

530 Stuyvesant Ave
Grades 4-8 | Public
Apartments Near Roosevelt
7/10
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Spring Garden

59 South Spring Garden Avenue
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near Spring Garden
7/10
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Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

Prospect Ave
Grades K-5 | Public
7/10
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Washington

155 Washington Ave
Grades K-6 | Public
Apartments Near Washington
7/10
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Lafayette Street School

205 Lafayette Street
Grades PK-8 | Public
Apartments Near Lafayette Street School
6/10
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Mount Vernon School

142 Mount Vernon Place
Grades PK-8 | Public
Apartments Near Mount Vernon School
6/10
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Science Park High School

260 Norfolk Street
Grades 7-12 | Public
Apartments Near Science Park High School
9/10
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Brookdale School

1230 Broad Street
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near Brookdale School
8/10
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Glen Ridge High School

200 Ridgewood Ave
Grades 7-12 | Public
Apartments Near Glen Ridge High School
8/10
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Ridgewood Avenue School

235 Ridgewood Ave
Grades 3-6 | Public
Apartments Near Ridgewood Avenue School
8/10
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Yantacaw

20 Yantacaw Place
Grades K-6 | Public
Apartments Near Yantacaw
8/10
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Ann Street School

30 Ann St
Grades PK-8 | Public
Apartments Near Ann Street School
7/10
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Demarest School

465 Broughton Ave
Grades K-6 | Public
Apartments Near Demarest School
7/10
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Number 10

527 Belleville Ave
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Number 10
7/10
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Number 9

301 Ralph St
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Number 9
7/10
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Radcliffe

379 Bloomfield Ave
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near Radcliffe
7/10
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Roosevelt

530 Stuyvesant Ave
Grades 4-8 | Public
Apartments Near Roosevelt
7/10
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Spring Garden

59 South Spring Garden Avenue
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near Spring Garden
7/10
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Washington

155 Washington Ave
Grades K-6 | Public
Apartments Near Washington
7/10
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Franklin Middle School (John H Walker Ms)

325 Franklin Ave
Grades 7-8 | Public
Apartments Near Franklin Middle School (John H Walker Ms)
6/10
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Lafayette Street School

205 Lafayette Street
Grades PK-8 | Public
Apartments Near Lafayette Street School
6/10
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Mount Vernon School

142 Mount Vernon Place
Grades PK-8 | Public
Apartments Near Mount Vernon School
6/10
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Cicely L. Tyson Community Middle-High School

35 Winans Street
Grades 6-12 | Public
Apartments Near Cicely L. Tyson Community Middle-High School
5/10
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Arts High School

550 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Grades 7-12 | Public
Apartments Near Arts High School
3/10
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Eagle Academy For Young Men

279 Chancellor Avenue
Grades 6-7 | Public
Apartments Near Eagle Academy For Young Men
3/10
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Science Park High School

260 Norfolk Street
Grades 7-12 | Public
Apartments Near Science Park High School
9/10
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Glen Ridge High School

200 Ridgewood Ave
Grades 7-12 | Public
Apartments Near Glen Ridge High School
8/10
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Essex County Vocational Technical School Bloomfield

209 Franklin St
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Essex County Vocational Technical School Bloomfield
7/10
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Columbia High School

17 Parker Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Columbia High School
6/10
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Montclair High School

100 Chestnut Street
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Montclair High School
6/10
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Nutley High School

300 Franklin Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Nutley High School
6/10
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Technology High School

187 Broadway
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Technology High School
6/10
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West Market Street Center

91 West Market St
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near West Market Street Center
6/10
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Bard Early College High School

321 Bergen Street
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Bard Early College High School
5/10
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Cicely L. Tyson Community Middle-High School

35 Winans Street
Grades 6-12 | Public
Apartments Near Cicely L. Tyson Community Middle-High School
5/10
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Essex Cty V N 13th St Nwk

300 North 13th St
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Essex Cty V N 13th St Nwk
5/10
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North Arlington High School

222 Ridge Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
5/10
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Bloomfield High School

160 Broad St
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Bloomfield High School
4/10
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West Orange High School

51 Conforti Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near West Orange High School
4/10
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Arts High School

550 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Grades 7-12 | Public
Apartments Near Arts High School
3/10
Great Schools®

Eagle Academy For Young Men

279 Chancellor Avenue
Grades 6-7 | Public
Apartments Near Eagle Academy For Young Men
3/10
Great Schools®

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