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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.
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