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East Orange is a city in Essex County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named for the European ruling family

The latitude of East Orange is 40.767N. The longitude is -74.205W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 157 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 69,212.


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Median household income
Local
$32,346
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our East Orange demographic reports
Broke from Orange during the Civil War
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,394. The number of murders and homicides was 22. The violent crime rate was 19.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2001 movie, "A Beautiful Mind"
Well-known residents have included:
· Whitney Houston, singer and actress
· Dionne Warwick, singer
· Gordon MacRae, singer and actor
· Althea Gibson, tennis player
· Queen Latifah, singer, actress
Local bands (past and present) have included Naughty by Nature
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 115

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0% of East Orange residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the East Orange ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in East Orange was $16,488, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of East Orange residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in East Orange include Central Avenue Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in East Orange, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $600.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,470.


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Libraries in East Orange include Ampere Branch, East Orange Public Library, Elmwood Branch, Franklin Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in East Orange include East Orange Record

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Essex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our East Orange political report.

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The average commute time for East Orange workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in East Orange between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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