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

The community was named after William of Orange.

The latitude of Orange is 40.768N. The longitude is -74.236W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 197 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 32,868.


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Median household income
Local
$35,759
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Orange demographic reports
Orange is in the Watchung Hills.
Once a hat-manufacturing center.
Filming location for:
· 2002 movie, "Catch Me If You Can"
Well-known residents have included:
· Roy Scheider, actor
· Jim Ringo, football player
· Lloyd H. Conover, inventor of the antibiotic tetracycline
· John Stetson, creator of the hat named for him
· Dule Hill, actor
· Althea Gibson, tennis player and golfer
Local bands (past and present) have included The Angels (1960s girl group)
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Orange demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Essex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07050 ZIP code.

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1% of Orange residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Orange ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Orange was $16,861, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Orange residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Orange, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $636.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,603.


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Newspapers in Orange include Orange Transcript

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

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The average commute time for Orange workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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