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

The latitude of West Orange is 40.798N. The longitude is -74.239W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 443 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 44,943.


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Median household income
Local
$69,254
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Orange demographic reports
West Orange is partly within the Watchung Mountains
Transformed by Thomas A. Edison's decision to move operations here in 1887. Edison's laboratory produced the movie camera, improved phonography, sound recording, sound movies and the alkaline electric storage battery
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 81. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "One True Thing"
· 1993 movie, "Six Degrees of Separation"
· 1903 movie, "The Great Train Robbery"
· TV series, "The Sopranos"
· 2006 movie, "Little Children"
Well-known residents have included:
· Thomas Alva Edison, inventor
· David Cassidy, teenage idol
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Nearby parks & recreation: South Mountain Reservation, Eagle Rock Reservation
West Orange attractions: Turtle Back Zoo
Historic sites and museums: Edison National Historic Site
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.)

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6% of West Orange residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Orange ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Orange was $34,412, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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43% of West Orange residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in West Orange include Edison National Historic Site, Llewellyn Park Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in West Orange, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $788.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,926.


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Libraries in West Orange include Tory Corner Branch, West Orange Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in West Orange include West Orange Chronicle

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

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West Orange restaurants taking online reservations include Diamonds Riverside, The Manor - Fine Buffet Dining, The Manor - Terrace Lounge a la Carte Dining ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for West Orange workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in West Orange between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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