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Wantage is a township in Sussex County, in the New York metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for Wantage, England. Another suggests that the name derives from an Indian term for "that way" or "wise speaker"
The latitude of Wantage is 41.244N. The longitude is -74.551W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 627 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 10,387.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wantage demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sussex 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 07822 ZIP code.
20% of Wantage residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wantage ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wantage was $22,488, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Wantage residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wantage, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $654. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,462.
Sussex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wantage political report.
The average commute time for Wantage workers is 39 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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