|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of East Orange is 68,903. East Orange, New Jersey is the 547th largest city in the US.
East Orange is located entirely in Essex County.
The peak population of East Orange was in 1990, when its population was 73,621. In 1990, East Orange was the 307th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 547th largest city in the US. East Orange is currently 6.4% smaller than it was in 1990.
East Orange has shrunk 1.2% since the year 2000. East Orange, New Jersey's growth is extremely below average. 84% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
East Orange has a population density of 16,378.7 people per square mile. East Orange has the 10th highest population density in New Jersey.
|541||Passaic, New Jersey||69,633||2.5%|
|542||Yuba City, California||69,536||36.0%|
|543||Eau Claire, Wisconsin||69,441||11.7%|
|544||Bayonne, New Jersey||69,211||11.9%|
|547||East Orange, New Jersey||68,903||-1.2%|
|548||St. Cloud, Minnesota||68,818||15.1%|
|549||Union City, California||68,681||1.7%|
|551||San Marcos, Texas||68,580||88.3%|
The total voting age population of East Orange, New Jersey, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 41,796. The voting age population is 45.7% male and 54.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 12.3% of the residents of East Orange are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of East Orange are 84.6% Black, 8.0% Other, 3.4% White, 1.8% Asian, 1.6% Two or more races, 0.5% American Indian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 11.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In East Orange, 18.0% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 24.6%. On a per-household basis, 15.6% of families are below the poverty line in East Orange.
Among those aged 16 and older, 66.3% of East Orange residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 87.2% of East Orange residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 19.7% have a bachelor's degree and 6.2% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among East Orange residents aged 5 and older, 22.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 9.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 9.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.6% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in East Orange is 12.6%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In East Orange, 18.4% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in East Orange is $48,072.
In East Orange, 25.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 74.4% of housing units in East Orange.
Of all the housing units in East Orange, 31.9% of them were build before 1940.
In East Orange, 4.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 1,300 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in East Orange is $1,114.
In East Orange, 79.9% of households have an active broadband internet connection.