Get to know East Orange, NJ

The city of East Orange lies in Essex County, next to Newark.  It originally was incorporated as a township before being reincorporated as a city in 1899.  East Orange lies less than 8 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport.  The city’s population has seen consistent decline since the 1960’s.  Parts of the city lie in the Urban Enterprise Zone, which enjoys a reduced sales tax in an effort to encourage employment.  Famous residents have included actor John Amos, Whitney Houston, and Eddie Rabbitt.

Quick Facts

Population: 64,578

Median Household Income: $36,921

Median Property Value: $211,800

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