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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ Community Information

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History:

South Orange is a quaint residential community boasting authentic Tudor, Colonial, and Victorian homes, streets dotted with gaslights, beautiful parks, and a bustling Village center. The history of the town dates back to May 21, 1666, when Connecticut settlers landed on the shores of the Passaic River. Guided by Captain Robert Treat and Lieutenant Samuel Swaine, the group purchased land, now known as Newark, from the Lenni Lenape Indians on July 11, 1666. Those families wishing to farm moved westward into South Orange and surrounding areas. In 1678, the Lenapes sold the settlers a second parcel of land running from the East Branch of the Rahway River to the mountain top. South Orange was part of Newark until 1806, when what is now the Oranges and Maplewood were set off as "Orange Township." The name Orange came into use in the second half of the 18th century, and was officially adopted by a meeting of the inhabitants in 1780. The name South Orange first appeared in print in a newspaper ad in 1793 in "Wood's Gazette." It replaced such old names as Chestnut Hill and the Mountain Plantation.

General Information:

Town Name: South Orange
City Hall:
Address: 101 South Orange Ave., South Orange NJ 07079
Phone Number: 973-378-7715
Land Area:
Distance to NYC: 21 miles
Town Website: http://www.southorange.org/
Library Website: http://www1.youseemore.com/southorange/
Water Service:
Gas & Electric:
  • Quick Facts
    Population: 17,262 Population Density / Mile: 6,063
    Median Age: 37.29 Number of Households: 5,992
    Average Household Size: 2.667 Households with Children: 1,988
    Median Household Income: $118,906
  • Population
    Population: 17,262 Population Density / Mile: 6,063
    % Change in Population Since 2010: 1.03% Male Population: 8,409
    Female Population: 8,852 Median Age: 37.29
  • Households
    Number of Households: 5,992 Average Household Size: 2.667
    Households with Children: 1,988 Households without Children: 2,064
    Family Households: 4,052 Non-Family Households: 414
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $118,906 Average Household Income: $161,664
    Per Capita Income: $57,476 Average Total Household Expenditure: $57,577
  • Education
    Educational Climate Index: 4

    1 = Low, 5 = High

    The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

  • Employment
Annual Precipitation: 51.7 Average January Low Temperature: 18.42
Average January High Temperature: 37.93 Average July Low Temperature: 62.2
Average July High Temperature: 85.32  
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School Information:
CLINTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
COLUMBIA SR HIGH SCHOOL Details/Map
JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
MAPLEWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL Details/Map
MARSHALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
MONTROSE EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER Details/Map
SETH BOYDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
SOUTH MOUNTAIN ANNEX Details/Map
SOUTH MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
SOUTH ORANGE MIDDLE SCHOOL Details/Map
TUSCAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Details/Map
New Jersey School Performance Reports:
Clinton (Elementary School) View Report
Columbia Sr High (Secondary School) View Report
Jefferson (Elementary School) View Report
Maplewood Middle (Elementary School) View Report
Marshall (Elementary School) View Report
Seth Boyden (Elementary School) View Report
South Mountain/Annex (Elementary School) View Report
South Orange Middle (Elementary School) View Report
Tuscan (Elementary School) View Report

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  • Aina R. Lin-Hsieh
  • e-Pro, SRES
  • Contact Phone: (201) 889-2085
  • Email: Aina@AinaLin.com
  • Neno-Rosa Agency
  • Office Phone:(201) 997-7860

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ Community Information

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