Location in New Jersey
|Foundation :||March 4, 1863|
|State :||United States|
|State :||New Jersey|
|County :||Essex County|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
|Residents :||65,378 (as of 2017)|
|Population density :||6,409.6 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||10.2 km 2 (approx. 4 mi 2 )|
|Height :||50 m|
|Postcodes :||07018, 07019|
|Area code :||+1 973|
|GNIS ID :||0876059|
|Mayor :||Ted R. Green
(early 2018 to late 2021)
East Orange City Hall, in front of it statue of Abraham Lincoln
- Upsala College
East Orange Campus of 1893 by Scandinavian immigrants in New York founded and of the Swedish Lutheran Church (was since 1924 Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod in North America supported) Upsala College . The private college had up to 1,500 students in the 1930s and 1940s. From 1978 to 1992 there was another campus in Wantage Township in Sussex County . The rise in crime in the area around the campus in East Orange in the 1970s and 1980s had an impact on the number of well-to-do students, and the quality of the courses also fell. Financial problems led to the closure of the college on May 31, 1995. The campus area became the property of the city, which now uses the buildings in the eastern part for the East Orange Campus High School . Buildings in the western part of the site increasingly fell into disrepair and were largely demolished in 2006 in order to be able to use the site for residential development. Frederick Haussmann and Käthe Bauer-Mengelberg taught at Upsala College .
As of the 2000 census, there are 69,824 people, 26,024 households, and 16,082 families in the city. The population density is 6,859.8 inhabitants per km². 3.84% of the population are White, 89.46% African American , 0.25% Native American , 0.43% Asian , 0.07% Pacific Islander , 2.14% from other races, and 3.80% mixed race . 4.70% are Latinos of various origins.
Of the 26,024 households, 31.9% have children under the age of 18. 26.0% of these are married couples living together, 28.8% are single mothers, 38.2% are not families, 33.0% are single households and 11.0% are people over 65. The average household size is 2 , 63, the average family size 3.37.
28.1% of the population are under 18 years old, 9.8% between 18 and 24, 30.1% between 25 and 44, 20.8% between 45 and 64, 11.2% older than 65. The average age is 33 years. The ratio of women to men is 100: 81.9, for people older than 18 the ratio is 100: 74.7.
The median income for a household is $ 32,346 and the median income for a family is $ 38,562. Males have a median income of $ 31,905 versus $ 30,268 for females. The per capita income for the city is $ 16,488. 19.2% of the population and 15.9% of families live below the poverty line, of which 24.7% are children or adolescents under the age of 18 and 14.0% of the people are over 65.
sons and daughters of the town
- Cozy Cole (1906-1981), swing drummer
- George Platt Lynes (1907–1955), photographer
- John S. Wold (1916-2017), politician
- James Blish (1921-1975), science fiction writer
- Gordon MacRae (1921–1986), singer and actor
- Carolyn Heilbrun (1926–2003), writer and women's rights activist
- Dionne Warwick (* 1940), singer and television presenter
- Richard Thaler (* 1945), economist, Nobel Prize 2017
- Robert David Hall (born 1947), actor
- Bill Ware (* 1959), jazz musician and composer
- Laura Bruce (* 1959), artist
- Carin Jennings-Gabarra (* 1965), soccer player and coach
- Kerri Chandler (* 1969), house producer and DJ
- Dorian Missick (born 1976), actor
- Naturi Naughton (* 1984), actress and singer
- Malcolm Jenkins (born 1987), American football player