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South Orange is a township in Essex County, in the New York metro area.
The latitude of South Orange is 40.746N. The longitude is -74.242W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 148 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 16,964.
Sections below provide additional information and links about South Orange demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Essex 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 07079 ZIP code.
9% of South Orange residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the South Orange ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in South Orange was $41,035, compared with $21,587 nationally.
57% of South Orange residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in South Orange, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $837. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,409.
Newspapers in South Orange include South Orange News-Record
Essex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our South Orange political report.
The average commute time for South Orange workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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