South Orange, NJ Overview

South Orange is primarily residential in character, providing a variety of quality of housing that ranges from modest colonials to magnificent Tudors and elegant Victorian mansions. The thriving downtown commercial area encompasses unique shops, boutiques, and service establishments in addition to popular restaurants and lively pubs.  South Orange is also home to the well-respected Seton Hall University, adding the intellectual stimulation and charm of a college town to its many attributes.  Bordering on the heavily wooded South Mountain Reservation, this naturally panoramic area encompasses more than 60 acres of lush parkland that complement the well-developed municipal and private facilities.  Offering quick access to the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 78, the community is ideal for commuters. 


Population Growth (since 2000) -4 %
Population Density (ppl / mile) 5,756.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.696
Households w/ Children 35 %

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 8 %
5+ Years in Residency 39 %
Median Year in Residency 3.83

Housing Inventory

South Orange, NJ Housing Inventory 3,915 277 1,706 3,915 277 1,706

Market Overview

67 listings with an estimated median price of $650,000

Price Count
$100K - 200K 1
$200K - 300K 6
$300K - 400K 6
$400K - 500K 2
$500K - 600K 12
$600K - 700K 10
$700K - 800K 10
$800K - 900K 13
$900K - 1M 5
$1M - Max 2
Property Type Count
Single Family 47
Townhouse 1
Condo 3
Commercial 3
Rental 21
Condo/Town/CoOp 7
Multi Family 6

(Data as of 12/13/2018)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

South Orange, NJ Population Demographics

Total: 16,434


Median Age: 37.17

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

South Orange, NJ Temperature

Weather Risk

South Orange, NJ Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below 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.

Education Climate Index

South Orange, NJ Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

South Orange, NJ Highest Education Level Attained 1,283 468 1,220 251 187 3,289 3,601 1,283 468 1,220 251 187 3,289 3,601

Employment and Finance


South Orange, NJ Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $124,482)

South Orange, NJ Income by dollar range 212 163 74 94 100 81 97 68 104 331 393 585 520 546 1,273 395 539 47

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

South Orange, NJ Crime

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