is a town located in Essex County, New Jersey
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 16,964.
Geography\nSouth Orange is located at 40°44'52" North, 74°15'32" West (40.747650, -74.258811)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 7.4 km²
). 7.4 km² (2.8 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 16,964 people, 5,522 households, and 3,766 families residing in the town. The population density
is 2,298.2/km² (5,945.3/mi²). There are 5,671 housing units at an average density of 768.3/km² (1,987.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 60.41% White, 31.30% African American
, 0.09% Native American
, 3.89% Asian
, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.57% from other races, and 2.71% from two or more races. 4.93% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 5,522 households out of which 33.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% are married couples living together, 10.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% are non-families. 25.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.69 and the average family size is 3.26.
In the town the population is spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 17.5% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $83,611, and the median income for a family is $107,641. Males have a median income of $61,809 versus $42,238 for females. The per capita income for the town is $41,035. 5.3% of the population and 1.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 2.6% are under the age of 18 and 5.4% are 65 or older.