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South Orange, NJ Population and Races

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As of 2005-2009, the total population of South Orange is 16,091, which is 5.15% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 5.47% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The most prevalent race in South Orange is white, which represent 63.02% of the total population. The average South Orange education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2005-2009: 16,091. see rank

Population Growth Since 2000, see rank

South Orange, NJ
New Jersey

Population by Races

White:10,141 (63.02%, see rank)
Black:4,870 (30.27%, see rank)
Hispanic:450 (2.80%, see rank)
Asian:573 (3.56%, see rank)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):0 (0.00%, see rank)
One Race, Other:187 (1.16%, see rank)
Two or More Races:320 (1.99%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:262 (45.72%, see rank)
Chinese:54 (9.42%, see rank)
Filipino:110 (19.20%, see rank)
Japanese:9 (1.57%, see rank)
Korean:101 (17.63%, see rank)
Vietnamese:15 (2.62%, see rank)
Asian, Other:22 (3.84%, see rank)

*Based on 2005-2009 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

15,288 (95.01%) out of the total population of 16,091 reported first ancestry.

 South Orange, NJ% of the Total PopulationNew JerseyU.S.
Arab960.60%, see rank0.96%0.50%
Czech840.52%, see rank0.38%0.54%
Danish120.07%, see rank0.23%0.49%
Dutch900.56%, see rank1.31%1.68%
English8335.18%, see rank6.09%9.29%
French2131.32%, see rank1.71%3.90%
German1,74710.86%, see rank12.78%16.89%
Greek1480.92%, see rank0.77%0.45%
Hungarian2351.46%, see rank1.29%0.52%
Irish2,40814.96%, see rank16.05%12.01%
Italian1,84611.47%, see rank17.87%5.91%
Norwegian800.50%, see rank0.50%1.55%
Polish8475.26%, see rank6.63%3.32%
Portuguese360.22%, see rank0.93%0.48%
Russian8515.29%, see rank2.35%1.04%
Scotch-Irish1410.88%, see rank0.99%1.77%
Scottish2041.27%, see rank1.26%1.97%
Subsaharan African1731.08%, see rank1.00%0.88%
Swedish1390.86%, see rank0.66%1.45%
Swiss440.27%, see rank0.21%0.34%
Ukrainian2411.50%, see rank0.84%0.32%
American3302.05%, see rank3.14%6.43%
Welsh1400.87%, see rank0.46%0.65%

*Based on 2005-2009 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 7,701 (47.86%, see rank)
Females: 8,390 (52.14%, see rank)

South Orange, NJ
Male: 47.86%
Female: 52.14%
New Jersey
Male: 48.92%
Female: 51.08%
Male: 49.27%
Female: 50.73%

*Based on 2005-2009 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
South Orange, NJ
35.60 years old
New Jersey
38.30 years old
36.50 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
South Orange, NJ
35.20 years old
New Jersey
36.90 years old
35.20 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
South Orange, NJ
36.20 years old
New Jersey
39.80 years old
37.90 years old

 South Orange, NJ% of the Total PopulationNew JerseyU.S.
Under 5 years1,1867.37%, see rank6.49%6.92%
5 to 9 years1,1467.12%, see rank6.51%6.59%
10 to 14 years1,0106.28%, see rank6.74%6.83%
15 to 19 years1,5479.61%, see rank6.72%7.15%
20 to 24 years1,3148.17%, see rank5.99%7.02%
25 to 34 years1,67410.40%, see rank12.75%13.42%
35 to 44 years2,58016.03%, see rank15.22%14.18%
45 to 54 years2,48915.47%, see rank15.37%14.48%
55 to 64 years1,3598.45%, see rank11.02%10.81%
65 to 74 years8415.23%, see rank6.66%6.50%
75 to 84 6083.78%, see rank4.65%4.40%
85 years and over3372.09%, see rank1.87%1.71%

*Based on 2005-2009 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 South Orange, NJNew JerseyU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population9,888, 100%5,842,758197,440,772
Less Than High School449, 4.54%, see rank13.18%15.42%
High School Graduate1,244, 12.58%, see rank29.90%29.31%
Some College or Associate Degree1,546, 15.64%, see rank22.78%27.74%
Bachelor Degree3,406, 34.45%, see rank21.48%17.42%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree3,243, 32.80%, see rank12.66%10.12%
USA.com Education Index#15.80, see rank13.6713.34
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2005-2009 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 South Orange, NJ New JerseyU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten69429.83%70.17%61.09%38.91%68.32%31.68%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)1,66981.85%, see rank18.15%, see rank88.06%11.94%88.96%11.04%
High School (Grades 9-12)81587.73%, see rank12.27%, see rank87.75%12.25%90.33%9.67%
College2,04029.12%, see rank70.88%, see rank70.48%29.52%76.92%23.08%
Graduate School31737.85%, see rank62.15%, see rank49.14%50.86%58.97%41.03%

*Based on 2005-2009 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 South Orange, NJNew JerseyU.S.
Total Households5,322, 100%3,152,877112,611,029
Average Household Size2.84, see rank2.682.60
1 Person Households1,182, 22.21%, see rank25.94%27.32%
2 or More Person Households4,140, 77.79%, see rank74.06%72.68%
Family Households (Families)3,696, 69.45%, see rank69.23%66.67%
Average Family Size3.41, see rank3.333.27
Married-Couple Family3,088, 58.02%, see rank51.92%49.71%
Nonfamily Households1,626, 30.55%, see rank30.77%33.33%

*Based on 2005-2009 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 South Orange, NJ%New JerseyU.S.
15 Years and Over Total12,749see rank6,942,279240,146,935
Males, 15 Years and Over6,052100%, see rank3,357,498117,166,601
Never Married2,48841.11%, see rank35.10%34.13%
Married3,26253.90%, see rank55.61%54.15%
Widowed1232.03%, see rank2.71%2.53%
Divorced1792.96%, see rank6.59%9.19%
Females, 15 Years and Over6,697100%, see rank3,584,781122,980,334
Never Married2,41336.03%, see rank28.89%27.67%
Married3,37750.43%, see rank51.03%50.88%
Widowed3905.82%, see rank10.53%9.85%
Divorced5177.72%, see rank9.54%11.60%

*Based on 2005-2009 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 South Orange, NJ%New JerseyU.S.
Native13,77185.58%, see rank80.34%87.61%
Born in the State of Residence6,71741.74%, see rank52.61%58.98%
Born in Different State6,87142.70%, see rank25.40%27.35%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1831.14%, see rank2.33%1.29%
Foreign Born2,32014.42%, see rank19.66%12.39%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship1,4148.79%, see rank9.80%5.28%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship9065.63%, see rank9.86%7.11%
Born In Europe6994.34%, see rank3.77%1.64%
Born In Asia3462.15%, see rank5.93%3.34%
Born In Africa870.54%, see rank0.88%0.46%
Born In Oceania150.09%, see rank0.03%0.07%
Born In Latin America1,0696.64%, see rank8.85%6.60%
Born In Northern America1040.65%, see rank0.19%0.28%

*Based on 2005-2009 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 South Orange, NJ%New JerseyU.S.
English4,40482.75%, see rank71.12%80.35%
Spanish2123.98%, see rank13.41%11.21%
Other Indo-European Languages57210.75%, see rank9.72%4.62%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages811.52%, see rank4.33%2.95%
Other531.00%, see rank1.42%0.87%

*Based on 2005-2009 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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