West Orange, New Jersey Population 2024

47,345

West Orange is a city located in New Jersey. West Orange has a 2024 population of 47,345. West Orange is currently declining at a rate of -0.64% annually and its population has decreased by -2.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,703 in 2020.

The average household income in West Orange is $163,034 with a poverty rate of 6.6%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in West Orange is 41.7 years, 40.3 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.

West Orange Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West Orange was:

  • White: 47.01%
  • Black or African American: 27.02%
  • Other race: 11.15%
  • Two or more races: 8.58%
  • Asian: 5.95%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
12.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,944.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.79% (-1,358)
The current population of West Orange, New Jersey is 47,345 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 48,703.

West Orange, New Jersey Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White22,75347.01%
Black or African American13,07927.02%
Other race5,39711.15%
Two or more races4,1528.58%
Asian2,8825.95%
Native American1360.28%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

West Orange Population by Race

West Orange Population Pyramid 2024

West Orange Median Age

41.7

Total

40.3

Male

43.4

Female

West Orange Adults

There are 38,356 adults, (8,997 of whom are seniors) in West Orange.

West Orange Age Dependency

64.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

West Orange Sex Ratio

Female24,94551.54%
Male23,45448.46%

West Orange Population by Age

West Orange Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All17,3442.7471.928.1
Married9,5823.3882.717.3
Non Family4,8991.155743
Female2,0323.2464.235.8
Male8313.653.546.5

3.28

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

71.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

West Orange Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8045.26%
9th to 12th Grade9232.69%
High School Graduate6,31418.41%
Some College4,88914.25%
Associates Degree2,2386.52%
Bachelors Degree10,27529.95%
Graduate Degree7,86122.92%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

West Orange Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West Orange Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White15,93715,26210,085
Black8,5908,0924,115
Hispanic6,0644,6681,704
Other Race3,8462,789902
2+ Races2,4452,2151,089
Asian2,4192,3271,659
Native American92690

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.2%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.58%.

West Orange Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$69,142$72,614$66,558
Less Than 9th Grade$38,456$45,044$20,132
High School Graduate$35,678$38,250$34,612
Some College$48,950$58,096$41,648
Bachelors Degree$88,059$91,101$85,696
Graduate Degree$118,047$139,185$106,867

$69,142

Average Earnings

$72,614

Average Male

$66,558

Average Female

West Orange Earnings by Educational Attainment

West Orange Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

West Orange Language

67.47% of West Orange residents speak only English, while 32.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.46% of the population.

West Orange Language

West Orange Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic9,4921,42415%
White20,3211,0865.34%
Other5,37868312.7%
Black12,6914743.73%
Multiple4,1302465.96%
Asian2,8771314.55%
Native131107.63%

6.6%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.27%

Male Poverty Rate

7.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West Orange

The race most likely to be in poverty in West Orange is Hispanic, with 15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West Orange is Black, with 3.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.75%.

West Orange Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.78%
Some College9.02%
High School7.33%
Bachelors or Greater2.8%

West Orange Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed22.99%
Male Unemployed18.45%
Male Employed3.03%
Female Employed2.8%

West Orange Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West Orange Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$127,931$163,034
Families$152,495$193,295
Married Families$178,841$-999,999,999
Non Families$48,676$80,371

mean

median

Income by Household Type

West Orange Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

West Orange Married by Age and Sex

male

female

West Orange Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

West Orange Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

West Orange Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,309

Number of Veterans

1,241

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam584
Second Gulf War207
First Gulf War144
World War II86
Korea66

West Orange Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74454
75+395
35 to 54279
55 to 64133
18 to 3448

West Orange Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White8464.53%
Black3123.13%
2+ Races722.64%
Hispanic700.99%
Other Race681.59%
Asian110.43%

West Orange Veterans by Race

West Orange Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.2%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

West Orange Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68.7%

Labor Force Participation

64.1%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

West Orange Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

West Orange Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

West Orange Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

44.49%

Born in West Orange

71.76%

Native Born

28.24%

Foreign Born

11.79%

Non Citizen

16.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

71.76% of West Orange residents were born in the United States, with 44.49% having been born in New Jersey. 11.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West Orange Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202945,815-306-0.66%
202846,121-306-0.66%
202746,427-306-0.65%
202646,733-306-0.65%
202547,039-306-0.65%
202447,345-306-0.64%
202347,651-306-0.64%
202247,957-306-0.63%
202148,263-440-0.9%
202048,7039642.02%
201947,739-8-0.02%
201847,747180.04%
201747,7297701.64%
201646,959800.17%
201546,879530.11%
201446,826840.18%
201346,7422840.61%
201246,458190.04%
201146,4392750.6%
201046,16400%

West Orange Population by Year