Life in East Orange, New Jersey

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to East Orange, New Jersey? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in East Orange?
Jake Dempsey reports in this review:
WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
The weather in East Orange is very similar to other weather in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. For the most part the summers are long and hot. During the summer months there are some powerful thunderstorms which can produce hail, as well as some tropical storms including the rare hurricane. During the winter months there are many snow storms that can dump up towards forty inches of snow throughout the season.There is an enormous amount of crime in this city. There are organized gangs that deal in assault, different extortion rings,and most importantly, drugs. The drugs and gang violence associated with the drugs are absolutely all-encompassing. There is more crime than the police are able to keep up with and many times it just seems better to move away from the area rather than to deal with the crime. There are murders and assaults in this city almost every month.The best parts of town are in the northern parts near Bloomburg plaza. This area is home to some of the oldest and most historic mansions from when East Orange was a respectful city nearly one hundred years ago. The people in this area are typically white and wealthy. The worst part of the town is in the main city proper, which is full of rowhomesand dilapidated apartment complexes. The majority of people who live in this part of town are black or African American, and very poor.The majority of the people in this town are poor, black, young, single, and under-educated. The people in this town are generally wary of any strangers that come into the town for fear of police connections as well as gang affiliations. For the most part, anyone who is white, older, educated, and white collar will not fit in well in this town, and quite frankly, will be a target for crimes and derision by the people in the town.
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The downtown shopping area is decent in terms of cultural markets, but not much else.There is the Ponderosa which is a decent place to eat at a low cost. There is another restaurant called Ming Ku Laus for good Chinese food.The public schools here are absolutely awful because there is bad funding, poor students, and teachers who do not care.There is very limited opportunities to meet the singles in this town unless you want to count single parents.
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There is traffic and airplanes from the Newark airport that cause a great deal of noise.One of the neighboring towns is called West Orange, and it is pretty much the same type of place to live and operate in as East Orange. There are a lot of drugs and other crimes that are taking place in this city as well. There is a lower cost of living, but neither place is preferable to another. One of the other neighboring towns is called Newark. It is another dangerous and crime ridden town, but since it has a better police force and actual houses to live in, Newark is better to live in than East Orange.The local hospital is called the East Orange Hospital. They are good for most things, and are specially trained for gunshots.The best places to visit are the historical mansions and their surrounding parks.
General comments   
Unless you are in the very wealthy part of town then the entire place feels like a ghetto. There are nothing but crumbling apartments and infrastructure, with literal gangs of people hanging out on the steps of these places simply because they have no jobs to go to or because they are trying to sell or steal something from the individuals in the town. The town feels like a very dangerous place to live and an even worse place to visit.   
East Orange, New Jersey population: 64270

How many black people live in East Orange? How many white people?
Number of White People2657Percentage of White people4.1%
Number of Black People58193Percentage of Black people90.5%
Number of Hispanic People6087Percentage of Hispanic people9.5%
Number of Asian People793Percentage of Asian people1.3%
Number of American Indian People681Percentage of American Indian people1.1%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

East Orange, New Jersey

Percent college grads: 16.8%
Percent grad school grads: 4.3%
Unemployment rate: 18.5
Median house value: 257800
Median income: 40358

How many singles in East Orange?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
468859950.78men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
260938740.67men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
217034410.63men for each woman

Crimes in East Orange, New Jersey
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault2720%2%
Auto Theft3601%3%

Weather History for East Orange, New Jersey

East Orange, New Jersey Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year0003175525858920
How many days and how much precipitation and snow for East Orange, New Jersey?

Number of days of rain
(.1 inch or greater)
total rainfallNumber of days of snow
(.5 inch or greater)
Total snowfall
Average year74481625
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year06902148374335850

How many hot humid days a year does East Orange, New Jersey have?
How many cloudy days a year does East Orange, New Jersey have?
How many sunny days a year does East Orange, New Jersey have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does East Orange, New Jersey have? How windy is it?
See below for the answers!
MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year7926410100864899127

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.