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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
West Orange Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 47,609. West Orange Township is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in West Orange Township offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Orange Township there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in West Orange Township and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in West Orange Township are highly rated.
About West Orange Township...
Population
47,609

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$370,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,450
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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West Orange Township Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    109.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    67.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    289.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,293.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    178.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in West Orange Township

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$93,954
National
$55,322
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Excellent place to live, quite, safe, good schools, easy access to train stations, 15min commute to shopping, malls, and to surreounding townships: Florham Park, Parsippany , Whippany, Summit, Madison. About 35 min ride to Newark airport. Taxes are high but I must say I did my math and compare cost of homes in the aforementioned areas and prices are higher, therefore at the end the out of pocket expenses will be about same. So if you’d a quite, nice place to live with great location and very good schools this is the right place to live. Good luck!
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Amazing place to live. I have lived here all my life and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. Because of some surrounding towns that aren’t as safe, WO gets a bad rep sometimes. However I feel safe in every part of this town. In addition there is a ton of wildlife and outdoor activities which is something rare in Essex County. The turtle back zoo is great to have in your backyard and both uptown and downtown have some great restaurants and bars. The public schools are great as well...no need to send your kids to private school, you’re paying high taxes, most of which go to the schools so you might as well utilize them
West Orange Township is where I grew up so it certainly is significant to me. This town has demonstrated on numerous occasions how socially aware they are. The diversity in this town is an aspect of West Orange that I find admirable. In times of need, such as when the recent snow storm hit, this town became unified and gathered various resources in order to protect and keep the children safe, no matter their social class or race. In addition, the many events that this town hosts boosts more cultural unification which is why our town is so populated; it attracts the eye of many looking to purchase a home that is neighborhood-friendly and diverse.