West Orange, NJ Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 16,825 housing units in West Orange. This represents a 10.3% growth from 15,256 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 16,825 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in West Orange is about 70.2%. West Orange's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 2.6%. Average household size is 2.67 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in West Orange were built after 1955.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type1.10%
One Bedroom14.50%
Two Bedrooms23.90%
Three Bedrooms36.70%
Four Bedrooms18.10%
Five Bedrooms or more5.60%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.85
Median year structure was built1954
Median Value of occupied units$209,200
Median Price asked for vacant units$219,200

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.23
Median year structure was built1957
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$724

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage5.90%
Home Equity Loan10.50%
Simple Mortgage53.80%
Debt Free29.50%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs22.4%