West Orange is a suburban township in central Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 46,207, reflecting an increase of 1,264 (+2.8%) from the 44,943 counted in the 2000 Census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 12.171 square miles, including 12.046 square miles of land and 0.125 square miles of water. It is located approximately 5 miles west of downtown Newark and 13 miles west of New York City.
West Orange borders the Essex County communities of Essex Fells, Livingston, Millburn, Maplewood, Montclair, Orange, Roseland, Verona and South Orange.
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Crestmont, Crystal Lake, Llewellyn Park, Pleasantdale and Saint Cloud.