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East Newark, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of East Newark is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hudson County at latitude 40.752 and longitude -74.1622. Hudson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of East Newark, but most people and references simply refer to it as East Newark, New Jersey.

The P1 Census Class Code for East Newark indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of East Newark (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Newark: Harrison.

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East Newark, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,564
Population in Households 2,564
Population in Familes 2,046
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 25,088
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 810
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 607
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 849 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 225 (26.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 585 (68.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $294,375
Average Home Value $323,667


Median Household Income $52,949
Average Household Income $63,556
Per Capita Income $20,078
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.51% 1.52%
Households 1.54% 1.56%
Families 1.53% 1.56%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   2.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

East Newark, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Newark to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 366 33rd
Population Density1 # 5 99th
Diversity Index2 # 31 94th
Median Household Income # 444 19th
Per Capita Income # 520 5th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.