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Newark, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Newark is the largest city in New Jersey with a population of 284,134 as of July 1, 2019. Newark ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newark is located at latitude 40.7357 and longitude -74.1724 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newark encompass a land area of 24.19 sq. miles and a water area of 1.92 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The City of Newark (GNIS ID: 885317) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newark: Milford, New Worke, Nieworke, Youngs Point.

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Newark, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Newark, NJ Housing Affordability Index is 56
State of New Jersey Housing Affordability Index is 91
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Newark, NJ Wealth Index is 38
State of New Jersey Wealth Index is 148
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 284,134
Population in Households 268,045
Population in Familes 213,082
Population in Group Qrtrs 16,089
Population Density 11,769
Diversity Index1 83
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,238
Average Household Income $54,202
Per Capita Income $18,708
Wealth Index3 38

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 113,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,051 (18.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 75,820 (66.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,558 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $256,031
Housing Affordability Index2 56
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 96,871
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 63,121
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.28% 0.37%
Households 0.28% 0.39%
Families 0.26% 0.36%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

Newark, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newark to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1 100th
Population Density # 21 96th
Diversity Index # 26 95th
Median Household Income # 529 3rd
Per Capita Income # 531 3rd

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