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The Borough of East Newark had a population of 2,631 as of July 1, 2021. East 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 East Newark is located at latitude 40.7484 and longitude -74.1618 in Hudson County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of East Newark encompass a land area of 0.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Hudson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Borough of East Newark 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.

The Borough of East Newark is located within Town of Harrison, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hudson County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for East Newark: Harrison.

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East Newark, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,631 (100%)
Population in Households 2,631 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,106 (80.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 25,668
Diversity Index2 80


Median Household Income $70,851
Average Household Income $87,452
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $27,444
Wealth Index5 61


Total HU (Housing Units) 861 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 239 (27.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 583 (67.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $323,737
Average Home Value $321,548
Housing Affordability Index3 96


Total Households 822
Average Household Size 3.2
Family Households 617
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.97% 11.3%
Households 0.91% 11.14%
Families 0.93% 11.16%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
Owner Occupied HU   1.22%

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, 2021 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 # 365 33rd
Population Density # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 406 26th
Housing Affordability Index # 134 25th
Per Capita Income # 500 8th
Diversity Index # 43 92nd

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