Living in Newark, NJ

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Newark SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
9.5
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
4
Commute
3

Newark, NJ Crime Report

7,743
Total Crimes
2,743.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
6.81%
Above National Average

Newark, NJ Cost Of Living

112
Newark's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Newark, New Jersey Info Snack

Newark (/nju.rk/, locally /njrk/) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. As one of the nation's major air, shipping, and rail hubs, the city had a population of 277,140 in 2010, making it the nation's 67th-most populous municipality, after being ranked 63rd in the nation in 2000. For 2015, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program calculated a population of 281,944, an increase of 1.7% from the 2010 enumeration, ranking the city the 70th largest in the nation. Newark is the second largest city in the New York metropolitan area, located approximately 8 miles (13 km) west of lower Manhattan.
Population
280,463
Unemployment
12.8%
Poverty
28.0%
Median Home
$231,500
Median Income
$35,181
Median Rent
$1,055

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Map Of Newark, NJ

Population over time in Newark

Year Population % Change
2017 280,463 -0.8%
2016 282,803 1.0%
2015 280,139 0.1%
2014 279,793 0.4%
2013 278,750 0.5%
2012 277,357 0.3%
2011 276,478 0.4%
2010 275,512 0.3%
2009 274,674 -
Crime/100k Newark NJ USA
Violent Crime 733.0 208.1 368.9
Murder 26.6 3.2 5.0
Robbery 244.1 71.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 409.2 117.4 246.8
Property Crime 2010.2 1404.9 2199.5
Burglary 294.8 215.9 376.0
Larceny 1001.6 1065.1 1594.6
Car Theft 713.9 123.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Newark

White
10.6% (29,814)
African American
48.1% (134,863)
American Indian
0.3% (914)
Asian
2.1% (5,790)
Hawaiian
0.0% (37)
Other
1.7% (4,843)
Two Or More
0.8% (2,195)
Hispanic
36.4% (102,007)
Race Newark NJ USA
White 10.6% 55.8% 61.1%
African American 48.1% 12.7% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 2.1% 9.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 1.7% 0.4% 0.2%
Two Or More 0.8% 1.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 36.4% 19.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Newark, New Jersey

Less than $10,000
15.1% (4,230,623)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.1% (2,268,876)
$15,000 to $24,999
14.9% (4,174,176)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.7% (3,286,947)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.4% (3,768,916)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.5% (4,342,649)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.6% (2,409,559)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.2% (2,292,902)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.8% (776,072)
$200,000 or more
1.8% (495,574)
Income Newark NJ USA
Less than $10,000 15.1% 5.1% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.1% 3.3% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 14.9% 7.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.7% 7.1% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.4% 9.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.5% 14.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.6% 12.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.2% 17.5% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.8% 9.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.8% 13.0% 7.0%

Gender in Newark

Female
51.1% (143,370)
Male
48.9% (137,092)
Gender Newark NJ USA
Female 51.1% 51.2% 50.8%
Male 48.9% 48.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Newark for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
13.0% (36,460)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (33,655)
High School / GED
36.0% (100,966)
Some College
19.0% (53,287)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (16,827)
Bachelor's Degree
10.0% (28,046)
Master's Degree
3.0% (8,413)
Professional Degree
1.0% (2,804)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Newark NJ USA
< 9th Grade 13.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 36.0% 27.0% 27.0%
Some College 19.0% 17.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 10.0% 24.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 11.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 2.0% 1.0%

7 Reviews & Comments About Newark

Overall User Rating
3.3
/5

UGottaKnowThis

I've lived in Newark for 4 years now. This city has gotten a lot better than when I first came here. Lots of building going on here. Lots of houses being renovated here. Warrant squads are out and doing there thing. Many places where there were people hanging out on the street have been cleaned up. Many working people are moving here from NYC because of the much lower rents. People are buying houses here and are easy to obtain just as long as you have a good credit score, like 620 and up and you can show a work history of at least 2 - 3 years. Lots of businesses are moving into Newark now creating jobs. East Orange, Elizabeth, Union, Paterson and other cities are all being built up and the same thing that is happening here and happened in Jersey City and Hoboken is going on. New Jersey is making a come back.


Alex Guerrero

So I lived in Newark basically my whole entire life and what I have to say from experience living here is that Newark does deserve to go on that list but not as #2 on the list because there are some bad parts and some good parts I live in the southern part of Newark which we call the Ironbound section of Newark and it is a wonderful place to live in there are many parks and schools and easy to travel to New York City. The bad parts of Newark where there is crime is the north and not to be racist or mean but that part houses ghetto people and i go to school in that area I am afraid of even walking home but once I reach the Ironbound I walk freely and in peace. This is just my point of view of Newark.


Jaydalynn Rodriguez

I live in Newark. Plus Newark is not bad at all


HomeSnacks User

Plenty of colleges in and around Newark, our newspapers and emails are currently spammed about the student that got robbed, mugged, or murdered recently. Pretty gross city overall, drivers in the area are morons.

Avoid Newark NJ at all costs. No redeeming qualities.


HomeSnacks User

there are no crimes and it has a very pleasant atmosphere and it also has a school and the local governance is good

liberty state park is my favorite place to hang out and new port is the best area to visit


HomeSnacks User

I stopped in the city because I was driving to New York. The city is like a tremble, very old and people are not so nice. I went to a convenient store and everyone was looking at me weird because I was probably in the wrong neighborhood. I felt very unwelcome, therefore I decided to drive off and not stay in a hotel there.

There was no good thing about this town. Everything looked destroyed. The stores were so old and most gas stations smelled like pee. The whole neighborhood had shady people. I would not recommend staying at this place.


HomeSnacks User

There are schools, colleges and several indian stores.

Niagra is my favourite place. It is awesome

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