Newark, Arkansas

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Newark, Arkansas

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Newark strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arkansas):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 9% Newark Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Newark, Arkansas

Comparing Newark to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arkansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Senior Citizens 5 6
Racial Diversity 5 3
Well-Paid Single Women 4 8
Age of the Population 4 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 7
Male Share of the Population 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 8
People in Middle Class or Better 4 8
Median Family Income 3 6
College Educated Adults 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Short Commute Times 6 5
Public Transportation Use 6 7
Working at Home 5 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 8
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Housing Recently Built 8 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 7
People Living Alone 6 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7

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Newark Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles W of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Independence
Standard Zip Codes 72562
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.701
Longitude -91.441

Newark Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 45 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 46 F
Apr Temp 51 to 71 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Distance 33.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 46 F
Apr Temp 47 to 70 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
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Newark Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,219 100%
Male 567 46.5%
Female 652 53.5%
Under 18 325 26.7%
18+ 894 73.3%
65+ 188 15.4%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 3.01
White 1,177 96.6%
African-American 8 0.7%
Asian 6 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 1%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 14 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 0.9%

Estimated Newark Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,233
Growth 14
Growth % 1.1%

Newark Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 33.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.3%
Irish 14.3%
English 13.2%
German 4.9%
Dutch 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
European 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Scottish 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Acadian/Cajun 0.4%
African 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Newark 1,219 $34,545
Diaz 1,284 $38,646
Jacksonport 235 $28,333
Magness 191 $35,000
Newport 7,811 $33,500
Oil Trough 218 $33,750
Sulphur Rock 421 $37,375
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Newark High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 224 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.6

Newark Colleges

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1. Benton, Tennessee 87   32.2% 14.2% 6% 26 $31,146 7.4% 1.1% 1,138 20.4% 46.6 0.4% 6.2
2. Vonore, Tennessee 86.9   28.8% 15.1% 13.6% 27 $41,125 7.2% 4.5% 1,162 10.5% 74.9 0.9% 10.3
3. Clio, Michigan 77.8   32.4% 13.7% 14.8% 26 $42,155 7.9% 4.5% 2,483 7.9% 44.7 0.8% 6.4
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