Newark, Illinois

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Newark, Illinois

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Newark People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Newark Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Newark Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Newark Well-Paid Single Men
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Newark Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Newark, Illinois

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Racial Diversity 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Age of the Population 3 4
Senior Citizens 3 4
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 8
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3

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Newark Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles SW of Aurora, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles SW of Chicago, Illinois
County Kendall
Standard Zip Codes 60541
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.536
Longitude -88.594

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 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.7 inches
Station PAW PAW 2 NW
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
Station DE KALB
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
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Newark Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 887 100%
Male 457 51.5%
Female 430 48.5%
Under 18 243 27.4%
18+ 644 72.6%
65+ 108 12.2%
Median Age 35.3
Average Family Size 3.3
White 873 98.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 8 0.9%
Mixed Race 4 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 19 2.1%

Estimated Newark Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,031
Growth 144
Growth % 16.2%

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
Norwegian 33.6%
German 19.6%
English 7.3%
US/American 7.2%
Irish 6.9%
Italian 6.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.9%
Polish 2.9%
Albanian 2%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Scottish 1.9%
Danish 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Swedish 1%
Yugoslavian 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
European 0.5%
Czech 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Dutch 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Newark, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Helmar (60541)
Nettlecreek (60541)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Newark 887 $62,583
Lisbon 248 $55,625
Millington 458 $43,229
Plano 5,633 $50,950
Sandwich 6,509 $55,599
Sheridan 2,411 $49,615
Somonauk 1,295 $51,591
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Newark High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 182 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.4

Newark Colleges

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