Introduction to Clark, New Jersey

Clark, New Jersey, in Union county, is 4 miles SW of Union, New Jersey and 9 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is conveniently located inside the Newark metropolitan area. There are an estimated 14,597 people in Clark.

Clark History

This area was originally a Lenape hunting ground. European immigrants who settled here were largely dependent upon agriculture. The portion of land that came to be known as Clark was recognized as a separate community for the first time when the village of Rahway was incorporated into a city. It continued to be a part of Rahway until 1864 when residents incorporated it as an independent township and named it Clark. The name was based on Abraham Clark, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Clark and nearby Attractions

  • Hyatt Hills Golf Complex
  • Clark Community Pool
  • Oak Ridge Golf Club
  • Veteran's Memorial Park
  • Funtime Junction
  • Liberty Hall Museum

Things To Do In Clark

Clark was ranked 33rd in New Jersey Monthly's list of Best Places to Live in New Jersey. For recreational activities, one can check out the local golf clubs, tennis courts or go swimming at the community pool. The town also has an amusement park and other regular parks where one can relax.

Clark Transportation

The Newark International Airport is a short drive away.

Clark Higher Education

Union County College, Kean University and Seton Hall University are all nearby.


Total Population 15,056
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 7,535
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 54.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39%
Median Earnings25+ $55,581
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,740
Median Earnings With High School Degree $46,437


Median Family Income $108,551
% Above Poverty Level 96.6%
% Below Poverty Level 3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 4.2%


People Living Alone 25.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,313
Median House Value $422,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.9%
US/American 0%
English 2.6%
Irish 21%

Clark Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Union, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 07066
Phone Area Codes 908
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.64
Longitude -74.311

Clark Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Distance 5.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cranford 23,150 $138,377
Garwood 4,323 $94,861
Kenilworth 8,045 $105,696
Rahway 27,994 $72,178

Clark Public Libraries

Clark Public Library
Clark, New Jersey
(732) 388-5999
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