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Overview

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.

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

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.

People

Total Population 15,144
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 7,676
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 54.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.2%
Median Earnings25+ $55,798
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $40,492
Median Earnings With High School Degree $47,105

Wealth

Median Family Income $109,635
% Above Poverty Level 96.3%
% Below Poverty Level 3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 6.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,276
Median House Value $412,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.4%
US/American 0%
English 3.1%
Irish 20.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station CRANFORD
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
Station PLAINFIELD
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
Station CANOE BROOK
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 23,328 $135,500
Garwood 4,306 $91,042
Kenilworth 8,104 $102,298
Rahway 28,644 $74,115

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Clark Public Libraries

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303 WESTFIELD AVENUE
Clark, New Jersey
(732) 388-5999
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Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

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