Introduction to Newark, New York

Newark, New York, in Wayne county, is 27 miles SE of Irondequoit, New York (center to center) and 90 miles E of Buffalo, New York.

Newark History

Settlement in the area dates back to the 1790s, but the community of Newark was not founded until 1819. Development is credited to the "digging of a ditch" which ultimately became the Erie Canal. Governor DeWitt Clinton decided to construct this ditch, which was deemed a "crazy idea". The settlement was originally known as "Miller's Basin" in honor of Captain Joseph Miller who constructed part of the Erie Canal. In 1853, Newark was officially incorporated, and it included the neighboring village of Lockville. The arrival of the New York Central railroad, boosted local industry. In 1864, the C.W. Stuart Nursery was established, followed by the Jackson & Perkins Company in 1872. These nurseries were famous for their roses, and gradually Newark became the industrial center of the Town of Arcadia.

Newark and Nearby Attractions

  • Arcadia Historical Museum
  • Ganondagan State Historic Site
  • Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
  • Canandaigua Lake State Marine Park
  • Seneca Park Zoo

Things To Do In Newark

Newark is home to the Hoffman Clock Museum, and the Arcadia Historical Museum. Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, situated upon more than 7,000 acres, features a 2-mile walking trail, observation towers, and a visitor center. This refuge offers opportunities to see wildlife such as great blue herons, Canada geese, shorebirds, warblers, Bald eagles, fox, and ducks. Rochester Public Market, which has been in operation since the early 20th century, provides a varied cultural experience. Newark also offers easy access to several historic sites like the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, the Ganondagan State Historic Site, and the Belhurst Castle. In addition, the community hosts the Rose Parade in July every year.

Newark Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Greater Rochester International Airport.

Newark Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Finger Lakes Community College, New York Chiropractic College, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.


Total Population 8,965
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,639
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 41.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $45,931
% Above Poverty Level 78.2%
% Below Poverty Level 21.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 0.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.8%
% Using Public Transportation 3%


People Living Alone 39.2%
Median Gross Rent $649
Median House Value $84,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.7%
US/American 0%
English 15.5%
Irish 15.1%

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

Newark Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles SE of Irondequoit, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 90 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Wayne
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 14513
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.046
Longitude -77.095

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 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Station PENN YAN
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

East Palmyra (14513)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clifton Springs 2,180 $80,938
Lyons 5,583 $58,060
Manchester 9,421 $59,605
Palmyra 7,802 $59,295
Phelps 7,000 $75,588

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

Newark Public Libraries

Newark Public Library
Newark, New York
(315) 331-4370
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Newark Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(315) 332-2022
Emergency Service: Yes

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