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Overview

Introduction to Newark, Ohio

Newark, Ohio, in Licking county, is 32 miles E of Columbus, Ohio. The city is in the Columbus area. 

Newark History

The transformation of present-day Newark took place in the period between 100 B.C. to 500 A.D. under the influence of the Hopewell tradition. Its ancient history is well preserved at the Newark Earthworks. Newark was first settled in by Europeans in 1802. Samuel Elliott and Samuel Parr built the first houses. The area was named after the city of Newark in New Jersey. The Pittsburgh, Chicago, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railroads entered the area in 1855.

Newark and Nearby Attractions

  • Works Museum
  • Newark Earthworks
  • Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve
  • Daweswood House Museum
  • Dawes Arboretum
  • National Heisey Glass Museum

Things To Do In Newark

Newark offers a rich cultural history. The Great Circle Earthworks is well preserved at the Mound Builders Park. You can view some of the highly sought-after collectibles at the National Heisey Glass Museum. Leisure hours can also be spent at the Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve. The Sherwood Davidson House and Moundbuilders State Memorial are worth visiting.

Newark Transportation

Port Columbus International Airport is close to the city.

Newark Higher Education

Ohio State University - Newark Campus, Licking County Joint Vocational School - Newark and Central Ohio Technical College are the local colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 47,829
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 15.3%
Employed Population 16+ 20,950
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 43%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17%
Median Earnings25+ $28,202
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,983
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,355

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,515
% Above Poverty Level 76.8%
% Below Poverty Level 23.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.7%
Median Gross Rent $679
Median House Value $112,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.3%
US/American 0%
English 9.7%
Irish 14.4%

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

Newark Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 32 miles E of Columbus, Ohio
County Licking
Metro Area Columbus
Standard Zip Codes 43055, 43056
P.O. Box Zip Codes 43058
Company Zip Codes 43093
Phone Area Codes 740
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.058
Longitude -82.401

Newark 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 NEWARK WATER WORKS
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Station CENTERBURG 2 SE
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
Station LANCASTER 2 NW
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Marne (43055)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buckeye Lake 2,724 $27,593
Granville 5,706 $110,341
Heath 10,411 $60,726
Hebron 2,395 $48,125

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

Newark Public Libraries

Library
Newark Public Library
88 W. CHURCH ST.
Newark, Ohio
(740) 349-5500

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Newark Hospitals

LICKING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1320 WEST MAIN STREET
(740) 348-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Newark High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

NEWARK HIGH SCHOOL
314 GRANVILLE ST
740-345-9831
Serves 1,889 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

LICKING VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
100 HAINSVIEW DR
740-763-3721
Serves 711 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

NEWARK DIGITAL ACADEMY
85 E MAIN ST
740-328-2029
A Charter School.
Serves 52 students.

LICKING COUNTY
150 PRICE RD
740-366-3351
A Vocational School

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