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Overview

Introduction to Newark, Delaware

The Delaware city of Newark is located in New Castle County, 14 miles southwest of Wilmington, 44 miles southwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and 57 miles northeast of Baltimore, Maryland. Incorporated as a city in 1951, Newark is situated in the northern part of the state and is home to the University of Delaware.

First settled in the 1690s, Newark's history was significantly influenced by the growth of the University, whose origins can be traced to a small colonial school that moved to the area from nearby Pennsylvania in the middle of the 18th century. The school was called Newark Academy, and in 1833, the state of Delaware granted a charter to a new school called Newark College. The two schools merged the following year, assuming the name Delaware College. In 1921, the school was renamed the University of Delaware. Today, much of the city's economy is tied to the presence of the university. Once a big home to manufacturing industries, Newark in recent years has seen many of its mills and factories replaced by restaurants, shops, student apartments, and condos.

Newark Attractions

Located on the campus of the University of Delaware are two interesting museums: the Paul R. Jones Collection of African-American Art and the Delaware Mineralogical Museum. The Iron Hill Museum, operated by the Delaware Academy of Science and located just south of the Newark city limits, is the area's primary resource for the study of local history including displays and exhibits of the region's Native Americans. Historic sites in Newark include Cooch's Bridge, site of the only battle of the American Revolutionary War fought on Delaware soil, and also the site of the first battle in which the Stars and Stripes were flown. Also in Newark is the Hale-Byrnes House, site of the historic meeting between General George Washington and his staff following the Battle of Cooch's Bridge and before the Battle of Brandywine in Pennsylvania.

Events in Newark include the Winterfest, during which Main Street bustles with the sights and sounds of the holidays. The event, which takes place in early December, features caroling, roasted chestnuts, carriage rides, window decorating, ice carving, and more. Recreational sites include the White Clay Creek State Park (hiking, fishing) and the Pond Performance Center (ice skating).

Nearby Wilmington has many attractions of its own, including the following:

  • The Delaware Art Museum: 12,000 works of art, including the largest display of pre-Raphaelite English art in the United States.
  • Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts: Located on Wilmington's Riverfront, this gallery focuses on contemporary visual arts.
  • Delaware History Center: Explores the 200-plus years of Delaware history.
  • Kalmar Nyckel Foundation: Re-creation of the three-masted ship which brought the first 24 Swedish settlers to the Delaware Valley in 1638.
  • Rockwood Museum: A restored rural Gothic mansion, surrounded by a park with hiking trails.
  • Bellevue State Park: Facilities include picnic areas, fitness trails, garden paths, and winter ice-skating.

The Newark sports scene centers around collegiate athletics at the University of Delaware, whose Fightin' Blue Hens do battle in a number of sports, including football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, and soccer. Nearby Wilmington is home to Minor League Baseball's Wilmington Blue Rocks, a class-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals. Plenty of major league action can be found within easy driving distance of Newark in both the cities of Philadelphia and Baltimore. Philadelphia teams include:

  • Major League Baseball: Philadelphia Phillies
  • National Football League: Philadelphia Eagles
  • National Basketball Association: Philadelphia 76ers
  • National Hockey League (NHL): Philadelphia Flyers
  • American Hockey League (AHL): Philadelphia Phantoms
  • Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL): Philadelphia Kixx
  • Major League Lacrosse (MLL): Philadelphia Barrage

Baltimore teams include the following:

  • Major League Baseball: Baltimore Orioles
  • National Football League: Baltimore Ravens
  • American Basketball Association (ABA): Baltimore Pearls
  • Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL): Baltimore Blast
  • Major League Lacrosse (MLL): Baltimore Bayhawks

Baltimore is also home to the U.S. Lacrosse Museum and National Hall of Fame.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,941
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens11.8%
Employed Population 16+13,954
Age of the Population24

Families

% of people married29.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher57%
Median Earnings25+$41,820
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,036
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,295

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,048
% Above Poverty Level75.2%
% Below Poverty Level24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work18.6%
% Using Public Transportation4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone30%
Median Gross Rent$1,177
Median House Value$270,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.2%
Irish17.9%
Italian13.5%
English10.5%
Polish5.9%
Scottish2.7%
French Except Basque1.9%
Russian1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Welsh1.1%
Arab1.1%
Swedish1%
Greek0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
African0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Czech0.2%
German0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
US/American0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Basque0.1%
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Newark Almanac

CategoryValue
County New Castle County
Standard Zip Codes19711, 19713, 19716, 19717, 19702
P.O. Box Zip Codes19714, 19715
Company Zip Codes19712, 19718, 19725, 19726
Phone Area Codes302
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.71
Approximate Longitude-75.74

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)

StationNEWARK UNIVERSITY FARM
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationMIDDLETOWN 3 E
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip41.5 inches
StationWEST CHESTER 2 NW
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellefonte1,253$86,979
Delaware City1,872$67,206
Elsmere6,137$50,150
New Castle5,372$75,673
Newport1,075$38,500
Wilmington71,502$47,299

Newark Hospitals

Christiana Care-christiana Hospital
(Non-profit)
4755 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Rockford Center
(Proprietary)
100 Rockford Dr

Newark Public Schools

Brader (henry M.) Elementary School
350 Four Seasons Parkway
ZIP: 19702
(302) 454-5959
Primary
Total Enrollment 590
Glasgow High School
1901 South College Avenue
ZIP: 19702
(302) 631-5600
High
Total Enrollment 992
Hodgson (paul M.) Vocational Technical High School
2575 Glasgow Avenue
ZIP: 19702
(302) 834-0990
High
Total Enrollment 1058
Jones (albert H.) Elementary School
35 West Main Street
ZIP: 19702
(302) 454-2131
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Keene (william B.) Elementary School
200 Lagrange Avenue
ZIP: 19702
(302) 454-2018
Primary
Total Enrollment 673
Leasure (may B.) Elementary School
1015 Church Road
ZIP: 19702
(302) 454-2103
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Marshall (thurgood) Elementary School
101 Barrett Run Road
ZIP: 19702
(302) 454-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 681
Downes (john R.) Elementary School
220 Casho Mill Road
ZIP: 19711
(302) 454-2133
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Forest Oak Elementary School
55 South Meadowood Drive
ZIP: 19711
(302) 454-3420
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Las Americas Aspira Academy
326 Ruthar Drive
ZIP: 19711
(302) 292-1463
Primary
Total Enrollment 516
Maclary (r. Elisabeth) Elementary School
300 St. Regis Drive
ZIP: 19711
(302) 454-2142
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Newark Charter School
2001 Patriot Way
ZIP: 19711
(302) 369-2001
Other
Total Enrollment 1787
Newark High School
750 East Delaware Avenue
ZIP: 19711
(302) 631-4700
High
Total Enrollment 1555
Shue-medill Middle School
1500 Capitol Trail
ZIP: 19711
(302) 454-2171
Middle
Total Enrollment 995
West Park Place Elementary School
193 West Park Place
ZIP: 19711
(302) 454-2290
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Wilson (etta J.) Elementary School
14 Forge Road
ZIP: 19711
(302) 454-2180
Primary
Total Enrollment 450
Brennen School (the)
144 Brennen Drive
ZIP: 19713
(302) 454-2202
Other
Total Enrollment 152
Brookside Elementary School
800 Marrows Road
ZIP: 19713
(302) 454-5454
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
Christiana High School
190 Salem Church Road
ZIP: 19713
(302) 631-2400
High
Total Enrollment 843
Christina Early Education Center
620 East Chestnut Hill Rd
ZIP: 19713
(302) 454-2720
Primary
Total Enrollment 245
Delaware School For The Deaf
630 East Chestnut Hill Road
ZIP: 19713
(302) 454-2301
Other
Total Enrollment 112
Gallaher (robert S.) Elementary School
800 North Brownleaf Road
ZIP: 19713
(302) 454-2464
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Gauger-cobbs Middle School
50 Gender Road
ZIP: 19713
(302) 454-2358
Middle
Total Enrollment 1210
Kirk (george V.) Middle School
140 Brennen Drive
ZIP: 19713
(302) 454-2164
Middle
Total Enrollment 823
Mcvey (joseph M.) Elementary School
908 Janice Drive
ZIP: 19713
(302) 454-2145
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Smith (jennie E.) Elementary School
142 Brennen Drive
ZIP: 19713
(302) 454-2174
Primary
Total Enrollment 564

Newark Private Schools

Christ The Teacher Catholic School
2451 Frazer Rd
ZIP: 19702
Elementary
Total Enrollment 560
Learning Express Academy
302 Darling St
ZIP: 19702
Elementary
Total Enrollment 96
Super Kids
1411 Old Baltimore Pike
ZIP: 19702
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Tlk Academy
22 Peoples Plaza
ZIP: 19702
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
Edu-care Preschool & Daycare
345 Polly Drummond Hill Rd
ZIP: 19711
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Goddard Early Learning Center
50 Polly Drummond Hill Rd
ZIP: 19711
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Holy Angels Elementary School
82 Possum Park Rd
ZIP: 19711
Elementary
Total Enrollment 387
Newark Center For Creative Learning
401 Phillips Ave
ZIP: 19711
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 75
Newark Day Nursery & Children Center
921 Barksdale Rd
ZIP: 19711
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Pike Creek Christian School
199 Polly Drummond Hill Rd
ZIP: 19711
Elementary
Total Enrollment 125
The Independence School
1300 Paper Mill Rd
ZIP: 19711
Elementary
Total Enrollment 677
The New School
812 Elkton Rd
ZIP: 19711
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
Islamic Academy Of Delaware
22 Prestbury Sq
ZIP: 19713
Elementary
Total Enrollment 59
St Paul's Lutheran School
701 S College Ave
ZIP: 19713
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Tutor Time Child Care
491 S Harmony Rd
ZIP: 19713
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
The College School
459 Wyoming Rd
ZIP: 19716
Elementary
Total Enrollment 61
Univ Of Delaware Laboratory Preschool
459 Wyoming Rd
ZIP: 19716
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
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