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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,279
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens17.3%
Employed Population 16+7,928
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married53.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.2%
Median Earnings25+$55,926
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,267
Median Earnings With High School Degree$45,037

Wealth

Median Family Income$112,321
% Above Poverty Level95.6%
% Below Poverty Level4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation7.9%

Housing

People Living Alone26.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,334
Median House Value$409,200

Ancestry

Italian29.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.7%
Irish18.7%
Polish12.4%
German11.9%
Portuguese4.8%
English3.8%
Russian2.3%
Lithuanian2%
Slovak1.7%
Ukrainian1.6%
Scottish1.5%
Greek1.5%
Arab1.5%
Hungarian1.4%
Egyptian1.2%
French Except Basque0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Croatian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Clark Almanac

CategoryValue
County Union County
Standard Zip Codes7066
Phone Area Codes732,848,908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.62
Approximate Longitude-74.31

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)

StationCRANFORD
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
StationPLAINFIELD
Distance5.5 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationCANOE BROOK
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cranford23,531$137,620
Garwood4,315$87,614
Kenilworth8,129$108,584
Rahway28,884$75,882
Roselle Park13,560$79,810
Westfield30,438$178,381

Clark Public Libraries

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

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Clark Public Schools

Arthur L. Johnson High School
365 Westfield Avenue
ZIP: 7066
(732) 382-0910
High
Total Enrollment 790
Carl H. Kumpf School
59 Mildred Terrace
ZIP: 7066
(732) 381-0400
Middle
Total Enrollment 508
Clark Preschool Annex
430 Westfield Ave
ZIP: 7066
(732) 428-8408
Primary
Total Enrollment 70
Frank K. Hehnly
590 Raritan Road
ZIP: 7066
(732) 381-8100
Primary
Total Enrollment 527
Valley Road School
150 Valley Road
ZIP: 7066
(732) 388-7900
Primary
Total Enrollment 440

Clark Private Schools

Featherbed Lane School Of Clark
801 Featherbed Ln
ZIP: 7066
Elementary
Total Enrollment 71
Kindercare Learning Center #1517
89 Terminal Ave
ZIP: 7066
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Mother Seton Regional High School
1 Valley Rd
ZIP: 7066
Secondary
Total Enrollment 347
St Agnes School
342 Madison Hill Rd
ZIP: 7066
Elementary
Total Enrollment 112
St John The Apostle School
Valley Rd
ZIP: 7066
Elementary
Total Enrollment 361
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