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Overview

Introduction to Newark, New Jersey

Newark, located in northeastern New Jersey, just 8 miles west of New York City, is the largest city in the state. Settled in 1666, Newark was an important site in the Revolutionary War and developed as a transportation and manufacturing center after the war. The development of canals and railroads accelerated industrial growth, with beer, jewelry and leather goods among the leading industries. The city was a shipbuilding center during World War I and a popular center for jazz music in the middle of the 20th century.

Today, Newark has a diverse population of around 275,000 and is home to leading corporations. Now an insurance center, with Prudential headquartered there, Newark sells more insurance than any city except Hartford. It remains a major transportation hub, with one of the country's busiest airports (Newark International Airport) and seaports.

Newark Culture

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center downtown, opened in 1997, offers great acoustics for musical performances of all kinds, from orchestras to hip hop. The Newark Museum has fine collections of American and international art. A Smithsonian-affiliated Museum of African-American music was built in Newark's Lincoln Park neighborhood in 2006. For additional cultural and entertainment attractions, New York City is just minutes away and Philadelphia is just over an hour away.

Newark Sports and Leisure

There are plenty of rooting options for the sports fan nearby. Newark has minor league baseball's Newark Bears, who play home games at Bears and Eagles Riverfront Stadium. Just 7 miles away in East Rutherford, Continental Airlines Arena is home to the NBA's New Jersey Nets and the NHL's New Jersey Devils. East Rutherford is also the site of Giants Stadium, which hosts home games of the NFL's New York Giants and New York Jets, as well as Major League Soccer's New York/New Jersey MetroStars. For more big league action, a short drive to New York offers major league baseball's Yankees and Mets, the NBA's Knickerbockers and the NHL's Rangers and Islanders. And it's just a little more than an hour's drive to Philadelphia, home of the NFL's Eagles, baseball's Phillies, the NBA's 76ers and the NHL's Flyers.

Newark Outdoors

Freshwater fishing is available within the city at Branch Brook Park Pond and Verona Park Lake. Mountain Creek in Vernon, named one of the top 7 water parks in the country by the Washington Post, uses mountainous terrain to access the many slides and tunnels, including one 99-foot drop. Other popular and accessible New Jersey destinations are the summertime beach scene at Asbury Park and Cape May and the year-round indoor and outdoor fun of Atlantic City. Newark has many local courses and is accessible to nationally ranked courses such as Pine Hill (NJ, about an hour away), Bethpage (Farmingdale, NY, an hour away) and Bulle Rock (Havre de Grace, MD, 2 hours away). In the winter, skiing is accessible in Pennsylvania resorts.

Newark at Night

Newark, once one of America's great jazz cities, is still home to many clubs offering musical entertainment. Nightlife in Newark offers its own array of restaurants and bars (with more in Montclair and other neighboring towns), plus the added option of a short trek to the Big Apple.

Demographics

People

Total Population280,139
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens9.1%
Employed Population 16+109,451
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married28%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.7%
Median Earnings25+$27,100
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,061
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,854

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,720
% Above Poverty Level70.9%
% Below Poverty Level29.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.3%
% Using Public Transportation26.5%

Housing

People Living Alone31.7%
Median Gross Rent$981
Median House Value$222,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)70.6%
African4.3%
Portuguese3.7%
Brazilian3.3%
West Indian3%
Italian1.5%
Haitian1.1%
Nigerian1.1%
Jamaican1%
Guyanese0.9%
Irish0.8%
Ghanaian0.6%
Trinidad Tobago0.6%
Polish0.5%
Arab0.4%
German0.4%
Liberian0.3%
French Except Basque0.2%
English0.2%
British0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
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Newark Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes7102, 7103, 7104, 7105, 7106, 7107, 7108, 7112, 7114
P.O. Box Zip Codes7101
Company Zip Codes7175, 7184, 7188, 7189, 7191, 7192, 7193, 7195, 7198, 7199
Phone Area Codes862, 201, 551, 732, 848, 000, 908, 973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.72
Approximate Longitude-74.17

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 INTL AP
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance7.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance11.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Newark2,717$62,026
East Orange64,621$47,870
Harrison12,804$137,268
Hillside21,800$69,994
Irvington54,303$44,650
Kearny42,029$65,755

Newark Public Libraries

Newark Public Library
5 WASHINGTON STREET
Newark, New Jersey
(973) 733-7780

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Newark Hospitals

Childrens Hospital Of New Jersey - Newark
(Non-profit)
201 Lyons Avenue
(973) 926-7000
The University Hospital
(Proprietary)
150 Bergen Street
(973) 972-4300
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
(Non-profit)
201 Lyons Avenue
(973) 926-7000
Saint Michaels Medical Center
(Non-profit)
111 Central Avenue
(973) 877-5000
Mount Carmel Guild Behavioral Healthcare System
1160 Raymond Boulevard
(973) 596-4084
Columbus Hospital
(Proprietary)
495 North 13th Street
(973) 268-1400

Newark Public Schools

Newark Educators Community Charter School
9-11 Hill St
ZIP: 7102
(973) 732-3848
Primary
Total Enrollment 314
Merit Preparatory Charter School Of Newark
909 Broad Street
ZIP: 7102
(973) 642-4400
Middle
Total Enrollment 327
Great Oaks Charter School
24 Maiden Lane
ZIP: 7102
(973) 565-9170
Other
Total Enrollment 349
Newark Prep Charter School
570 Broad St.
ZIP: 7102
(862) 307-7010
Other
Technology High School
223 Broadway
ZIP: 7102
(973) 481-5962
High
Total Enrollment 594
Discovery Charter School
240 Halsey St
ZIP: 7102
(973) 623-0222
Middle
Total Enrollment 74
Paulo Freire Charter School
28 Burnet Street
ZIP: 7102
(973) 733-9393
Other
Total Enrollment 197
Greater Newark Charter School
72 Central Avenue
ZIP: 7102
(973) 242-3543
Team Academy Charter School
60 Park Place, Suite 802
ZIP: 7102
(973) 622-0905
Other
Total Enrollment 2729
Science Park High School
260 Norfolk Street
ZIP: 7102
(973) 733-8689
High
Total Enrollment 800
Arts High School
550 M L King Blvd
ZIP: 7102
(973) 733-7391
High
Total Enrollment 684
The Gray Charter School
55 Liberty Street
ZIP: 7102
(973) 824-6661
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
Visions Academy Charter High School
88-108 Shipman Street
ZIP: 7102
(201) 572-1985
North Star Academy Charter Schools Of Newark
10 Washington Place
ZIP: 7102
(973) 642-0101
Other
Total Enrollment 3403
West Side High Scool
403 South Orange Ave
ZIP: 7103
(973) 733-6630
Newark Leadership Academy
301 West Kinney Street
ZIP: 7103
(973) 297-0592
High
Total Enrollment 33
New Horizons Community Charter School
45 59 Hayes Street
ZIP: 7103
(973) 848-0400
Primary
Total Enrollment 479
American History High School
74 Montgomery St
ZIP: 7103
(973) 733-7333
Other
Total Enrollment 436
Newark Early College High School
403 South Orange Avenue
ZIP: 7103
(973) 733-8301
High
Total Enrollment 324
Newark Bridges High School: A Diploma Plus School
321 Bergen Street
ZIP: 7103
(973) 733-7343
Phillip's Academy Charter School
342 Central Avenue
ZIP: 7103
(973) 624-0644
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Marion P. Thomas Charter School
370 374 South 7th Street
ZIP: 7103
(973) 621-0060
Other
Total Enrollment 1175
Cleveland Eighteenth Avenue School
388 Bergen St
ZIP: 7103
(973) 733-6944
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
John F Kennedy School
311 S Tenth St
ZIP: 7103
(973) 733-6788
Other
Total Enrollment 173
Camden Street Elementary School
281 Camden St
ZIP: 7103
(973) 733-6994
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
Harriet Tubman Elementary School
504 S Tenth St
ZIP: 7103
(973) 733-6934
Primary
Total Enrollment 323
Newton Street School
150 Newton St
ZIP: 7103
(973) 733-6848
South Seventeenth Street School
619 S Seventeenth St
ZIP: 7103
(973) 374-2570
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Newark Vocational High School
403 South Orange Avenue
ZIP: 7103
(973) 733-7019
High
Total Enrollment 395
Fourteenth Avenue School
186 14th Ave
ZIP: 7103
(973) 733-6940
Primary
Total Enrollment 213
University Heights Charter School
74 Hartford Street
ZIP: 7103
(973) 623-1965
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Quitman Community School
21 Quitman St
ZIP: 7103
(973) 733-6947
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
Newark Tech
91 West Market Street
ZIP: 7103
(973) 412-2204
High
Total Enrollment 737
Central High School
250 18th Avenue
ZIP: 7103
(973) 733-6378
High
Total Enrollment 766
Early Childhood Academy - Berliner
70 Montgomery Street
ZIP: 7103
(973) 733-6234
Primary
Total Enrollment 141
Roseville Avenue School
70 Roseville Avenue
ZIP: 7103
(973) 268-5312
People's Preparatory Charter School
321 Bergen Street, Main Office 216
ZIP: 7103
(973) 622-1790
High
Total Enrollment 370
Thirteenth Avenue School Martin Luther King
359 Thirteenth Ave
ZIP: 7103
(973) 733-7045
Primary
Total Enrollment 702
Bard Early College High School
321 Bergen Street
ZIP: 7103
(212) 995-8479
High
Total Enrollment 300
Barringer Arts High School
90 Parker St
ZIP: 7104
(973) 268-5125
High
Total Enrollment 537
Maria Varisco Rogers Charter School
18 Heller Parkway, 243 Woodside Ave
ZIP: 7104
(973) 481-9001
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Luis Munoz Marin Elementary School
663 Broadway
ZIP: 7104
(973) 268-5330
Primary
Total Enrollment 842
Park Elementary School
120 Manchester Place
ZIP: 7104
(973) 268-5210
Primary
Total Enrollment 763
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
42 Park Ave
ZIP: 7104
(973) 268-5250
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
Barringer Academy Of S.t.e.a.m.
90 Parker Street
ZIP: 7104
(973) 268-5125
High
Total Enrollment 606
Ridge Street School
735 Ridge St
ZIP: 7104
(973) 268-5210
Primary
Total Enrollment 526
Mckinley
1 Colonnade Pl
ZIP: 7104
(973) 268-5270
Primary
Total Enrollment 841
Branch Brook School
228 Ridge St
ZIP: 7104
(973) 268-5220
Primary
Total Enrollment 161
Bragaw Avenue School
103 Bragaw Ave
ZIP: 7104
(973) 705-3970
Rafael Hernandez School
345 Broadway
ZIP: 7104
(973) 481-5004
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
Roberto Clemente Elementary School
257 Summer Ave
ZIP: 7104
(973) 268-5290
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Dr. E. Alma Flagg School
150 Third St
ZIP: 7104
(973) 268-5190
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Robert Treat Academy Charter School
443 Clifton Avenue
ZIP: 7104
(973) 482-8811
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Elliott Street Elementary School
284 First Avenue
ZIP: 7104
(973) 268-5360
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Early Childhood Academy - Gladys Hillman Jones
63 Webster Street
ZIP: 7104
(973) 733-6234
Primary
Total Enrollment 114
East Side High School
238 Van Buren St
ZIP: 7105
(973) 465-4900
High
Total Enrollment 1628
Hawkins Street School
8 Hawkins St
ZIP: 7105
(973) 465-4920
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Oliver Street School
104 Oliver St
ZIP: 7105
(973) 465-4870
Primary
Total Enrollment 877
Lafayette Street School
205 Lafayette St
ZIP: 7105
(973) 465-4860
Primary
Total Enrollment 1017
Ann Street School
30 Ann St
ZIP: 7105
(973) 465-4890
Primary
Total Enrollment 1219
Speedway Avenue School
701 South Orange Avenue
ZIP: 7106
(973) 374-2740
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Early Childhood Academy - West
26 Speedway Avenue
ZIP: 7106
(973) 733-6234
Primary
Total Enrollment 98
Lady Liberty Academy Charter School
746 Sanford Avenue
ZIP: 7106
(973) 623-9005
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Lincoln
87 Richelieu Ter
ZIP: 7106
(973) 374-2290
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Alexander Street School
43 Alexander St
ZIP: 7106
(973) 374-2390
Mt Vernon Place School
142 Mount Vernon Pl
ZIP: 7106
(973) 374-2090
Primary
Total Enrollment 595
Boylan Early Childhood Center
15 Boylan St
ZIP: 7106
(973) 374-2490
Ivy Hill Elementary School
107 Ivy Street
ZIP: 7106
(973) 351-2121
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Abington Avenue School
209 Abington Ave
ZIP: 7107
(973) 268-5230
Primary
Total Enrollment 663
Roseville Community Charter School
540 Orange Street
ZIP: 7107
(973) 483-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
First Avenue School
214 First Ave
ZIP: 7107
(973) 268-5240
Primary
Total Enrollment 1009
North 13th St Tech
300 N 13th St
ZIP: 7107
(973) 412-2203
High
Total Enrollment 686
Dr William H Horton Elementary School
291 N 7th St
ZIP: 7107
(973) 268-5260
Primary
Total Enrollment 700
Essex Rgc
461 463 Central Avenue
ZIP: 7107
(973) 648-7078
High
Essex Regional School
395-97 No 5th Street
ZIP: 7107
(973) 648-4333
Sussex Avenue School Burnet Street School
307 Sussex Ave
ZIP: 7107
(973) 268-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 451
Avon Avenue School
219 Avon Ave
ZIP: 7108
(973) 733-6750
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
Newark Legacy Charter School
823 S. 16th Street
ZIP: 7108
(973) 374-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Newark Innovation Academy
190 Muhammad Ali Avenue
ZIP: 7108
(973) 733-8326
High
Total Enrollment 14
Malcolm X Shabazz High School
80 Johnson Ave
ZIP: 7108
(973) 733-6974
High
Total Enrollment 662
Miller Street School At Spencer
66 Muhammad Ali Avenue
ZIP: 7108
(973) 733-6815
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Madison Avenue Elementary School
823 S 16th St
ZIP: 7108
(973) 374-2890
Fast Track Success Academy
190 Muhammad Ali Avenue
ZIP: 7108
(973) 424-4391
High
Total Enrollment 88
Belmont Runyon Elementary School
1 Belmont Runyon Way
ZIP: 7108
(973) 733-6920
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Wilson Avenue School
19 Wilson Ave
ZIP: 7108
(973) 465-4910
Primary
Total Enrollment 890
University High School
55 Clinton Pl
ZIP: 7108
(973) 374-3190
High
Total Enrollment 557
Louise A Spencer Elementary School
66 Muhammad Ali Avenue
ZIP: 7108
(973) 733-6931
Other
Total Enrollment 365
George Washington Carver Elementary School
333 Clinton Pl
ZIP: 7112
(973) 705-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
Early Childhood Academy - Maple
33 Maple Avenue
ZIP: 7112
(973) 733-6234
Primary
Hawthorne Avenue School
428 Hawthorne Ave
ZIP: 7112
(973) 705-3960
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
Chancellor Avenue School
321 Chancellor Ave
ZIP: 7112
(973) 705-3870
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
N J Regional Day School - Newark
334 Lyons Ave
ZIP: 7112
(973) 705-3820
Other
Total Enrollment 135
Bruce Street School For The Deaf
333 Clinton Pl
ZIP: 7112
(973) 705-3951
Primary
Total Enrollment 47
Peshine Avenue School
433 Peshine Avenue
ZIP: 7112
(973) 733-7004
Primary
Total Enrollment 664
Eagle Academy For Young Men Of Newark
279 Chancellor Avenue
ZIP: 7112
(973) 733-1234
Other
Total Enrollment 155
Weequahic High School
279 Chancellor Ave
ZIP: 7112
(973) 705-3923
High
Total Enrollment 483
Girls Academy Of Newark
279 Chancellor Avenue
ZIP: 7112
(973) 508-4334
Other
Total Enrollment 86
Early Childhood Academy - South
255 Chancellor Avenue
ZIP: 7112
(973) 733-6973
Primary
Total Enrollment 48
Chancellor Avenue Annex
255 Chancellor Ave
ZIP: 7112
(973) 705-3860
Early Childhood School Maple Avenue
33 Maple Ave
ZIP: 7112
(973) 705-3850
Link Community Charter School
23 Pennsyvania Ave
ZIP: 7114
(973) 642-0529
Middle
Total Enrollment 215
South Street Elementary School
151 South St
ZIP: 7114
(973) 465-4880
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
Essex Co Youth House
80 Duryea Street
ZIP: 8302
(973) 484-4908
High

Newark Private Schools

St Benedict's Preparatory School
520 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
ZIP: 7102
Secondary
Total Enrollment 561
Newark Day Center
305 Halsey St
ZIP: 7102
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Newark Boys Chorus School
1016 Broad St
ZIP: 7102
Elementary
Total Enrollment 78
St Mary School
520 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
ZIP: 7102
Elementary
Total Enrollment 197
Alif Muhammad's Nia School
50 Park Pl Lobby 6
ZIP: 7102
Secondary
Total Enrollment 240
Link Community School
146 Irvine Turner Blvd
ZIP: 7103
Secondary
Total Enrollment 128
St Philips Academy
342 Central Ave
ZIP: 7103
Elementary
Total Enrollment 335
St Vincent Academy
228 W Market St
ZIP: 7103
Secondary
Total Enrollment 306
Queen Of Angels School
44 Irvine Turner Blvd
ZIP: 7103
Elementary
Total Enrollment 117
St Michael School
27 Crittenden St
ZIP: 7104
Elementary
Total Enrollment 472
Perpetual Help Day Nursery
170 Broad St
ZIP: 7104
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Christ The King Prepatory School
239 Woodside Ave
ZIP: 7104
Secondary
Total Enrollment 279
Alpha & Omega Christian School
4 Fleming Ave
ZIP: 7105
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 64
Ironbound Catholic Academy
366 E Kinney St
ZIP: 7105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 184
Kay's Christian Place & Learning Center
45 Mcwhorter St
ZIP: 7105
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Growing Garden Preschool & Kindergarten
962 S Orange Ave
ZIP: 7106
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
St Francis Xavier School
594 N 7th St
ZIP: 7107
Elementary
Total Enrollment 184
Shiloh Rainbow Academy
110 Davenport Ave
ZIP: 7107
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Cclc At Newark
132-142 Cabinet St
ZIP: 7107
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Newark Christian School
275 Sussex Ave
ZIP: 7107
Elementary
Total Enrollment 68
New Testament Church School
511 Orange St
ZIP: 7107
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 36
New Life Child Care Learning Center
302 Chancellor Ave
ZIP: 7112
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
Calvary Christian School
17 Lyons Ave
ZIP: 7112
Elementary
Total Enrollment 60
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