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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,068
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+3,946
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married39%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.6%
Median Earnings25+$25,820
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,857
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,382

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,088
% Above Poverty Level79.1%
% Below Poverty Level20.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home0.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.8%
% Using Public Transportation3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone36.5%
Median Gross Rent$683
Median House Value$85,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.8%
Irish15.8%
English14.5%
Italian14%
Dutch11.5%
French Except Basque3.6%
Polish3.5%
Scottish2.7%
Norwegian1%
Canadian0.9%
West Indian0.7%
Barbadian0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Portuguese0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Arab0.4%
Bulgarian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
German0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Newark Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wayne County
Standard Zip Codes14513
Phone Area Codes315
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.04
Approximate Longitude-77.09

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)

StationSODUS CENTER
Distance11.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationCANANDAIGUA 3 S
Distance16.6 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp35 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.3 inches
StationPENN YAN
Distance26.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip32.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clifton Springs2,303$68,558
Manchester9,390$63,043
Phelps6,988$71,774
Shortsville1,361$73,864

Newark Public Libraries

Newark Public Library
121 HIGH STREET
Newark, New York
(315) 331-4370

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Newark Hospitals

Newark-wayne Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
111 Driving Park Ave
(315) 332-2022

Newark Public Schools

Lincoln Elementary School
1014 N Main St
ZIP: 14513
(315) 332-3342
Primary
Total Enrollment 256
Newark Middle School
701 Peirson Ave
ZIP: 14513
(315) 332-3295
Middle
Total Enrollment 459
Newark Senior High School
625 Peirson Ave
ZIP: 14513
(315) 332-3242
High
Total Enrollment 643
Norman R Kelley Intermediate School
316 W Miller St
ZIP: 14513
(315) 332-3326
Other
Total Enrollment 454
Ontario-seneca-yates-cayuga-wayne Boces
131 Drumlin Ct
ZIP: 14513
(315) 332-7284
Other
Total Enrollment 506
Perkins Elementary School
439 W Maple Ave
ZIP: 14513
(315) 332-3315
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
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