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.

Demographics

People

Total Population49,070
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+21,892
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married41.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,966
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,268
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,461

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,954
% Above Poverty Level80.7%
% Below Poverty Level19.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone33.5%
Median Gross Rent$736
Median House Value$119,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.7%
Irish14.5%
English9.8%
Italian6.2%
Scottish2.9%
French Except Basque2.1%
Polish1.8%
Welsh1.8%
Dutch1.5%
Arab0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
African0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Russian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Greek0.3%
Czech0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Ghanaian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Newark Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyLicking County
Standard Zip Codes43055, 43056
P.O. Box Zip Codes43058
Company Zip Codes43093
Phone Area Codes740
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.06
Approximate Longitude-82.42

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 WATER WORKS
Distance1.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip41.6 inches
StationCENTERBURG 2 SE
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip41.2 inches
StationLANCASTER 2 NW
Distance25.6 miles
Jan Temp18 to 35 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Buckeye Lake2,792$60,368
Granville5,766$118,864
Heath10,646$70,406
Hebron2,183$51,146
St. Louisville500$58,750
Thornville1,083$67,188

Newark Public Libraries

Licking County Library
101 W. MAIN ST.
Newark, Ohio
(740) 349-5500

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Newark Hospitals

Licking Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
1320 West Main Street
(740) 348-4000
Medical Center Of Newark Llc
2000 Tamarack Road
(740) 522-7800

Newark Public Schools

Ben Franklin Elementary School
533 Beacon Rd
ZIP: 43055
(740) 670-7340
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Career And Technology Educational Centers
150 Price Rd
ZIP: 43055
(740) 366-3351
High
Carson Elementary School
549 E Main St
ZIP: 43055
(740) 670-7300
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Cherry Valley Elementary School
1040 W Main St
ZIP: 43055
(740) 670-7330
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Heritage Middle School
600 Arlington Ave
ZIP: 43055
(740) 670-7110
Middle
Total Enrollment 528
Hillview Elementary School
1927 Horns Hill Rd
ZIP: 43055
(740) 670-7310
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
John Clem Elementary School
475 Jefferson Rd
ZIP: 43055
(740) 670-7130
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Legend Elementary
1075 Evans Blvd
ZIP: 43055
(740) 670-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Liberty Middle School
1055 Evans Blvd
ZIP: 43055
(740) 670-7320
Middle
Total Enrollment 493
Licking Valley Elementary School
1510 Licking Valley Rd Ne
ZIP: 43055
(740) 763-3525
Primary
Total Enrollment 876
Licking Valley High School
100 Hainsview Dr
ZIP: 43055
(740) 763-3721
High
Total Enrollment 581
Licking Valley Middle School
1379 Licking Valley Rd
ZIP: 43055
(740) 763-3396
Middle
Total Enrollment 506
Mcguffey Elementary School
130 Green Wave Dr
ZIP: 43055
(740) 670-7140
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Newark Digital Academy
255 Woods Ave
ZIP: 43055
(740) 328-2022
Other
Total Enrollment 292
Newark High School
314 Granville St
ZIP: 43055
(740) 670-7400
High
Total Enrollment 1456
Newton Elementary School
6645 Mount Vernon Rd
ZIP: 43055
(740) 745-5982
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Par Excellence Academy
96 Maholm St
ZIP: 43055
(740) 344-7279
Primary
Total Enrollment 143
Wilson Middle School
805 W Church St
ZIP: 43055
(740) 670-7120
Middle
Total Enrollment 416

Newark Private Schools

Blessed Sacrament School
394 E Main St
ZIP: 43055
Elementary
Total Enrollment 168
Excel Academy
116 W Church St
ZIP: 43055
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
Montessori Community
621 Country Club Dr
ZIP: 43055
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Newark Catholic High School
1 Green Wave Dr
ZIP: 43055
Secondary
Total Enrollment 245
St Francis De Sales School
38 Granville St
ZIP: 43055
Elementary
Total Enrollment 411
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