Newark, NJ Population

By | June 21, 2019

Population: 273,546. Estimated population in July 2020: 280,666 (+2.6% change)
Males: 132,701 (48.5%), Females: 140,845 (51.5%)

The city of Newark is located in Essex County, New Jersey. See Countryaah.com for alphabetical list of all cities in New Jersey, including top 10 cities by population and area of New Jersey.

Median resident age: 30.8 years
Median household income: $26,913
Median house value: $119,000

Races in Newark:

  • Black (53.5%)
  • Hispanic (29.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (14.2%)
  • Other race (14.0%)
  • Two or more races (4.4%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Portuguese (5.8%), Italian (2.6%), Subsaharan African (2.6%), West Indian (2.3%), United States (1.8%).

Elevation: 95 feet

Land area: 23.8 square miles

Map of Newark, NJ

Population

For population 25 years and over in Newark

  • High school or higher: 57.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newark city

  • Never married: 43.9%
  • Now married: 35.4%
  • Separated: 5.8%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

24.1% Foreign born (15.4% Latin America, 6.1% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -1,537 (-0.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Newark:

  • COLUMBUS HOSPITAL (495 NORTH 13TH ST)
  • MOUNT CARMEL GUILD (1160 RAYMOND BLVD)
  • NEWARK BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER (201 LYONS AVE)
  • ST JAMES HOSPITAL (155 JEFFERSON ST)
  • ST MICHAELS MEDICAL CENTER (268 DR MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD)
  • UMDNJ UNIVERSITY HOSPITL (150 BERGEN ST)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Newark:

  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 4 miles; NEWARK, NJ; Abbreviation: EWR)
  • TETERBORO (about 13 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; Abbreviation: TEB)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 14 miles; NEW YORK, NY; Abbreviation: JRB)

Other public-use airports nearest to Newark:

  • NEWARK NR 1 (about 3 miles; NEWARK, NJ; Abbreviation: 3N4)
  • LINDEN (about 9 miles; LINDEN, NJ; Abbreviation: LDJ)
  • ESSEX COUNTY (about 11 miles; CALDWELL, NJ; Abbreviation: CDW)

Amtrak stations:

  • NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Newark:

  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEWARK (Full-time enrollment: 6,878; Location: NEWARK CAMPUS; Public; Website: www.rutgers.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 6,565; Location: UNIVERSITY HTS; Public; Website: www.njit.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 5,893; Location: 303 UNIVERSITY AVE; Public; Website: www.essex.edu)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY (Full-time enrollment: 4,134; Location: 65 BERGEN ST RM 1441; Public; Website: www.UMDNJ.EDU; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • WORLDWIDE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES INC-NEWARK OFFICE (Full-time enrollment: 95; Location: 5 COMMERCE ST; Private, for-profit; Website: worlwideeducational.com)
  • CAREERWORKS INC (Location: 601 BROAD ST; Private, for-profit)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Newark:

  • SETON HALL UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 7,509)
  • KEAN UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; UNION, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 8,627)
  • NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; JERSEY CITY, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,582)
  • MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 10,226)
  • HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; JERSEY CITY, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 3,630)
  • SAINT PETERS COLLEGE (about 9 miles; JERSEY CITY, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 2,643)
  • CUNY COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND (about 10 miles; STATEN ISLAND, NY; Full-time enrollment: 8,135)

Biggest public high schools in Newark:

  • BARRINGER (Students: 1,960; Location: 90 PARKER ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • EAST SIDE (Students: 1,489; Location: 238 VAN BUREN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WEST SIDE HIGH (Students: 1,404; Location: 403 SOUTH ORANGE AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MALCOLM X SHABAZZ HIGH (Students: 1,298; Location: 80 JOHNSON AVE.; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WEEQUAHIC (Students: 1,026; Location: 279 CHANCELLOR AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CENTRAL (Students: 896; Location: 100 SUMMER ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ESSEX CTY V N 13TH ST NWK (Students: 715; Location: 300 N 13TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • WEST MARKET STREET CENTER (Students: 712; Location: 91 WEST MARKET STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • TECHNOLOGY HIGH (Students: 602; Location: 223 BROADWAY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SCIENCE HIGH (Students: 573; Location: 40 RECTOR ST; Grades: 09 – 12)

Private high schools in Newark:

  • ST. BENEDICT PREP (Students: 530; Location: 520 MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD; Grades: 7 – 12; Boys only)
  • OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL H S (Students: 310; Location: 243 WOODSIDE AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • ST VINCENT ACADEMY (Students: 304; Location: 228 WEST MARKET STREET; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • CHAD SCIENCE ACADEMY (Students: 301; Location: 370 S 7TH ST; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • JERSEY PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 45; Location: 31 CENTRAL AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: 179 VAN BUREN STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Newark:

  • ANN STREET (Students: 1,067; Location: 30 ANN ST; Grades: KG – 08)
  • MT VERNON (Students: 959; Location: 142 MOUNT VERNON PL; Grades: PK – 07)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER (Students: 930; Location: 333 CLINTON PL; Grades: PK – 08)
  • LUIS MUNOZ MARIN MIDDLE (Students: 924; Location: 663 BROADWAY; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • ABINGTON AVE (Students: 906; Location: 209 ABINGTON AVE; Grades: PK – 08)
  • DR WILLIAM H HORTON (Students: 877; Location: 291 N 7TH ST; Grades: KG – 08)
  • OLIVER ST (Students: 844; Location: 104 OLIVER ST; Grades: PK – 08)
  • FIRST AVENUE (Students: 818; Location: 284 FIRST AVE; Grades: KG – 08)
  • PESHINE AVE (Students: 813; Location: 433 PESHINE AVE; Grades: PK – 08)
  • WILSON AVE (Students: 808; Location: 19 WILSON AVE; Grades: PK – 08)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Newark:

  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 825; Location: 24 HAZELWOOD AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST MICHAEL SCHOOL (Students: 641; Location: 27-29 CRITTENDEN ST; Grades: KG – 8)
  • THE CHAD SCHOOL (Students: 435; Location: 308 S 9TH ST; Grades: PK – 6)
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 403; Location: 600 CLINTON AVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST LUCY FILIPPINI ACADEMY (Students: 337; Location: 142 JEFFERSON ST; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST CASIMIR ACADEMY (Students: 300; Location: 366 EAST KINNEY STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ACADEMY OF ST. BENEDICT (Students: 294; Location: 124 NIAGARA; Grades: PK – 8)
  • QUEEN OF ANGELS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 283; Location: 44 IRVINE TURNER BLVD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST ROSE OF LIMA SCHOOL (Students: 282; Location: 540 ORANGE STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST ROCCO SCHOOL (Students: 272; Location: 21 ASHLAND STREET; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Newark:

  • NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $12,429,753; Location: 5 WASHINGTON STREET; 1,557,577 books; 11,704 audio materials; 13,842 video materials; 1,630 serial subscriptions)