What is the current population of Newark?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Newark is 282,011. Newark, New Jersey is the 73rd largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Newark?

The peak population of Newark was in 1930, when its population was 442,337. In 1930, Newark was the 18th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 73rd largest city in the US. Newark is currently 36.2% smaller than it was in 1930.

How quickly is Newark growing?

Newark has grown 3.4% since the 2000. Newark, New Jersey's growth is below average. 76% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is Newark the biggest city in New Jersey?

Yes, Newark is the biggest city in the state of New Jersey based on population. The second largest city, Jersey City, is 92% the size of Newark.

What county is Newark, New Jersey in?

Newark is located entirely in Essex County.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 282,011 73
2018 282,090 73
2017 285,154 70
2016 281,764 70
2015 281,944 70
2014 280,579 69
2013 278,427 69
2012 277,727 68
2011 277,590 68
2010 277,140 68
2009 278,154 68
2008 277,377 68
2007 277,374 68
2006 276,275 66
2005 276,200 69
2004 276,381 66
2003 275,920 65
2002 275,145 64
2001 273,875 64
2000 272,665 64
1990 275,291 56
1980 329,248 46
1970 382,417 36
1960 405,220 30
1950 438,776 21
1940 429,760 18
1930 442,337 18
1920 414,524 15
1910 347,469 14
1900 246,070 16
1890 181,830 17
1880 136,508 15
1870 105,059 13
1860 71,941 11
1850 38,894 19
1840 17,290 23

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
63 St. Paul, Minnesota 308,096 7.4%
64 Cincinnati, Ohio 303,940 -8.2%
65 St. Louis, Missouri 300,576 -13.3%
66 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 300,286 -10.0%
67 Greensboro, North Carolina 296,710 29.8%
68 Lincoln, Nebraska 289,102 26.9%
69 Anchorage, Alaska 288,000 10.5%
70 Plano, Texas 287,677 28.3%
71 Orlando, Florida 287,442 47.6%
72 Irvine, California 287,401 95.9%
73 Newark, New Jersey 282,011 3.4%
74 Durham, North Carolina 278,993 47.7%
75 Chula Vista, California 274,492 56.3%
76 Toledo, Ohio 272,779 -13.0%
77 Fort Wayne, Indiana 270,402 6.4%
78 St. Petersburg, Florida 265,351 6.6%
79 Laredo, Texas 262,491 46.2%
80 Jersey City, New Jersey 262,075 9.1%
81 Chandler, Arizona 261,165 45.4%
82 Madison, Wisconsin 259,680 23.6%
83 Lubbock, Texas 258,862 29.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In New Jersey

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
73 Newark 282,011 3.4%
80 Jersey City 262,075 9.1%
181 Paterson 145,233 -2.7%

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