Latest Data (2016)
Population 281,764
Nationwide Rank 70

Quick Facts

Newark, New Jersey is the 70th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Newark, New Jersey is a city.

Newark, New Jersey is currently 36.3% smaller than it was in 1930, the year of its peak recorded population.

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

Newark, New Jersey Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
60 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 318,449 21.9%
61 St. Louis, Missouri 311,404 -10.2%
62 Stockton, California 307,072 25.5%
63 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 303,625 -9.0%
64 St. Paul, Minnesota 302,398 5.4%
65 Cincinnati, Ohio 298,800 -9.7%
66 Anchorage, Alaska 298,192 14.4%
67 Henderson, Nevada 292,969 63.4%
68 Greensboro, North Carolina 287,027 25.6%
69 Plano, Texas 286,057 27.5%
70 Newark, New Jersey 281,764 3.3%
71 Lincoln, Nebraska 280,364 23.1%
72 Toledo, Ohio 278,508 -11.2%
73 Orlando, Florida 277,173 42.3%
74 Chula Vista, California 267,172 52.1%
75 Irvine, California 266,122 81.4%
76 Fort Wayne, Indiana 264,488 4.1%
77 Jersey City, New Jersey 264,152 10.0%
78 Durham, North Carolina 263,016 39.2%
79 St. Petersburg, Florida 260,999 4.9%
80 Laredo, Texas 257,156 43.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In New Jersey

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
70 Newark 281,764 3.3%
77 Jersey City 264,152 10.0%
178 Paterson 147,000 -1.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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