Latest Data (2015)
Population 281,944
Nationwide Rank 70

Quick Facts

Newark, New Jersey is the 70th largest city in the United States as of 2015.

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. 74% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Newark, New Jersey Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
64 St. Paul, Minnesota 4.9%
65 Anchorage, Alaska 14.6%
66 Cincinnati, Ohio -9.8%
67 Henderson, Nevada 59.3%
68 Greensboro, North Carolina 24.8%
69 Plano, Texas 26.4%
70 Newark, New Jersey 3.4%
71 Toledo, Ohio -10.8%
72 Lincoln, Nebraska 21.8%
73 Orlando, Florida 39.1%
74 Chula Vista, California 51.3%
75 Jersey City, New Jersey 10.1%
76 Chandler, Arizona 45.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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