Nationwide Claims to Fame

Newark is 40th out of 6,405 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Statewide Claims to Fame

Newark is 1st in New Jersey out of 192 other cities in Current population (2012)

Newark is 1st in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Housing units

Newark is 2nd in New Jersey out of 179 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Newark is 2nd in New Jersey out of 185 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Newark is 2nd in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Households

Newark is 3rd in New Jersey out of 185 other cities in Retail sales

Newark is 4th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Newark is 6th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Size in square miles

Newark is 11th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Income below poverty line

Newark is 12th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Newark, New Jersey Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Newark Rank New Jersey US
Current population (2012) 277,727 1st 8,864,590 313,914,040
Size in square miles 24.2 6th 7,354.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 11,458.2 17th 1,195.5 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Newark Rank New Jersey US
Residents younger than 5 7.5% 28th 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.6% 69th 22.9% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 8.6% 239th 14.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Newark Rank New Jersey US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 69.0% 249th 87.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 12.5% 238th 35.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Newark Rank New Jersey US
Race - White 26.3% 252nd 73.8% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 52.4% 4th 14.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.6% 28th 0.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.6% 220th 9.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 107th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.8% 41st 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 33.8% 30th 18.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 11.6% 250th 58.2% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Newark Rank New Jersey US
Female residents 50.5% 204th 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 26.6% 72nd 20.6% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Newark Rank New Jersey US
Housing units 109,520 1st 3,562,553 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 79.5% 12th 35.9% 25.9%
Households 91,712 2nd 3,180,854 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 24.9% 251st 66.6% 66.1%
Home median value $282,400 192nd $349,100 $186,200
People per household 2.9 78th 2.7 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Newark Rank New Jersey US
Income per capita $17,617 248th $35,678 $27,915
Income per household $35,696 245th $71,180 $52,762
Income below poverty line 26.1% 11th 9.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Newark Rank New Jersey US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 16,484 2nd 781,622 27,092,908
Retail sales $1,637,185 3rd $124,813,580 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $5,902 134th $14,453 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $552,638 2nd $19,993,613 $613,795,732

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