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Population (year 2000): 28,547. Estimated population in July 2005: 30,060 (+5.3% change)
Males: 13,132 (46.0%), Females: 15,415 (54.0%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 22.6 years
Median household income: $48,758 (year 2000)
Median house value: $153,300 (year 2000)

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Races in Newark:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.7%)
  • Black (6.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.5%)
  • Chinese (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Asian Indian (1.1%)
  • Other race (0.9%)

Ancestries: Irish (20.2%), German (17.2%), Italian (13.3%), English (13.1%), Polish (6.0%), United States (3.9%).Delaware

Elevation: 125 feet

Land area: 8.9 square miles

Newark,

For population 25 years and over in Newark

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 51.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newark city

  • Never married: 51.5%
  • Now married: 38.2%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

7.4% Foreign born (3.6% Asia, 2.1% Europe, 1.0% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,590 (+5.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: DE Wilmington, (15.0 miles pop. 72,664).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: PA Philadelphia, (47.6 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: DE (2.8 miles Brookside, DE (5.3 miles Glasgow, Creek, DE (5.7 miles Pike Star, DE (5.8 miles North DE (6.5 miles Bear, MD (6.7 miles Elkton, DE Hockessin, (8.8 miles PA (10.3 miles Avondale,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 49 buildings, average cost: $98,500
  • 1997: 72 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 48 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 2000: 61 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 2001: 50 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2002: 61 buildings, average cost: $94,500
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $163,600

Latitude: 39.68 N, Longitude: 75.76 W

Area code: 302


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (32.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (14.0%), Retail trade (11.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +12,372 (+43.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,210 (37.2%)


 

Crime in Newark by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.5
Rapes -1 -1 8 13 11 14
    per 100,000 N/A N/A 28.0 45.5 38.5 49.0
Robberies 63 62 28 54 70 51
    per 100,000 220.7 217.2 98.1 189.2 245.2 178.7
Assaults 96 110 98 115 87 84
    per 100,000 336.3 385.3 343.3 402.8 304.8 294.3
Burglaries 171 155 220 223 171 248
    per 100,000 599.0 543.0 770.7 781.2 599.0 868.7
Thefts 872 997 1,024 873 929 959
    per 100,000 3054.6 3492.5 3587.1 3058.1 3254.3 3359.4
Auto thefts 74 81 95 113 86 49
    per 100,000 259.2 283.7 332.8 395.8 301.3 171.6
N/A N/A 333.3 364.2 346.1 344.5

Average climate in Newark, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Newark,

Newark-area historical tornado activity is above Delaware state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1994, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the Newark city center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/28/1961, a category 3 tornado 12.9 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Kevin Hickman - College basketball player (Rider Broncos), Tom Methvin - College football player (Princeton Tigers).

Main business address for: STRATEGIC DIAGNOSTICS INC/DE/ (MISCELLANEOUS CHEMICAL PRODUCTS), ARTESIAN RESOURCES CORP (WATER SUPPLY).


Hospital/medical center in Newark:
  • ROCKFORD CENTER (100 ROCKFORD DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Newark:
  • UNION HOSPITAL-CECIL COUNTY (about 7 miles; ELKTON, MD)
  • ALFRED I DUPONT INSTITUTE (about 10 miles; WILMINGTON, DE)
  • MEDICAL CNTR OF DELAWARE (about 10 miles; WILMINGTON, DE)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Newark:
  • NEW CASTLE COUNTY (about 11 miles; WILMINGTON, DE; ID: ILG)
  • PHILADELPHIA INTL (about 39 miles; PHILADELPHIA, PA; ID: PHL)
  • DOVER AFB (about 45 miles; DOVER, DE; ID: DOV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Newark:
  • RAINTREE (about 10 miles; ELKTON, MD; ID: 1C4)
  • NEW GARDEN (about 10 miles; TOUGHKENAMON, PA; ID: N57)
  • CECIL COUNTY (about 11 miles; ELKTON, MD; ID: 58M)

Amtrak station:
NEWARK (429 S. COLLEGE AVE.). Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 20 $79,007 $47,404 2 $709
Electric Power 20 $96,679 $58,007 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 20 $79,024 $47,414 13 $14,213
Financial Administration 18 $79,341 $52,894 3 $4,119
Other Government Administration 13 $72,150 $66,600 10 $6,652
Judicial and Legal 3 $12,553 $50,212 6 $7,299
Police Protection - Officers 59 $308,942 $62,835 0 $0
Police - Other 17 $58,104 $41,014 4 $6,258
Streets and Highways 23 $87,741 $45,777 1 $1,302
Solid Waste Management 16 $52,737 $39,552 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 15 $60,633 $48,506 30 $18,952
Totals for Government 224 $986,910 $52,870 69 $59,504
Colleges/Universities in Newark:
  • UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE (Full-time enrollment: 17,786; Public; Website: www.udel.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMM COLL-STANTON-WILMINGTON (FT enrollment: 3,817; Location: 400 STANTON-CHRISTIANA RD; Public; Website: www.dtcc.edu)
  • SCHILLING-DOUGLAS SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN (FT enrollment: 60; Location: 70 AMSTEL AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • HAIR ACADEMY (Location: 1013 S COLLEGE AVE 896 SHOPS; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Newark:
  • WILMINGTON COLLEGE (about 12 miles; NEW CASTLE, DE; Full-time enrollment: 3,087)
  • WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 22 miles; WEST CHESTER, PA; FT enrollment: 10,419)
  • IMMACULATA COLLEGE (about 28 miles; IMMACULATA, PA; FT enrollment: 2,042)
  • WIDENER UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 29 miles; CHESTER, PA; FT enrollment: 3,646)
  • DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 30 miles; MEDIA, PA; FT enrollment: 5,248)
  • EASTERN COLLEGE (about 36 miles; ST DAVIDS, PA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; VILLANOVA, PA; FT enrollment: 8,547)
Public high schools in Newark:
  • NEWARK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,924; Location: 750 EAST DELAWARE AVENUE; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • GLASGOW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,505; Location: 1901 SOUTH COLLEGE AVENUE; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • CHRISTIANA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,398; Location: 190 SALEM CHURCH ROAD; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • PAUL M. HODGSON VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,101; Location: 2575 GLASGOW AVENUE; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high schools in Newark:
  • FAITH CITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 259; Location: 179 CHRISTIANA-STANTN RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CHRISTIANA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 246; Location: 179 STANTON CHRISTIANA; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Newark:
  • GAUGER-COBBS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,126; Location: 50 GENDER ROAD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • SHUE-MEDILL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,014; Location: 1500 CAPITOL TRAIL; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • GEORGE V. KIRK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,010; Location: 140 BRENNEN DRIVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WILLIAM B. KEENE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 704; Location: 200 LAGRANGE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • FOREST OAK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 690; Location: 55 SOUTH MEADOWOOD DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • THURGOOD MARSHALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 681; Location: 101 BARRETT RUN ROAD; Grades: KG - 04)
  • MAY B. LEASURE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 649; Location: 1015 CHURCH ROAD; Grades: KG - 04)
  • HENRY M. BRADER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 637; Location: 107 FOUR SEASONS PARKWAY; Grades: PK - 04)
  • NEWARK CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 621; Location: 2001 PATRIOT WAY; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • ETTA J. WILSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 566; Location: 14 FORGE ROAD; Grades: KG - 04)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Newark:
  • THE INDEPENDENCE SCHOOL (Students: 716; Location: 1300 PAPER MILL ROAD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PIKE CREEK CHRISTIAN (Students: 393; Location: 199 POLLY DRUMMOND HILL; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ALETHEIA SCHOOL (Students: 210; Location: 91 SALEM CHURCH ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • TUTOR TIME CHILD CARE (Students: 170; Location: 491 SOUTH HARMONY ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • NEWARK CTR CREATIVE LEARNING (Students: 95; Location: 401 PHILLIPS AVENUE; Grades: UG - UG)
  • ST JOHNS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 66; Location: 135 S OLD BALTIMORE PIKE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LABORATORY PRESCHOOL (UD) (Students: 66; Location: 112 ALISON HALL; Grades: PK - KG)
  • NEWARK DAY NURSERY ASSOC INC (Students: 61; Location: 921 BARKSDALE RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 53; Location: 701 SOUTH COLLEGE AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • THE NEW SCHOOL (Students: 48; Location: 812 ELKTON ROAD PO BOX 947; Grades: UG - UG)
Library in Newark:
  • NEWARK FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $959,950; Location: 750 LIBRARY AVENUE; 87,157 books; 6,342 audio materials; 1,619 video materials; 308 serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:
  • CHRISTIANA MEDICAL CENTER IS THE MAJOR HOSPITAL IN THE NEWARK DELAWARE AREA

Notable locations in Newark: Diamond State Industrial Park (A), Newark Country Club (B).

Churches in Newark include: Saint John the Baptist Holy Angels Catholic Church (A), Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church (B), Pilgrim Baptist Church (C), Calvary Baptist Church (D), Church of the Nazarene (E), Korean Methodist Church (F), Saint Thomas Parish (G), Temple Beth El (H).

Cemetery: Saint Johns Cemetery (1).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fairfield Run (A), East Branch Christina River (B), Persimmon Run (C), West Branch Christina River (D), Boogy Run (E).

Parks in Newark include: Rittenhouse Park (1), Lumbrook Park (2), Kells Park (3), Lewis Park (4), Hall Park (5), McKees Park (6), Coverdale Park (7), Phillips Park (8), Rahway Park (9).


Newark compared to Delaware state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Newark:
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WAMS (1260 AM; 1 kW; NEWARK, DE; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WTMC (1380 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: STATE OF DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF TRAN)
  • WXHL (1550 AM; 1 kW; ELKTON, MD; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WDEL (1150 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Newark:
  • WVUD (91.3 FM; NEWARK, DE; Owner: UNIVERSITYOF DELAWARE)
  • WOEL-FM (89.9 FM; ELKTON, MD; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSTW (93.7 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBR-FM (99.5 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMHS (88.1 FM; PIKE CREEK, DE; Owner: RED CLAY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXCY (103.7 FM; HAVRE DE GRACE, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXHL-FM (89.1 FM; CHRISTIANA, DE; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Newark:
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • W40AZ (Channel 40; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W55BT (Channel 55; TALLEYVILLE, DE; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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