Zip Code, Weather Forecast, Radio Stations, Population, Crime Rate, Area Codes
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Population (year 2000): 273,546. Estimated population in July 2005: 280,666 (+2.6% change)
Males: 132,701 (48.5%), Females: 140,845 (51.5%)
Zip codes: .
Median resident age: 30.8 years
Median household income: $26,913 (year 2000)
Median house value: $119,000 (year 2000)
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Races in Newark:
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
- Black (53.5%)
- Hispanic (29.5%)
- White Non-Hispanic (14.2%)
- Other race (14.0%)
- Two or more races (4.4%)
- American Indian (0.8%)
- Asian Indian (0.5%)
Ancestries: Portuguese (5.8%), Italian (2.6%), Subsaharan African (2.6%), West Indian (2.3%), United States (1.8%).New Jersey
Elevation: 95 feet
Land area: 23.8 square miles
For population 25 years and over in Newark
- High school or higher: 57.9%
- Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
- Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
- Unemployed: 16.1%
- Mean travel time to work: 31.7 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Newark city
- Never married: 43.9%
- Now married: 35.4%
- Separated: 5.8%
- Widowed: 7.5%
- Divorced: 7.4%
24.1% Foreign born (15.4% Latin America, 6.1% Europe).
Population change in the 1990s: -1,537 (-0.6%).
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Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (18.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Newark, NJ (1.9 miles East NJ Harrison, (2.2 miles Orange, NJ East (2.8 miles NJ (3.3 miles Irvington, NJ Kearny, (3.8 miles NJ (4.1 miles Hillside, NJ Orange, (4.2 miles NJ Belleville, (4.3 miles
Single-family new house construction building permits:
- 1996: 151 buildings, average cost: $22,900
- 1997: 275 buildings, average cost: $45,500
- 1998: 122 buildings, average cost: $107,000
- 1999: 97 buildings, average cost: $74,500
- 2000: 110 buildings, average cost: $107,200
- 2001: 129 buildings, average cost: $75,800
- 2002: 131 buildings, average cost: $67,000
- 2003: 155 buildings, average cost: $135,300
- 2004: 128 buildings, average cost: $45,400
- 2005: 376 buildings, average cost: $70,500
Latitude: 40.74 N, Longitude: 74.18 W
Area codes: 973, 201, 862
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.1%), Manufacturing (12.9%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (10.2%).
Daytime population change due to commuting: +59,675 (+21.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 36,319 (41.4%)
Crime in Newark by Year
|Type ||1999 ||2000 ||2001 ||2002 ||2003 ||2004 |
|Murders ||69 ||58 ||90 ||65 ||81 ||84 |
| per 100,000 ||25.2 ||21.2 ||32.9 ||23.8 ||29.6 ||30.7 |
|Rapes ||103 ||95 ||91 ||88 ||85 ||73 |
| per 100,000 ||37.7 ||34.7 ||33.3 ||32.2 ||31.1 ||26.7 |
|Robberies ||2,432 ||1,923 ||1,837 ||1,567 ||1,304 ||1,345 |
| per 100,000 ||889.1 ||703.0 ||671.6 ||572.8 ||476.7 ||491.7 |
|Assaults ||2,263 ||2,016 ||1,819 ||1,473 ||1,261 ||1,365 |
| per 100,000 ||827.3 ||737.0 ||665.0 ||538.5 ||461.0 ||499.0 |
|Burglaries ||3,087 ||2,765 ||2,552 ||2,253 ||2,281 ||2,159 |
| per 100,000 ||1128.5 ||1010.8 ||932.9 ||823.6 ||833.9 ||789.3 |
|Thefts ||7,928 ||7,364 ||6,324 ||6,033 ||5,562 ||5,252 |
| per 100,000 ||2898.2 ||2692.1 ||2311.9 ||2205.5 ||2033.3 ||1920.0 |
|Auto thefts ||5,267 ||5,442 ||6,035 ||6,335 ||6,018 ||5,788 |
| per 100,000 ||1925.5 ||1989.4 ||2206.2 ||2315.9 ||2200.0 ||2115.9 |
| ||821.4 ||731.0 ||714.9 ||647.3 ||592.9 ||590.0 |
Average climate in Newark, New Jersey
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Newark-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/28/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the Newark city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 5/28/1973, a category 3 tornado 37.6 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Birthplace of: Aaron Burr - (1756-1836), Vice President of the United States, Shaquille O' Neal, Eva Marie Saint - (born 1924), actor, Ice T, Brian De Palma, Shaquille O'Neal - (born 1972), basketball player, Whitney Houston - (born 1963), musician, Stephen W. Kearny - (1794-1848), general, Amiri Baraka - aka Leroi Jones, (born 1934), Al Singleton - 2005 NFL player (Dallas Cowboys, born: Aug 7, 1975).
Main business address for: PRUCO LIFE INSURANCE CO, NET2PHONE INC (TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (NO RADIO TELEPHONE)), PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC (LIFE INSURANCE), PSEG POWER LLC (ELECTRIC SERVICES), PRUDENTIAL VARIABLE CONTRACT REAL PROPERTY ACCOUNT (LIFE INSURANCE), PRUCO LIFE INSURANCE OF NEW JERSEY (LIFE INSURANCE), VERIZON NEW JERSEY INC (TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (NO RADIO TELEPHONE)), IDT CORP (TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (NO RADIO TELEPHONE)) and 7 other public companies.
Hospitals/medical centers in Newark:
- COLUMBUS HOSPITAL (495 NORTH 13TH ST)
- MOUNT CARMEL GUILD (1160 RAYMOND BLVD)
- NEWARK BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER (201 LYONS AVE)
- ST JAMES HOSPITAL (155 JEFFERSON ST)
- ST MICHAELS MEDICAL CENTER (268 DR MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD)
- UMDNJ UNIVERSITY HOSPITL (150 BERGEN ST)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Newark:
- NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 4 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
- TETERBORO (about 13 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
- PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 14 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Newark:
- NEWARK NR 1 (about 3 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: 3N4)
- LINDEN (about 9 miles; LINDEN, NJ; ID: LDJ)
- ESSEX COUNTY (about 11 miles; CALDWELL, NJ; ID: CDW)
- NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
- NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus 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 |
|Other and Unallocable ||119 ||$485,760 ||$48,984 ||175 ||$115,465 |
|Housing and Community Development(Local) ||946 ||$3,590,360 ||$45,543 ||52 ||$60,856 |
|Local Libraries ||201 ||$696,668 ||$41,592 ||9 ||$15,403 | Colleges/Universities in Newark:
- RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEWARK (Full-time enrollment: 6,878; Location: NEWARK CAMPUS; Public; Website: www.rutgers.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
- NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (FT enrollment: 6,565; Location: UNIVERSITY HTS; Public; Website: www.njit.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
- ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 5,893; Location: 303 UNIVERSITY AVE; Public; Website: www.essex.edu)
- UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY (FT enrollment: 4,134; Location: 65 BERGEN ST RM 1441; Public; Website: www.UMDNJ.EDU; Offers Doctor's degree)
- WORLDWIDE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES INC-NEWARK OFFICE (FT enrollment: 95; Location: 5 COMMERCE ST; Private, for-profit; Website: worlwideeducational.com)
- CAREERWORKS INC (Location: 601 BROAD ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Newark:
- SETON HALL UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 7,509)
- KEAN UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; UNION, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,627)
- NEW JERSEY CITY UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; JERSEY CITY, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,582)
- MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ; FT enrollment: 10,226)
- HUDSON COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; JERSEY CITY, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,630)
- SAINT PETERS COLLEGE (about 9 miles; JERSEY CITY, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,643)
- CUNY COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND (about 10 miles; STATEN ISLAND, NY; FT enrollment: 8,135)
Biggest public high schools in Newark:
- BARRINGER (Students: 1,960; Location: 90 PARKER ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
- EAST SIDE (Students: 1,489; Location: 238 VAN BUREN ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
- WEST SIDE HIGH (Students: 1,404; Location: 403 SOUTH ORANGE AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
- MALCOLM X SHABAZZ HIGH (Students: 1,298; Location: 80 JOHNSON AVE.; Grades: 09 - 12)
- WEEQUAHIC (Students: 1,026; Location: 279 CHANCELLOR AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
- CENTRAL (Students: 896; Location: 100 SUMMER ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
- ESSEX CTY V N 13TH ST NWK (Students: 715; Location: 300 N 13TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
- WEST MARKET STREET CENTER (Students: 712; Location: 91 WEST MARKET STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
- TECHNOLOGY HIGH (Students: 602; Location: 223 BROADWAY; Grades: 09 - 12)
- SCIENCE HIGH (Students: 573; Location: 40 RECTOR ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Newark:
- ST. BENEDICT PREP (Students: 530; Location: 520 MARTIN LUTHER KING BLVD; Grades: 7 - 12; Boys only)
- OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL H S (Students: 310; Location: 243 WOODSIDE AVENUE; Grades: 9 - 12)
- ST VINCENT ACADEMY (Students: 304; Location: 228 WEST MARKET STREET; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
- CHAD SCIENCE ACADEMY (Students: 301; Location: 370 S 7TH ST; Grades: 7 - 12)
- JERSEY PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 45; Location: 31 CENTRAL AVENUE; Grades: 9 - 12)
- INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: 179 VAN BUREN STREET; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Newark:
- ANN STREET (Students: 1,067; Location: 30 ANN ST; Grades: KG - 08)
- MT VERNON (Students: 959; Location: 142 MOUNT VERNON PL; Grades: PK - 07)
- GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER (Students: 930; Location: 333 CLINTON PL; Grades: PK - 08)
- LUIS MUNOZ MARIN MIDDLE (Students: 924; Location: 663 BROADWAY; Grades: 05 - 08)
- ABINGTON AVE (Students: 906; Location: 209 ABINGTON AVE; Grades: PK - 08)
- DR WILLIAM H HORTON (Students: 877; Location: 291 N 7TH ST; Grades: KG - 08)
- OLIVER ST (Students: 844; Location: 104 OLIVER ST; Grades: PK - 08)
- FIRST AVENUE (Students: 818; Location: 284 FIRST AVE; Grades: KG - 08)
- PESHINE AVE (Students: 813; Location: 433 PESHINE AVE; Grades: PK - 08)
- WILSON AVE (Students: 808; Location: 19 WILSON AVE; Grades: PK - 08)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Newark:
- SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 825; Location: 24 HAZELWOOD AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
- ST MICHAEL SCHOOL (Students: 641; Location: 27-29 CRITTENDEN ST; Grades: KG - 8)
- THE CHAD SCHOOL (Students: 435; Location: 308 S 9TH ST; Grades: PK - 6)
- BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 403; Location: 600 CLINTON AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
- ST LUCY FILIPPINI ACADEMY (Students: 337; Location: 142 JEFFERSON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
- ST CASIMIR ACADEMY (Students: 300; Location: 366 EAST KINNEY STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
- ACADEMY OF ST. BENEDICT (Students: 294; Location: 124 NIAGARA; Grades: PK - 8)
- QUEEN OF ANGELS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 283; Location: 44 IRVINE TURNER BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
- ST ROSE OF LIMA SCHOOL (Students: 282; Location: 540 ORANGE STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
- ST ROCCO SCHOOL (Students: 272; Location: 21 ASHLAND STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Newark:
- NEWARK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $12,429,753; Location: 5 WASHINGTON STREET; 1,557,577 books; 11,704 audio materials; 13,842 video materials; 1,630 serial subscriptions)
Notable locations in Newark: Newark Station (A), Oak Island Yards (B), Forest Hill Station (C), South Street Station (D), Port Newark Terminal (E), Roseville Avenue Station (F), Franklin Avenue Station (G), Orange Avenue Station (H), Garden Yards (I), Brills Yard (J), Broad Street Station (K), Riverside Station (L), Woodside Station (M), North Newark Station (N), Cherry Street Station (O), Heller Parkway Station (P), Clinton Branch Newark Public Library (Q), New Jersey Small Business Development Center (R), New Jersey Performing Arts Center (S), Ackerson Hall (T).
Churches in Newark include: First Mount Zion Baptist Church (A), First Newborn Tabernacle Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Church of Our Saviour (D), Church of the Lord Jesus (E), Holy Trinity Epiphany Church (F), Saint Mathews Church (G), Saint Matthew's Methodist Church (H).
Cemeteries: Mount Pleasant Cemetery (1), Mount Olivet Cemetery (2), Fairmount Cemetery (3), Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (4), Bethel Memorial Park (5), Woodland Cemetery (6).
Lake: Weequahic Lake (A).
Rivers: Second River (A), Passaic River (B).
Parks in Newark include: Norman Samuels Plaza (1), Hayes Park (2), Vailsburg Park (3), Rippel Field (4), River Bank Park (5), Riverfront Stadium (6), West Side Park (7), The Green (8), Lincoln Park (9).
Post offices: Vailsburg Station Newark Post Office (A), Newark Post Office (B).
Newark compared to New Jersey state average:
- Median house value above state average.
- Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
- Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
- Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
- Median age below state average.
- Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
- Renting percentage above state average.
- Number of rooms per house below state average.
- Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
- Population density above state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Newark:
- WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
- WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
- WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
- WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
- WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
- WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
- WNYC (820 AM; 10 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
- WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
- WNSW (1430 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
- WWRL (1600 AM; 25 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS CORP.-NY)
- WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
- WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
Strongest FM radio stations in Newark:
- WBGO (88.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: NEWARK PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
- WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
- WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
- WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
- WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
- WFME (94.7 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
- WSOU (89.5 FM; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; Owner: SETON HALL UNIVERSITY)
- WFMU (91.1 FM; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: AURICLE COMMUNICATIONS)
- WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
- WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
- WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
- WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
- WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
- WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
- WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
- WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
- WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
- WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
- WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
- WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
TV broadcast stations around Newark:
- WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
- WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
- WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
- WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
- WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
- WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
- WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
- WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
- WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
- WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
- WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
- WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
- WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
- WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
- WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
- WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
- W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
- W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
- WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
- WNYX-LP (Channel 35; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
- WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
- WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
- W68DN (Channel 68; CHERRY HILL, ETC., NJ; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
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