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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Newark.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Newark ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Philadelphia (PA). It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the northeast of Newark. Philadelphia (PA) has a population of 1,581,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Reading (PA). It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the north of Newark and has a population of 88,400 people.

For comparison, Newark has a population of 33,900 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Dover   [Map]   37,538   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Middletown   [Map]   21,897   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Wilmington   [Map]   71,106   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Aberdeen (MD)   [Map]   16,049   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bridgeton (NJ)   [Map]   24,505   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Camden (NJ)   [Map]   74,532   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Millville (NJ)   [Map]   27,918   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Vineland (NJ)   [Map]   60,392   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Chester (PA)   [Map]   34,077   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Lancaster (PA)   [Map]   59,708   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lansdale (PA)   [Map]   16,588   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Norristown (PA)   [Map]   34,510   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Phoenixville (PA)   [Map]   16,943   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pottstown (PA)   [Map]   22,741   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
West Chester (PA)   [Map]   20,060   N   21 miles [33.8 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Brookside   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
Centennial Village   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
English Village   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pencader Village   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Pike Creek   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Raintree Village   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Salem Village   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
The Village of Drummond Hill   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Wilson   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
Windy Hills   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Woodshade   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Elk Mills (MD)   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
West Creek Village (MD)   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Winding Brook Village (MD)   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Strickersville (PA)   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]

For more communities neighboring Newark, please visit our County-by-County Page for Newark.

New Castle County ...

Newark is located in New Castle County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of New Castle County: Kent, Cecil (MD), Kent (MD), Gloucester (NJ), Salem (NJ), Chester (PA) & Delaware (PA). Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean lies to the southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Newark ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Newark.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Newark ...

Looking for more information about Newark? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Newark, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Newark.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Newark.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Newark. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Newark. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Delaware

    Delaware Tourism
    Parks for Delaware

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Delaware Statewide Tourism
    Newark Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Newark


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Delaware

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Delaware

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Delaware

Airports Near Newark ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Newark.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
New Castle Airport(ILG/KILG)   [Map]   ILG   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cecil Co. Airport    [Map]   58M   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Summit Airport   [Map]   EVY   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
New Garden Airport    [Map]   N57   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Spitfire Aero.   [Map]   7N7   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Chester Co. Airport (CTH/KMQS)   [Map]   MQS   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Brandywine Airport (ICAO: KOQN)   [Map]   OQN   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Harford Co. Airport   [Map]   0W3   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Newark.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Newark. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Philadelphia Intl. (PHL/KPHL)   [Map]   PHL   ENE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Baltimore - Washington Intl. (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]   BWI   SW   59 miles [95 km]
Atlantic City Intl. (ACY/KACY)   [Map]   ACY   ESE   64 miles [103 km]
Harrisburg Intl. (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]   MDT   NW   64 miles [103 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Reading Rgnl. (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]   RDG   NNW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Lehigh Valley Intl. (ABE/KABE)   [Map]   ABE   NNE   69 miles [111 km]
Wicomico Rgnl.(SBY/KSBY)   [Map]   SBY   S   93 miles [149.7 km]
Morristown Muni. (MMU/KMMU)   [Map]   MMU   NE   104 miles [167.4 km]
Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Intl. (AVP/KAVP)   [Map]   AVP   N   114 miles [183.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
New Castle Airport(ILG/KILG)   [Map]   ILG   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Cecil Co. Airport    [Map]   58M   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Summit Airport   [Map]   EVY   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
New Garden Airport    [Map]   N57   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Spitfire Aero.   [Map]   7N7   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Chester Co. Airport (CTH/KMQS)   [Map]   MQS   NNW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Brandywine Airport (ICAO: KOQN)   [Map]   OQN   NNE   23 miles [37 km]
Harford Co. Airport   [Map]   0W3   WSW   24 miles [38.6 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Philadelphia Intl.   (PHL/KPHL)   [Map]
        Website for Philadelphia International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Baltimore - Washington Intl.   (BWI/KBWI)   [Map]
        Website for Baltimore - Washington International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Intl.   (AVP/KAVP)   [Map]
        Website for Wilkes-Barre / Scranton International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New Castle Airport   (ILG/KILG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chester Co. Airport   (CTH/KMQS)   [Map]
        Website for Chester County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Brandywine Airport   (ICAO: KOQN)   [Map]
        Website for Brandywine Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Atlantic City Intl.   (ACY/KACY)   [Map]
        Website for Atlantic City International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pottstown Limerick Airport   (PTW/KPTW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wings Fld.   (ICAO: KLOM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lancaster Airport   (LNS/KLNS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Martin State Airport   (ICAO: KMTN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Millville Muni.   (MIV/KMIV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Harrisburg Intl.   (MDT/KMDT)   [Map]
        Website for Harrisburg International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Newark Liberty Intl.   (EWR/KEWR)   [Map]
        Website for Newark Liberty International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
University Park Airport   (SCE/KUNV)   [Map]
        Website for University Park Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Reading Rgnl.   (RDG/KRDG)   [Map]
        Website for Reading Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lehigh Valley Intl.   (ABE/KABE)   [Map]
        Website for Lehigh Valley International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wicomico Rgnl.   (SBY/KSBY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Morristown Muni.   (MMU/KMMU)   [Map]
        Website for Morristown Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Delaware

About New Castle County

About Delaware

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Newark: www.newark.de.us/

The official website for New Castle County: www.co.new-castle.de.us/

The official website for State of Delaware: delaware.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Newark.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Newark. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Newark) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Newark. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Newark

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newark. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6776, Longitude: -75.7574     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newark have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Newark), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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