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Welcome to Newark ...

The city of Newark is located in New Castle County.

The location of Newark has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Newark refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Newarker<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Newark has a population of 33,858 people<3> (see below for details).

Newark was established in 1694.

The community of Newark is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Newark lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Newark: (302)

The ZIP codes for Newark: 19702, 19711-19718, 19725-19726<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Newark had a population of 31,454 people (which is 5.84% of the total population of New Castle County). This makes Newark the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Newark represents 3.5% of the total population of Delaware (which has 897,934 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 31,454 people, the population of Newark increased 10.18% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 28,547 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Newark had an population of 33,858 people. This is an increase of 7.64% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.6% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Newark.

Communities near Newark ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<6>.

Community   2017
Elsmere   [Map]   6,045   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Middletown   [Map]   21,897   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
New Castle   [Map]   5,348   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Wilmington   [Map]   71,106   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Elkton (MD)   [Map]   15,652   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
North East (MD)   [Map]   3,635   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Newark.

Communities Also Named Newark ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Newark - they are located in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland (2), Michigan (3), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Newark.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Newark. If available, we provide a satellite 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.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Newark. Our list includes 23 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Newark:

Websites for Newark ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Newark ...

Looking for more information about Newark? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Newark:

The official website for New Castle County:

The official website for State of Delaware:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Newark refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Newark may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>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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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newark - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Newark). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Newark or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Newark includes: 19702, 19711, 19712, 19713, 19714, 19715, 19716, 19717, 19725 & 19726.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Newark

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newark. The point we use 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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