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Welcome to Newark ...

The coastal city of Newark is located in Essex County and is the County Seat for Essex County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Newark has a population of 282,090 people<1> (see below for details).

Newark was established in 1666.

The community of Newark is near sea level<2>.

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

Area codes for Newark: (973) and (862)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Newark had a population of 277,140 people (or 35.35% of the total population of Essex County). This makes Newark the county's most populous community.

The population of Newark represents 3.15% of the population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 277,140 people, the population of Newark increased 1.31% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 273,546 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Newark had an population of 282,090 people. This is an increase of 1.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.12% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census 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, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland (2), Michigan (3), Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Ontario (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Websites for Newark ...

Official Website:   www.ci.newark.nj.us./

Junior League:   www.jlmn.org/

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 147 papers.

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

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.

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Newark, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Newark.

Communities near Newark ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

New York   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the East (E) of Newark

Located in New York County (NY)

Bronx   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Newark

Located in Bronx County (NY)

Jersey City   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of Newark

Located in Hudson County

Yonkers   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Newark

Located in Westchester County (NY)

Paterson   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Newark

Located in Passaic County

Clifton   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of Newark

Located in Passaic County

Passaic   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of Newark

Located in Passaic County

Union City   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Newark

Located in Hudson County

Hoboken   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Newark

Located in Hudson County

West New York   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Newark

Located in Hudson County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New Jersey

About Essex County

About New Jersey

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Newark: www.ci.newark.nj.us./

The official website for Essex County: www.co.essex.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Newark.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newark - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Area code (862) is an overlay for area code (973).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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, 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: 40.7357, Longitude: -74.1722     [Map].






















 

 

 

 

 


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