A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Newark, New Jersey
Welcome to Newark ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Newark has a population of 282,011 people<2> (see below for details).
Newark was established in 1666.
The community of Newark is near sea level<3>.
Time Zone: Newark lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Newark: (973) & (862)<4>
Websites for Newark ...
Official Website: www.ci.newark.nj.us./
Junior League: www.jlmn.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Newark had an population of 282,011 people. This is an increase of 1.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.09% since the 2000 Census).
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 total 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).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Newark.
Adding Newark to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Newark in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Newark elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Newark on our Genealogy Page.
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.
Communities near Newark ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Newark.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Newark. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Newark.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Newark.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Newark. Our list includes 147 papers. See our Newspapers 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.
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 20 Jan 2021