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Welcome to Newark ...

The coastal city of Newark is located in Essex County<1> and is the County Seat for Essex County.

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.

  • New York [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [New York County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Newark
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,336,817 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Newark
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<6>
  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey City
    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Newark
    • Estimated population in 2019: 262,075 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
  • Yonkers [Westchester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yonkers
    • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Newark
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,370 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Paterson [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paterson
      • Paterson [Passaic County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Newark
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145,233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paterson
    • Clifton [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Newark
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85,052 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • Passaic [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Passaic
      • Passaic [Passaic County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Newark
      • Estimated population in 2019: 69,703 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Passaic
    • Union City [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [Hudson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Newark
      • Estimated population in 2019: 67,982 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • West New York [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West New York
      • West New York [Hudson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Newark
      • Estimated population in 2019: 52,723 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West New York have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West New York
    • Hoboken [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoboken
      • Hoboken [Hudson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Newark
      • Estimated population in 2019: 52,677 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoboken

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 ...

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>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Essex, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Newark.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newark - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (862) is an overlay for area code (973).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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: 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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