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Welcome to Newark ...

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

The location of Newark has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Newark: NEW-uhrk<3>

When the people of Newark refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Newarker<4>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Newark has a population of 50,412 people<5> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Newark.

Newark is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<6>.

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

Newark is within the boundaries of the (740) area code.

Websites for Newark ...

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

Chamber of Commerce:   www.newarkchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Newark had an population of 50,412 people. This is an increase of 5.97% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Newark had a population of 47,573 people (which is 28.57% of the total population of Licking County). This makes Newark the county's most populous community.

The population of Newark represents 0.41% of the total population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 47,573 people, the population of Newark increased 2.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 46,279 people).

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

Adding Newark to Our Gazetteer ...

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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Newark was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Newark on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

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 Jersey, New York, 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.

  • Pataskala [Licking County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pataskala
    • Pataskala [Licking County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Newark
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,010 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pataskala have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pataskala
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pataskala<8>
  • Johnstown [Licking County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
    • Johnstown [Licking County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Newark
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,127 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnstown<8>
  • Baltimore [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baltimore
    • Baltimore [Fairfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Newark
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,026 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baltimore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baltimore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baltimore<8>
  • Buckeye Lake [Fairfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeye Lake
    • Buckeye Lake [Fairfield County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Newark
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,893 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckeye Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckeye Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckeye Lake<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hebron [Licking County]
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      • Hebron [Licking County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Newark
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hebron<8>
    • Utica [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utica
      • Utica [Knox County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Newark
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,280 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Utica<8>
    • Frazeysburg [Muskingum County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frazeysburg
      • Frazeysburg [Muskingum County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Newark
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,315 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frazeysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frazeysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frazeysburg<8>
    • Hanover [Licking County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
      • Hanover [Licking County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the east of Newark
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,225 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hanover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hanover
    • Somerset [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerset
      • Somerset [Perry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Newark
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,157 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerset
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somerset<8>
    • Millersport [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millersport
      • Millersport [Fairfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Newark
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,081 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millersport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millersport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millersport<8>

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 92 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.

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Ohio

About Licking County

About Ohio

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Licking County: www.lcounty.com/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Licking, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Newark. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>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.
<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Newark.
<6>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newark - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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, 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 NewarkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newark. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0626, Longitude: -82.4188       In this case, the coordinates for Newark have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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