Newark, NJ

281,913 Population
24.2 square miles 11,597.5 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
3.1%
was 3.1%
Ranked 1st Highest in NJ
Population Density
11,597.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
45.7%
was 42.8%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
30.6%
was 27.9%
Ranked 8th Highest in NJ
Percent Under 18
24.3%
was 25.1%
Ranked 6th Highest in NJ
Percent 65 and Over
10.7%
was 8.6%
Ranked 6th Highest in NJ

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
6.8
was 8.8
Ranked 21st Lowest in NJ
Percent Living in Poverty
29.0%
was 30.4%
Ranked 9th Lowest in NJ
Median Household Income
$30,966
was $32,973
Ranked 10th Highest in NJ
Gini Income Distribution
 
50.3
46.4
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
40.3
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
1,263.6
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,222.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
117,026
was 109,691
Ranked 1st Highest in NJ
Median Rent
$978
was $934
Ranked 10th Highest in NJ
Total Building Permits
289
was 289
 
Occupied Housing Units
98,524
was 93,022
 
Homeownership Rate
20.8%
was 21.7%
Ranked 11th Highest in NJ
Single Family Building Permits
3
was 2
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
4,837.1
was 4,534.0
Ranked 6th Highest in NJ
Rental Vacancy Rate
19.2%
was 18.6%
Ranked 6th Highest in NJ
Multifamily Building Permits
286
was 287
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.7
was 2.8
Ranked 9th Highest in NJ
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
2.6
was 2.7
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.0
was 1.0
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
93.5%
was 92.2%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
74.8%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
97.2%
was 97.8%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
74.4%
was 72.6%
Ranked 6th Highest in NJ
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
16.0%
was 13.2%
Ranked 7th Highest in NJ

 Environment

Sustainable Jersey Participation Level
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No Data Available
Sustainable Jersey Action Points
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