Newark, NJ

Census Place

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2022 Population
307,355
0.362% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.7
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
24.4%
5.18% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$46,460
12.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$312,300
14.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
133,755
2.46% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Newark, NJ had a population of 307k people with a median age of 34.7 and a median household income of $46,460. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Newark, NJ grew from 306,247 to 307,355, a 0.362% increase and its median household income grew from $41,335 to $46,460, a 12.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newark, NJ are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (45.4%), Other (Hispanic) (17.3%), White (Hispanic) (10.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (9.4%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (7.82%).

None of the households in Newark, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

79.6% of the residents in Newark, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newark, NJ are Rutgers University-Newark (3,712 degrees awarded in 2022), New Jersey Institute of Technology (2,792 degrees), and Essex County College (1,138 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Newark, NJ was $312,300, and the homeownership rate was 23.9%.

Most people in Newark, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33 minutes. The average car ownership in Newark, NJ was 1 car per household.

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Population & Diversity

Newark, NJ is home to a population of 307k people, from which 79.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 34.3% of Newark, NJ residents were born outside of the country (106k people).

In 2022, there were 2.62 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (139k people) in Newark, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 53.2k Other (Hispanic) and 31.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

79.6%
2022 Citizenship
80.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 79.6% of Newark, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Newark, NJ was 80.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newark, NJ
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    139k ± 3.01k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    53.2k ± 3.45k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    31.5k ± 2.65k
37.2%
Hispanic Population
114k people

In 2022, there were 2.62 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (139k people) in Newark, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 53.2k Other (Hispanic) and 31.5k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

37.2% of the people in Newark, NJ are hispanic (114k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    273,669 ± 12,652 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    204,992 ± 10,992 people
  3. Mexico
    104,320 ± 7,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 273,669 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 204,992 and Mexico with 104,320.

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Foreign-Born Population

34.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
106k people
34%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
104k people

As of 2022, 34.3% of Newark, NJ residents (106k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Newark, NJ was 34%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,439 ± 294
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,240 ± 495
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    807 ± 263

Newark, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Newark, NJ employs 134k people. The largest industries in Newark, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,088 people), Transportation & Warehousing (16,550 people), and Construction (15,394 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($65,083), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,831), and Public Administration ($56,182).

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,965. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.489, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

134k
2022 Value
± 3,483
2.46%
1 Year growth
± 3.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Newark, NJ grew at a rate of 2.46%, from 131k employees to 134k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newark, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,884 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (13,561 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,687 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newark, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

134k
2022 Value
± 3,483
2.46%
1 Year growth
± 3.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Newark, NJ grew at a rate of 2.46%, from 131k employees to 134k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newark, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (18,088 people), Transportation & Warehousing (16,550 people), and Construction (15,394 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newark, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Newark, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,079
Median earning men ± $1,487
$29,607
Median earning women ± $1,009

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($59,848), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,531), and Information ($52,708).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($98,163), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,000), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,379).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Newark, NJ awarded 7,813 degrees. The student population of Newark, NJ in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 16,705 male students and 13,690 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newark, NJ are White (1,940 and 29.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,607 and 24.3%), Asian (1,348 and 20.4%), and Black or African American (1,315 and 19.9%).

The largest universities in Newark, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Rutgers University-Newark (3,712 and 47.5%), New Jersey Institute of Technology (2,792 and 35.7%), and Essex County College (1,138 and 14.6%).

The most popular majors in Newark, NJ are General Business Administration & Management (749 and 9.59%), General Computer & Information Sciences (478 and 6.12%), and General Biological Sciences (380 and 4.86%).

The median tuition costs in Newark, NJ are $22,968 for private four year colleges, and $14,049 and $31,129 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Newark, NJ, the percentage of applicants admitted was 70.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 30,395 (55% men and 45% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 30,395 students enrolled in Newark, NJ, 55% men and 45% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 7,613 records, of which 49.4% were women and 50.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 338 degrees awarded
  2. 312 degrees awarded
  3. 347 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Newark, NJ was General Biological Sciences with 338 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,712 degrees awarded
  2. 2,792 degrees awarded
  3. 1,138 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rutgers University-Newark with 3,712 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,118 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newark, NJ, which is 1.11 times more than the 3,695 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,940 degrees mean that there were 1.21 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,607 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($22,968) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($3,031) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.15% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.13% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.92M), Bachelors Degree (1.77M), and Some college (1.3M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newark, NJ was $312,300 in 2022, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $271,700 to $312,300, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Newark, NJ is 23.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Newark, NJ have an average commute time of 33 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Newark, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Newark, NJ is $46,460. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Newark, NJ was Census Tract 11 with a value of $94,360, followed by Census Tract 23 and Census Tract 25, with respective values of $78,125 and $76,715.

Property

$312,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,451
$26,936
Median Property Taxes
±$1,550

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newark, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

23.9%
Homeownership
2022
58.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 23.9% of the housing units in Newark, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 23.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 11
  2. Census Tract 23
  3. Census Tract 25

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newark, NJ was Census Tract 11 with a value of $94,360, followed by Census Tract 23 and Census Tract 25, with respective values of $78,125 and $76,715.

The following map shows all of the places in Newark, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$46,460
Median Household Income
± $1,572
113k
Number of Households
± 3,269

In 2022, the median household income of the 113k households in Newark, NJ grew to $46,460 from the previous year's value of $41,335.

The following chart displays the households in Newark, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Newark, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.489
2022 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.49
2021 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2022, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.489 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (52.1%)
  2. Public Transit (20.2%)
  3. Carpooled (8.96%)

In 2022, 52.1% of workers in Newark, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (20.2%) and those who carpooled to work (8.96%).

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Commute Time

33 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newark, NJ have a longer commute time (33 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.25% of the workforce in Newark, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

24.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newark, NJ (72.2k out of 295k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newark, NJ is Black, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

81.8% of the population of Newark, NJ has health coverage, with 32.1% on employee plans, 34.1% on Medicaid, 7.51% on Medicare, 7.55% on non-group plans, and 0.488% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Essex County, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.254% increase from the previous year (1181 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1059 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 414 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Essex County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Essex County, NJ see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 0.254% increase from the previous year (1,181 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Essex County, NJ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.3% under 18 years, 24.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

18.2%
Uninsured
32.1%
Employer Coverage
34.1%
Medicaid
7.51%
Medicare
7.55%
Non-Group
0.488%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newark, NJ grew by 2.08% from 17.8% to 18.2%.

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