Newark

A thriving bedroom community with a dazzling array of eateries and boutiques.

Overview for Newark, NJ

306,247 people live in Newark, where the median age is 34.7 and the average individual income is $22,194. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

306,247

Total Population

34.7 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$22,194

Average individual Income

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About Newark, NJ

A thriving bedroom community with a dazzling array of eateries and boutiques

Regarded by many as a small city in itself, Newark is a rapidly-growing area just outside of New York City. This area is home to many people who desire an urban setting but without the hectic nature that bigger cities have. With a growing city scene that has maintained a chill, laid-back atmosphere, Newark is the perfect option for those who want a relaxed area that still has tons to do. 
 
There are a variety of homes for sale here — from quaint, charming residences to modern spaces with updated finishes and amenities, there is something to fit every homebuyer’s preference. With lots to do and explore in the area, this is the ideal spot for adventurous homebuyers looking for a low-key community!

What to Love 

  • Bustling, city-like environment 
  • Populous location with tons of different communities and perspectives
  • Luxe and modern properties with easy access to tons of shops and restaurants

Local Lifestyle 

Locals here can live an urban, city lifestyle, or choose to take it slower. With convenient transportation to the larger NYC area, the magnificent shopping, dining, and nightlife of the giant metropolis are never far away. The Newark area itself is a smaller city, but still provides plenty of options for dining and new activities for locals to experience. With walkable neighborhoods and tons to see, residents here can often be found exploring the local shops, grabbing coffee with neighbors, or strolling through their neighborhoods during the day with friends.

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping 

Newark has tons of popular restaurants and bars that locals love to frequent. Adega Grill is one incredible can't-miss spot. This Portuguese restaurant serves sophisticated cuisine in a romantic, European atmosphere. Popular dishes here include the Carne de Proco a Alentejana, Mahi Mahi a Siciliana com Vieiras e Camarão, and the Arroz de Camarão. The authentic menu at Adega has tons of flavor, and the plates are perfect to share with family or friends. Treat yourself to some wine as well to complete the experience here!
 
Another well-known spot here is Ellie’s Bistro. Ellie’s is a lovely restaurant featuring world-class pizza and other iconic Italian fares. This family-owned restaurant honors Italian culture by specializing in cooking indulgent foods, like pasta and pizzas, and promoting a lively, welcoming atmosphere. Featuring a joyful environment and plenty of wine and cocktail options, this is a fantastic place for a fun dinner with friends!
 
There are tons of shopping opportunities within the Newark area. American Dream Mall is one excellent shopping destination in the community. With majorly popular retailers like American Eagle, Bath and Body Works, Aritzia, and more, this is one of the best spots to get your shopping fix at. This mall also features a theme park, water park, mini-golf, and more. For those who want a more sophisticated experience, check out The Avenue at American Dream. This area of the mall is dedicated specifically to luxury brands, and it features Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co., and tons of other world-renowned labels.

Things to Do

There’s an abundance of things to do in Newark and the surrounding areas! For those looking to get inspired, Newark Arts is a great local organization that can help to spur creativity. This local arts organization was made to advance the art and cultural offerings within the area. This means that the organization frequently promotes local art and cultural events within the Newark community, and it guides locals to discover all the diverse offerings that their neighborhoods have. For new residents or those looking for a unique experience, this is a great way to explore the city and get inspired! 

Schools

Newark has tons of wonderful schools for parents and students to consider. For older students looking to pursue the next level of higher education, Kean University is one nearby college to consider. This public university has been ranked highly as an innovative school within the northern U.S., and it specializes in providing top-of-the-line research opportunities and a strong academic support system to students. Located just outside of Newark, this is an excellent local option for young adults in the area.

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Demographics and Employment Data for Newark, NJ

Newark has 109,737 households, with an average household size of 2.66. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Newark do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 306,247 people call Newark home. The population density is 12,684.46 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

306,247

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

34.7

Median Age

49.17 / 50.83%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
109,737

Total Households

2.66

Average Household Size

$22,194

Average individual Income

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Schools in Newark, NJ

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The following schools are within or nearby Newark. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
University Heights Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Camden Street Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Mt Vernon Place School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Speedway Avenue School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Ivy Hill Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Salome Ure?a Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
St Vincent Academy
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Growing Garden Preschool & Kindergarten
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Roseville Community Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
First Avenue School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
4/5
Fourteenth Avenue School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Lincoln Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Dr. E. Alma Flagg School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Harriet Tubman Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 7th
1/5
Louise A. Spencer Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Sussex Avenue School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
University High School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
New Testament Church School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Maria Varisco Rogers Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Ridge Street School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
Christ The King Prepatory School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Elliott Street Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Luis Mu?oz Marin Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Belmont Runyon Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Peshine Avenue School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Bruce Street School For The Deaf
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Chancellor Avenue School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
NJ Regional Day School - Newark
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
TEAM Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 12th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
George Washington Carver Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Malcolm X Shabazz High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Hawthorne Avenue School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Link Community Charter School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
2/5
East Side High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Ironbound Catholic Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Technology High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Hawkins Street School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
McKinley Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Oliver Street School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
Roberto Clemente Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
East Ward Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Discovery Charter School
PUBLIC
4th - 8th
4/5
Marion P. Thomas Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
1/5
North Star Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
Newark Educators Community Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
1/5
Great Oaks Legacy Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
2/5
Rafael Hernandez School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Barringer High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Ann Street School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Lafayette Street School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
South Street Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
Wilson Avenue School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Alpha & Omega Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Newark Boys Chorus School
PRIVATE
4th - 8th
No rating available
The Gray Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Alif Muhammads N/A School
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Perpetual Help Day Nursery
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
New Horizons Community Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Peoples Preparatory Charter School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Cleveland Avenue School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
John F. Kennedy School
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Sir Isaac Newton Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Washington Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Essex County Newark Technical
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
American History High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Quitman Street School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Bard Early College High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Newark Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Clara Muhammad School
PRIVATE
Undergrad - Undergrad
No rating available
Achieve Community Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 7th
1/5
Essex County Donald M. Payne Senior School of Technology
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
Science Park High School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
Avon Avenue School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
1/5
South Seventeenth Street School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Thirteenth Avenue School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Robert Treat Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
Philip's Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
Abington Avenue School
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
2/5
Dr William H. Horton Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
St Francis Xavier School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available

Around Newark, NJ

There's plenty to do around Newark, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

88
Very Walkable
Walking Score
52
Bikeable
Bike Score
76
Excellent Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including John's Market, Leo's Café & El Guame Restaurant, and 4th Ave Halal Meat Market.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 4.47 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.27 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.04 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.55 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.07 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.1 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

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