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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    D-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Downtown is a neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey with a population of 4,619. Downtown is in Essex County. Living in Downtown offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Downtown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Downtown and residents tend to be liberal.
About Downtown...
Population
4,619

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$232,264
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,100
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    92%
  • Own
    8%
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Downtown Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,835
National
$55,322
Families with Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    29%
    13%
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I work downtown Newark. The landscape has changed over the years. The addition of NJPAC and Prudential Center have helped with revitalization. The mass transit connection is a plus between Penn Station Amtrak and New Jersey Transit trains, buses, and city subway it makes this a desirable location to live and work. Hopefully they manage to retain its historical aspects and focus on Lincoln Park & Newark Symphony Hall the way they did Military Park to maintain their relevance and connect versus dissect the revitalization efforts. Low income residents remain an issue contributing to crime and safety concerns that are not uncommon in most major metropolises. That waterfront should they ever get around to its revitalization is definitely a revenue producing proposition for the right visionary. Newark has come a long way and continues to have great potential. I'm holding out for condos to be built along a restored waterfront so I can make the move back to a city on the verge of greatness.
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An excellent program that I would recommend to all my friends and colleagues. I think faster response would greatly benefit them.
As of late, there have been numerous businesses that have opened. With new businesses comes more jobs for people. Eateries are probably the main things opening.