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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
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    NG
South Ironbound is a neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey with a population of 13,740. South Ironbound is in Essex County. Living in South Ironbound offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In South Ironbound there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in South Ironbound and residents tend to be liberal.
About South Ironbound...
Population
13,740

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$266,957
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,208
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    78%
  • Own
    22%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,129
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    34%
    13%
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South Ironbound Reviews

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Newark is different from many places in NJ in several ways. The community is diverse and allows for different opportunities and styles of living. However, the crime rate and the public safety is often come in to question. Those governing tend to focus on only the worst parts of the community forgetting that all need equal help. With several different districts within the city the focus lies in only a few while others are forgotten. Police presence is something that is also not up to par. Several times while reporting crimes or reaching out for help, the police don't even respond as they are understaffed and over worked.
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Crime rates in the community are horrendous. Drugs and violence are a very real and active part of this community. Being aware of your surroundings is always a must and very few feel safe to even take walks around the neighborhood.