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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
University Heights is a neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey with a population of 12,750. University Heights is in Essex County. Living in University Heights offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In University Heights there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in University Heights and residents tend to be liberal.
About University Heights...
Population
12,750

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$121,098
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,036
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
$39,046
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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Newark is sometimes known for it's crime rate but most of the crime happens on Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. There are good parts of town and there are bad parts - just like with most places. Safety is important, since a lot of people run lights, walk whenever they want to, etc. I have been in worse places but I have also been in better places. I think that the city is trying to make it a better place. Recently, there were new apartments built, a new grocery store, new fast food places, and things like that. Seeing how everyone wants Newark to be a good and safe place, I think it has potential.
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Newark is mainly known for it's crime rate, but it's not in the entire city. Most of the crime, whatever it may be, happens in a specific part of town. If you are not in that part of town, you will be okay.
Living in Newark is difficult, and I can honestly say that I would try and stay as far away from it as possible if I did not go to school here. Many lives I feel unsafe, but I really have no other options but to make the most of the experiences I have here.