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University Heights is a neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey with a population of 10,080. University Heights is in Essex County. Living in University Heights offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many young professionals live in University Heights and residents tend to be liberal.
About University Heights...
Population
10,080

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$191,373
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,111
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    79%
  • Own
    21%
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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
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$38,739
National
$55,322
Families with Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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University Heights Reviews

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Went to college in this area. Wasn't as bad as it was made out to be. It's really like living in any other big city. There are good spots and there are bad spots. It still has its problems but this is increasingly becoming a good spot. I believe that it is definitely changing for the better and hopefully it (and the entire city) continues its path towards revitalizing
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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.
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.