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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  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-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$222,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$981
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    78%
  • Own
    22%

Newark Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    392
    283
  • Murder
    36
    6
  • Rape
    18
    41
  • Robbery
    474
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    404
    500
  • Theft
    1,083
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    754
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,025
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%

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Newark Reviews

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My experience with Newark has been ups & downs , trails & tribulations but yet i prevail. Gun smoke in the air, Food stamps to survive, housing is the only house we know but my city made me.. I've been shot, stabbed & crossed but this only made me stronger physically & mentally. Im from a city where bettering yourself is acting funny, maybe we're afraid to dream. I have so much to prove, its bigger than me.. This for my city, my people! I will show them change is possible, life is as hard as we make it seem.
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Since Mayor Ras Baraka has been in office, I have really noticed a change in scenery of the urban communities through his "Neighborhood Initiative". Neighborhood gardens and beautiful murals are being painted on otherwise abandoned buildings. These are murals that represent the community and also provide encouragement and confirmation that
dreams can become a reality. I really appreciate these additions to my community because without it one can be totally blinded and overwhelmed by a vision of defeat, filth or disrespect. I have taken many pictures. There are plenty more to go I am sure. This is the beginning to a renovated neighborhood which will in turn renovate the minds of its residents for the betterment of Newark. By changing minds for the better, we are increasing the odds that a member of a once under-represented community will positively make the world a better place!
Newark has a bad reputation due to its high criminal rates in certain areas, however it still has much to offer. For instance, Newark is home to Rutgers Univeristy, NJIT, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, the Prudential Center, and the Newark airport. I would recommend practicing precautionary measures such as not walking around at night or walking in well-lit places, but the easy access to public transportation makes living in Newark more feasible. We have access to the light rail, Rutgers University buses for students, and trains, such as the Path to New York, at Newark Penn Station. There are a variety of places to eat at that differ in cultures and cuisines, which I prefer over having only Subway, McDonalds, and other mundane options. It’s not the most preferable place to live, but it’s certainly not horrible.