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
$223,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$973
National
$928
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.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    338
    273
  • Murder
    33
    6
  • Rape
    18
    41
  • Robbery
    689
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    622
    525
  • Theft
    1,365
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    864
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,139
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    28%
    13%
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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!
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I was born here, and came back in 1995; although things had gotten better from back when I was born, improvements in safety and community services were still slow and hard-won. But recently improvements seem accelerated. There's a youthful, forward-looking energy that wasn't before, not just from investment in infrastructure to attract outside business, but also in culture and community, through the parks, public transit, services for families, NJPAC, the Prudential Center, even numerous pop-up galleries and small businesses around downtown. I've been fortunate to live in this downtown area, where despite the city's reputation I've always felt safe. However there are other areas that feel neglected by comparison, including the public schools, and we still have serious issues around poverty and gang violence. Nevertheless there is hope now that with continued collaboration of community leaders, the benefits of Newark's "renaissance" will extend beyond the downtown area.
Ive been living within the city of Newark for 22 years of my entire life and I enjoy living within this city. Its a very diverse community city and everyone knows each other very well. The public schools are very well educated school that will help your children learn a lot and prepare them for high school and college along the way. The city is safety we have a great police force that helps out the community so much. There are a lot of activities one can do within this city. Their are many jobs opportunities as well, which in fact, I tend to work within this city after I'm finish with college. Newark is a wonderful town and I recommend anyone to visit and enjoy what this city has to offer!