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  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
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Newark is a city in New Jersey with a population of 280,463. Newark is in Essex County. Living in Newark offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Newark there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Newark and residents tend to be liberal.
About Newark...
Population
280,463

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$231,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,055
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    77%
  • Own
    23%
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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
    409.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    26.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    53.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    244.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    294.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,001.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    713.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%

Working in Newark

Jobs
D-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,181
National
$55,322
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Newark Reviews

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I was born in Newark and still go to school there. People have this stereotype about Newark being the worst city in NJ that's full of crime and everyone's rude. But, that's false. I love the diversity there is and the programs there is that build-up community. It may have its flaws but it's home to so many good people!
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I have been living in Newark since 2000, I went to public schools and high schools. Newark has evolved greatly in diversity, cultural, and financially. The programs and service Newark offers are so reliable for many low income families and its community it good. With new stores opening and construcction going on, jobs have become more accessible for commuters, and public transportation has evolved. Before we had only regular buses, now with the new Bus system that goes into the Newark airport terminals, people have been ablo to work at the airport and make commuting easier. I myself worked at the airport for 2 years, and before the GO28-bus I had to take a 2 buses just to get to my work, which made commuting longer. Also, with many charter school programs, eduaction has become better.
My experience in Newark, NJ has not been very positive. I moved here for school 6 months ago and every day, I live in fear. There have been many instances where my friends or classmates have been robbed or mugged. Apart from the lack of safety, the water quality is also very poor in Newark. Lead levels in the water and very high so we have to resort to bottled water every day. One positive aspect of Newark is its location. I really enjoy living 20 minutes from New York City. There are also a lot of great restaurant options in Newark!