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Newark
  • City in New Jersey

Report Card

grade C minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade D minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade C
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade D minus
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Newark is a city in New Jersey with a population of 281,917. 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.

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About Newark...
Population
281,917

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$254,900
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,116
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    76%
  • Own
    24%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    337.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    19.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    41.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    130
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    189.6
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    823.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    604.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    36%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    national  11%

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