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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Newark is a town in Ohio with a population of 48,640. Newark is in Licking County. Living in Newark offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Newark there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Newark and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Newark are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$717
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Newark Rankings

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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
    159
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    70.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    68.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    976.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,079.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    303.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Newark

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,129
National
$55,322
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Newark is a small but bustling town in Ohio. It contains lots of stores, restaurants and activities that are great for all ages. There are 3 schools in Newark and sports can be found at the high school. Many of the restaurants support surrounding schools. The roads are taken care of very well, and the cities safety standards are up to date. A skate park was recently built in the downtown area of Newark and it is a popular hub for all ages.
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Newark is a small, little town outside of the Ohio State capital in Columbus. I specifically live in Hanover, Ohio, which is an even smaller town inside of Newark. If you like everybody knows everybody kind of town, then this is the perfect town for you, because you can't go anywhere without people saying hi, and making a conversation with you like you are a part of each other's family.
The Newark City School district still struggles and is mediocre. The Parks and Recreation is a plus for Newark. Granville is nearby which is a plus. The city streets are in bad need of repair. There are nice neighborhoods but a lot of homeowners do not take care of their property and there are a lot of real eyesores. Unfortunately the City of Newark does not enforce code or regulations. Where else besides in the Appalachian region could you park your cars and trucks in the front yard and walk your goats down the main streets and let them do their business? In Newark, that is where.