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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Newark is a suburb of Philadelphia with a population of 33,243. Newark is in New Castle County and is one of the best places to live in Delaware. Living in Newark offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Newark there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Newark and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Newark...
Population
33,243

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$274,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,209
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Newark Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    172.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    61.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    58.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    169.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,683.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    96.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    41%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    7%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    26%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Newark

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,590
National
$55,322
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Newark is an established community, full of diversity and activities for all ages. It has different levels of affordability, suburbs, downtown, restaurants of varied cuisines, parks, colleges - an overall great place for families. Also convenient to highways, close to larger cities like Philadelphia and beaches. Newark is diverse, culture-rich community with so much to offer!
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Newark is a small town is the state of Delaware. I have lived here all my life and it has been a pleasant, safe experience! The people are very friendly and don't seem to be rushing around constantly. It is a nice place for those who are looking to settle down and enjoy their lives without stress and constantly need something to do. I plan on remaining here for a while because there is no reason for me to leave.
I love how close everything is to each other and it is such a short drive to food and gas. It is generally a clean community, very little trash on the side of the road. Delaware in general is good because of no taxes but on top of that Newark has generally lower gas prices than any other city that I have seen. During rush hour it does get a little hectic which is annoying for the commute home but other than that i love Newark!