Newark is a medium-sized city located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 33,515 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Newark is the third largest community in Delaware.
Newark is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Newark is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newark who work in teaching (14.00%), office and administrative support (10.94%), and food service (9.53%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Newark has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Also of interest is that Newark has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Newark is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Newark have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. Newark’s economy is one such example of this.
Newark, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Newark is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Newark, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
If knowledge is power, Newark is a pretty powerful place. 53.20% of the adults in Newark have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Newark in 2018 was $28,092, which is middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,368 for a family of four. However, Newark contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Newark is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Newark home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Newark residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Newark include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Newark is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.