Newark, DE
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Newark is a medium-sized city located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 33,817 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Newark is the third largest community in Delaware.

Newark is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Newark is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newark who work in office and administrative support (12.99%), teaching (12.78%), and sales jobs (11.18%).

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.

In addition, Newark is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Newark culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Newark really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Newark every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Newark. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Newark benefits directly from this.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Newark is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Newark area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Newark. 55.69% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Newark in 2010 was $24,454, which is middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,816 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 German, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Newark is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.