Newark is a medium-sized city located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 31,155 people and 30 constituent neighborhoods, Newark is the third largest community in Delaware.
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.
Of important note, Newark is also a city of artists. Newark has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Newark’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Newark telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.02% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because Newark has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Newark lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Newark is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Newark people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.
Newark, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Newark, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Newark is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.95% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Newark in 2018 was $29,480, which is lower middle income relative to Delaware, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $117,920 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. Newark also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.10% of the city’s residents. 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.