Newark is a medium-sized city located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 33,398 people and 29 constituent neighborhoods, Newark is the third largest community in Delaware.
Newark is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.24% 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 teaching (13.44%), office and administrative support (12.56%), and food service (10.50%).
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.
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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Newark use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Newark‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
If knowledge is power, Newark is a pretty powerful place. 56.99% 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 2010 was $25,326, which is middle income relative to Delaware and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,304 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 Asian. 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 Chinese and Spanish.