Newark, DE
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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 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.

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.

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.