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Newark, DE
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Newark profile


Living in Newark


Newark is a medium-sized city located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 30,601 people and 30 constituent neighborhoods, Newark is the third largest community in Delaware.

Newark is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.52% 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 (15.77%), office and administrative support (10.57%), and sales jobs (9.46%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.03% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

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.

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 54.81% 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 $28,987, 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 $115,948 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 10.29% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Newark include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

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