Newark is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 47,986 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Newark is the 21st largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Newark is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Newark is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Newark who work in office and administrative support (15.26%), sales jobs (10.15%), and food service (7.70%).
The percentage of adults in Newark with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.98% of adults in Newark have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Newark in 2010 was $21,770, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,080 for a family of four. However, Newark contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Newark is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.