Newark, NJ

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Population

285,156

1.2% growth

Median Age

34.4


Median Household Income

$35,167

13.1% growth

Poverty Rate

28.3%


Median Property Value

$235,000

0.085% decline

About

In 2017, Newark, NJ had a population of 285k people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $35,167. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Newark, NJ grew from 281,770 to 285,156, a 1.2% increase and its median household income grew from $31,100 to $35,167, a 13.1% increase.

The population of Newark, NJ is 49% Black or African American Alone, 36.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 10.5% White Alone. N/A% of the people in Newark, NJ speak a non-English language, and 81.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newark, NJ are Rutgers University-Newark (2,901 degrees awarded in 2016), New Jersey Institute of Technology (2,724 degrees), and Essex County College (1,410 degrees).

The median property value in Newark, NJ is $235,000, and the homeownership rate is 25.2%. Most people in Newark, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 34.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Newark, NJ is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Newark, NJ employs N/A people. The largest industries in Newark, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,450 people), Retail Trade (13,053 people), and Construction (12,321 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($60,223), Public Administration ($51,008), and Wholesale Trade ($50,042).

Median household income in Newark, NJ is $35,167. Males in Newark, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,638. The income inequality in Newark, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,167

2017 value

± $2,761

13.1%

1 Year Growth

± 8.36%

Households in Newark, NJ have a median annual income of $35,167, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $31,100 in 2016, which represents a 13.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$86,424

Average Male Salary

± $1,628

$62,638

Average Female Salary

± $1,187

In 2017, full-time male employees in Newark, NJ made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Newark, NJ by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $82,096 ± $2,933

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $70,592 ± $66,407

  3. White

    $69,144 ± $1,183

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Newark, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Newark, NJ by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Newark, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.49

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.562% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 64

  2. Census Tract 72

  3. Census Tract 71

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newark, NJ was Census Tract 64 with a value of $67,143, followed by Census Tract 72 and Census Tract 71, with respective values of $61,213 and $58,049.

The following map shows all of the places in Newark, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

28.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newark, NJ (76.8k out of 271k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    42,333 ± 1,436

  2. Hispanic

    28,586 ± 1,254

  3. White

    15,398 ± 904

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newark, NJ is Black, followed by Hispanic and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

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The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newark, NJ, are . This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newark, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Newark, NJ, by number of employees, are .

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Newark, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as .

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Newark, NJ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($124,653), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($83,197), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,719).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newark, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,450 people), Retail Trade (13,053 people), and Construction (12,321 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newark, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Newark, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Newark, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (19,450 people), Retail Trade (13,053 people), and Construction (12,321 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Newark, NJ has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.2 times higher than expected), Construction (1.6 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Newark, NJ, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($60,223), Public Administration ($51,008), and Wholesale Trade ($50,042).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics with $36.5B and Motorized vehicles and $35.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

83.7% of the population of Newark, NJ has health coverage, with 34.9% on employee plans, 33.4% on Medicaid, 7.23% on Medicare, 7.54% on non-group plans, and 0.603% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Newark, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Newark, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1,171 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Jersey in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.3%

Uninsured

34.9%

Employer Coverage

33.4%

Medicaid

7.23%

Medicare

7.54%

Non-Group

0.603%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newark, NJ declined by 14.7% from 19.1% to 16.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Newark, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Newark, NJ is home to a population of 285k people, from which 81.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 29.2% of Newark, NJ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Newark, NJ is composed of 140k Black or African American Alone residents (49%), 103k Hispanic or Latino residents (36.2%), 29.9k White Alone residents (10.5%), 5.03k Asian Alone residents (1.76%), 4.83k Some Other Race Alone residents (1.69%), 2.19k Two or More Races residents (0.769%), 263 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0922%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Newark, NJ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.3

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Newark, NJ was 34.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Newark, NJ are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Newark, NJ residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

29.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

28.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 29.2% of Newark, NJ residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Newark, NJ was 28.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    283,401 ± 12,863 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    186,056 ± 10,480 people

  3. Mexico

    122,971 ± 8,550 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Newark, NJ was India, the natal country of 283,401 Newark, NJ residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 186,056 and Mexico with 122,971.

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Citizenship

81.9%

2017 Citizenship

84.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 81.9% of Newark, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Newark, NJ was 84.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    140k ± 6.12k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    103k ± 9.44k

  3. White Alone

    29.9k ± 3.73k

In 2017, there were 1.36 times more Black or African American Alone residents (140k people) in Newark, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 103k Hispanic or Latino and 29.9k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Newark, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

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  2. N/A

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  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Newark, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Newark, NJ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Newark, NJ are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

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Education

In 2016, universities in Newark, NJ awarded 7,409 degrees. The student population of Newark, NJ is skewed towards men, with 18,600 male students and 15,163 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newark, NJ are White (1,739 and 28.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,534 and 25.2%), Black or African American (1,337 and 22%), and Asian (981 and 16.1%).

The largest universities in Newark, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Rutgers University-Newark (2,901 and 39.2%), New Jersey Institute of Technology (2,724 and 36.8%), and Essex County College (1,410 and 19%).

The most popular majors in Newark, NJ are General Business Administration & Management (868 and 11.7%), Accounting (509 and 6.87%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (332 and 4.48%).

The median tuition costs in Newark, NJ are $19,800 for private four year colleges, and $12,505 and $27,633 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 194 degrees awarded

  2. 243 degrees awarded

  3. 204 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Newark, NJ was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 194 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Newark, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,901 degrees awarded

  2. 2,724 degrees awarded

  3. 1,410 degrees awarded

$12,505

Median In-State Public

$19,800

Median Private

In 2016, the Newark, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Rutgers University-Newark with 2,901 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,107

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,302

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,107 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newark, NJ, which is 1.24 times more than the 3,302 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Newark, NJ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,739 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,534 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,337 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Newark, NJ were to White students. These 1,739 degrees mean that there were 1.13 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,534 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newark, NJ was $235,000 in 2017, which is 1.08 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $235,200 to $235,000, a 0.085% decrease. The homeownership rate in Newark, NJ is 25.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Newark, NJ have an average commute time of 34.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Newark, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$35,167

Median Household Income

± $2,761

98.7k

Number of Households

± 5,774

In 2017, the median household income of the 98.7k households in Newark, NJ grew to $35,167 from the previous year's value of $31,100.

The following chart displays the households in Newark, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$235,000

2017 Median

± $19,191

$235,200

2016 Median

± $12,462

In 2017, the median property value in Newark, NJ declined from to $235,000 from the previous year's value of $235,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Newark, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newark, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Newark, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newark, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

25.2%

2017 Homeownership

20.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 25.2% of the housing units in Newark, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 20.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Newark, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Newark, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Newark, NJ have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

34.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newark, NJ have a longer commute time (34.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 7.57% of the workforce in Newark, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    56.1%

  2. Public Transit

    25.3%

  3. Carpooled

    8.23%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Newark, NJ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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