Newark demographics profile

StatisticNewarkNew JerseyNational
Population280,1398,915,456318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)11,603191
Median age33.039.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)35%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1853%45%43%
Speak English54%69%79%
Speak Spanish32%16%13%
Newark, NJ has a population of 280,139 and is the 69th largest city in the United States. The population density is 11,603 per sq mi which is 1160210% higher than the New Jersey average and 12707% higher than the national average. The median age in Newark is 33 which is approximately 16% lower than the New Jersey average of 40. In Newark, 35% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 54% speak English and 32% speak Spanish. 52% of Newark residents were born in New Jersey, 14% were born out of state, 6% were born outside of the United States and 28% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Newark is 1160210% higher than New Jersey.
  • The median age in Newark is 16% lower than New Jersey.
  • In Newark 24.35% of the population is White.
  • In Newark 50.24% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Newark 1.75% of the population is Asian.

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Newark population breakdown by race

RaceNewarkNew JerseyNational
White24.35%68.15%73.35%
Black or African American50.24%13.54%12.63%
Asian1.75%9.19%5.22%
American Indian0.50%0.21%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.05%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race2.85%2.53%3.06%
Other race20.24%6.35%4.75%
In Newark, 36.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Newark, NJ demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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