Newark employment information

IndexNewarkNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$17,198$37,538$29,829
Median household income$33,025$73,702$55,322
Median income owner occupied$63,792$97,281$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,446$42,169$35,192
Median earnings male$27,139$47,369$36,919
Median earnings female$21,240$32,116$26,250
Unemployment rate10.7%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level29.1%10.9%15.1%
The Newark, NJ employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Newark is $17,198, which is 54% lower than than the New Jersey average and 42% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $33,025, which is 55% lower than than the New Jersey average and 40% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Newark is 11%, which is 130% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Newark is 29% which is 93% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$22,014$33,025$66,050
City
$49,129$73,702$147,404
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Newark is 42% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Newark is 40% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Newark is 130% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Newark is 93% higher than the national average.

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Newark median earnings by income bracket

Newark employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry16.8%0.5%
Manufacturing sector8.9%0.1%
Financial & insurance services2.3%4.1%
Wholesale & retail services13.5%13.3%
Public administration3.6%4.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities14.3%5.8%
Education, health & social services10.1%36.1%
Other28.4%29.0%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Short Hills, NJ12,771$250,001352%
Upper Montclair, NJ11,731$190,515244%
North Caldwell, NJ6,519$188,897241%
Essex Fells, NJ2,164$174,432215%
Glen Ridge, NJ7,615$170,839209%
Newark, NJ280,139$33,02540%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Toledo, OH280,854$34,54838%
Plano, TX279,088$85,08554%
Greensboro, NC282,177$42,80223%
Henderson, NV277,872$64,27716%
Lincoln, NE273,018$51,1268%
Newark, NJ280,139$33,02540%
Source: The Newark, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).