Newark 52 Poor
Newark Livability #537 ranked city in New Jersey#27,457 ranked city in the USARanks better than 6% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Newark Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Newark Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% lower than New Jersey
11111% more expensive than the US average
New Jersey
12121% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Newark cost of living
D- Newark Crime Total crime is 59% higher than New Jersey
Total crime
2,1478% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 478% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
Newark crime
F Newark Employment Household income is 55% lower than New Jersey
Median household income
$33,02540% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$17,19842% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
11%130% higher than the US average
Newark employment
F Newark Housing Home value is 30% lower than New Jersey
Median home value
$222,10020% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$9813% higher than the US average
Home ownership
22%66% lower than the US average
Newark real estate or Newark rentals
F Newark Schools HS graduation rate is 20% lower than New Jersey
High school grad. rates
69%17% lower than the US average
School test scores
33%31% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:121% lower than the US average
Newark K-12 schools
F Newark User Ratings There are a total of 30 ratings in Newark
Overall user rating
44% 30 total ratings
User reviews rating
47% 6 total reviews
User surveys rating
42% 24 total surveys
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      Living in Newark, NJ

      Newark, New Jersey is a big city with a population of 280,139 people. With a population density of 11,603 people per square mile, Newark is well above the nation's average density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Newark identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 32% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. With an average age of 33 years old, Newark could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average. All the single ladies (and all the single fellas) might want to take notice as only 42% of the Newark population is married.

      Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Newark could be a positive experience compared to other cities in New Jersey if you know where to search. With useful information like amenities, cost of living, weather, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Newark and in the areas around Newark is a much easier task.

      Newark, NJ receives 50/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #540 in New Jersey and #28,696 in the USA. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. In fact, Newark actually ranks among the lowest 10 percentile of cities across the nation. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Newark ranks well for amenities (A+). The bad news for Newark, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Newark, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Newark: Prudential Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and Newark Museum.

      Newark real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Newark.

      Newark transportation information

      StatisticNewarkNew JerseyNational
      Average one way commute35min31min26min
      Workers who drive to work49.9%71.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool12.3%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit26.5%11.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk8.0%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home1.7%4.1%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Newark, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).