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Essex County, New Jersey

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The Renaissance City
The Brick City

Page Contents for Newark, New Jersey

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The New Jersey state capital is Trenton.
The population of Newark is approximately 273,546 (2000), 277140 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 102,473 (1990), 94542 (2010).
The amount of land area in Newark is 61.689 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Newark is 24.14 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5.634 sq kilometers.
The distance from Newark to Washington DC is 200 miles.
The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 46 miles. (as the crow flies)
Newark is positioned 40.72 degrees north of the equator and 74.17 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Newark elevation is 0 to 273.4 feet above sea level. Average elevation is 55 feet above sea level.
The Newark median home price is $ 112,286.


eight miles to the west of New York City, and the Manhattan skyline can be clearly seen from many parts of Newark. Philadelphia is just 80 miles further to the southwest.
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seasonal. Here is a weather page for Newark.
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History & History Related Items

Newark was founded by Puritans in 1666. The city was held to strict adherance to the Puritan rules until finally challenged by Colonel Josiah Ogden who harvested his wheat on a Sunday. At this point, the church/state began to end and the more modern form of government began to develop.

Here is a history page for Newark. This page gives individual histories for several of the neighborhood areas of Newark. It also gives many resources for historical places and information for Newark.

This history page is from the city of Newark. Just click on the history link

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The founding of Newark



Sacred Heart Cathedral-Basillica
Branch Brook Park
Seton Hall Law School
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Newark Symphony Hall

Learn about Newark at this site!

The Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
P.O. Box 540
Newark, New Jersey 07101-0540
General Information: 973-596-6550
Toll-free: 800-7MUSEUM
Group Reservations: 973-596-6615
TTY for the hearing impaired: 973-596-6355

This page lists the "famous" people who have called Newark home at one time or another.
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Newark City Government

The City of Newark
City Hall
Newark, New Jersey 07102

Newark City Clerk
920 Broad St
Newark, NJ 07102-2609
Phone: 973-733-3669

Newark has a Mayor/City Council form of government. There are nine council members representing 5 wards (North, South, East, West & Central). Four members are elected at-large

Fire Chief's Office
1010 18th Ave
Newark, NJ 07106-2646
Phone: 973-733-7424

Newark Fire Hdqrs Business Office
1010 18th Ave
Newark, NJ 07106-2646
Phone: 973-733-7491


Essex County Courthouse
Records 465 High Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 201-621-5000 Essex County Clerk
Phone: (973)621-4921

Newark Chamber

Regional Business Partnership
744 Broad Street, 26th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102-3802
Phone (973) 522-0099
Fax (973) 824-6587

Newark Organizations

Regional Business Partnership
744 Broad Street, 26th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102-3802
Phone (973) 522-0099
Fax (973) 824-6587

Newark Schools

DeBellis School of Performing Arts
481 Bloomfield Avenue
Newark, NJ 07107
Phone: 973-482-9051
We are currently celebrating our 50th anniversary! If you are an alumni of the music school or know of someone who is, contact us at (973) 482-9051 with current information. We want you to be part of our upcoming celebration concert. Thanks for your support and in helping us keep music and the arts alive in the Newark community.


New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights
Newark, New Jersey 07102-9895
Phone: (973) 596-3000

Rutgers - the State University of New Jersey
Phone: 732-932-INFO Newark


The population of Newark was:
1830 - 10,953
1850 - 38,894
1860 - 71,941
1870 - 105,059
1880 - 136,508
1890 - 181,390
1900 - 246,070
1910 - 347,469
1920 - 414,524
1930 - 442,337
1940 - 429,760
1950 - 438-776
1960 - 405,220
1970 - 382,417
1980 - 329,248
1990 - 275,221
1991 - 273,818
1992 - 273-908
1993 - 273-658
1994 - 271,700
1995 - 270,096
1996 - 268,239
1997 - 267-179
1998 - 267,823
2000 - 273,546

Newark is the third oldest major city in America. Only Boston and New York are older!

Neighborhoods of Newark:
East Ward - Ironbound, Down Neck
North Ward - Forest Hills, Roseville, North Newark, Branch Brook, Cherry Blossom Land
West Ward - Vailsburg, Ivy Hill, West Side
South Ward - Weequahic, Clinton Hill
Central Ward - University Heights, Science Park
Downtown (East & Central Wards) - Lincoln Park, The Coast, Halsey St., Four Corners, James Street Commons

Of the 24 square miles of area in Newark, 11.5 are taken by the airport, seaport, and supporting areas.

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