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Clark is a township in Union County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named for Abraham Clark, a signer of the Declaration of Independence

The latitude of Clark is 40.640N. The longitude is -74.311W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 14,597.


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Median household income
Local
$65,019
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Clark demographic reports
Clark is on the Rahway River
Former and merged names include:
· Fifth Ward of Rahway
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.7 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Ash Brook Reservation, Milton Lake Park, Rahway River Park
Historic sites and museums: Dr. William Robinson Plantation
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Clark demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Union County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07066 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Clark residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Clark ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Clark was $29,883, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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28% of Clark residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Clark, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $856.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,734.


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Libraries in Clark include Clark Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Clark include Clark Eagle

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Union County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Clark political report.

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The average commute time for Clark workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Clark between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Clark include Crowne Plaza Hotels.

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