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Newark is a city in Essex County, in the New York metro area.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the city was named after a town in England; another says the name stems from the biblical "New Ark"
The latitude of Newark is 40.735N. The longitude is -74.172W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 277,911.
Decline began in the 1950s, with riots in 1967-68
Sections below provide additional information and links about Newark demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Essex 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 07108 ZIP code.
1% of Newark residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Newark ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Newark was $13,009, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Newark residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Newark include Forest Hill Historic District, Four Corners Historic District, James Street Commons Historic District, Lincoln Park Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Newark, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $525. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,325.
Libraries in Newark include Branch Brook Branch, Clinton Branch, First Avenue Branch, Madison Area Library, Newark Public Library, North End Branch, Roseville Branch, Springfield Branch, Vailsburg Branch, Van Buren Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Newark include Star-Ledger
TV stations in Newark include WFUT, WNET.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WBGO.
Essex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Newark political report.
The average commute time for Newark workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 98 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Newark between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.
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