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Newark is a city in New Castle County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.

The community was named after a town in England.

The latitude of Newark is 39.683N. The longitude is -75.75W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 125 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 29,821.


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Median household income
Local
$48,758
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Newark demographic reports
Newark is on White Clay Creek.
Quaker settlement

The only Revolutionary War battle in the state occurred here in 1777.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 168. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.6 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Oktoberfest - Sept. 21-23, 2007
  • Newark Film Festival - Sept. 6-9, 2007
  • Polish American Festival - Sept. 21-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Newark web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Chapel Street Players, Mid-Atlantic Ballet, New Ark Chorale
Nearby parks & recreation: White Clay Creek State Park
Historic sites and museums: Iron Hill Museum of Natural History
Colleges and universities: University of Delaware, Delaware Technical & Comm Coll-Stanton-Wilmington

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Newark demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the New Castle County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wilmington-Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19713 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Newark residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $20,376, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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51% of Newark residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Newark include Aiken's Tavern Historic District, Cooch's Bridge Historic District, Old College Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Newark, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $625.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,200.


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Libraries in Newark include Newark Free Library ... View libraries

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Politics

New Castle County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Newark political report.

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Newark restaurants taking online reservations include Home Grown Cafe ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Newark workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 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 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Newark include Best Western, Comfort Inn Newark, Comfort Suites Newark, Country Inn & Suites, Courtyard Newark Univ Delaware, Courtyard Wilmington Newark Christiana, Days Inn, Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn-Wilmington/Newark, Hawthorn Newark De ... More hotels.

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