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The economy of Newark, NJ employs 114,808 people. The economy of Newark, NJ is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Admin., Support, Waste Management Services; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 2.7; 1.43; and 1.26 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Newark, NJ are Healthcare & Social Assistance (20,002), Transportation & Warehousing (14,367), and Retail trade (12,690), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,456), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($50,909), and Finance & Insurance ($47,831).

Median household income in Newark, NJ is $31,100. Males in Newark, NJ have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,162. The income inequality of Newark, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Newark, NJ. In Essex County, NJ the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 83 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,150. Essex County, NJ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Jersey.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Newark, NJ is from the county of Essex County, NJ.

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Newark, NJ is home to a population of 281,770 people, from which 84.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Newark, NJ is composed of 137,244 Black residents (48.7%), 97,018 Hispanic residents (34.4%), 36,498 White residents (13%), 5,498 Asian residents (1.95%), and 3,081 Other residents (1.09%). The most common foreign languages in Newark, NJ are Spanish (82,546 speakers), Portuguese (19,804 speakers), and African Languages (6,280 speakers), but compared to other places, Newark, NJ has a relative high number of Portuguese (19,804 speakers), African Languages (6,280 speakers), and French (2,821 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Newark, NJ awarded 7,187 degrees. The student population of Newark, NJ is skewed away from females, with 4,030 male students and 3,157 female students. Most students in Newark, NJ are White (1,771 and 24.6%), followed by Black or African American (1,432 and 19.9%), Hispanic or Latino (1,312 and 18.3%), and Asian (931 and 13%). The largest universities in Newark, NJ by number of graduates are Rutgers University-Newark (2,861 and 39.8%), New Jersey Institute of Technology (2,597 and 36.1%), and Essex County College (1,356 and 18.9%). The most popular majors in Newark, NJ are Accounting (231 and 3.21%), General Psychology (213 and 2.96%), and General Engineering Technology (185 and 2.57%). The median tuition costs in Newark, NJ are $19,800 for private four year colleges, and $13,602 and $28,206 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newark, NJ is $235,200, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $235,700 to $235,200, a 0.21% increase. The homeownership rate of Newark, NJ is 20.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Newark, NJ have an average commute time of 34.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Newark, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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