Newark (New Jersey)
|Nickname : The Brick City|
Newark from Harrison seen from
|Newark in Essex County, New Jersey|
|State :||United States|
|State :||New Jersey|
|County :||Essex County|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
|Residents :||281,764 (as of 2016)|
|Population density :||4,574.1 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||67.3 km 2 (approx. 26 mi 2 ) of
which 61.6 km 2 (approx. 24 mi 2 ) is land
|Height :||9 m|
|Area code :||+1 862 973|
|GNIS ID :||0878762|
|Mayor :||Ras J. Baraka|
Downtown Newark (Broad Street)
Newark is located in the northeast of the state of New Jersey on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Passaic River with a large port. The city is 10 miles west of New York and about 25 miles south of Paterson , New Jersey. It has an area of 67.2 km² , of which 61.6 km² is land and 5.6 km² (8.36%) is water.
In Newark, a total of 78 structures and sites are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (as of February 15, 2020). Three of them have the status of a National Historic Landmark : the John Ballantine House , the Newark Earthworks and the Grace Church .
Newark was and is an ethnically mixed city. Many Germans settled in the center in the 19th century, followed by Eastern European Jews and in the second half of the 20th century by Afro-Americans.
According to the 2000 statistics, the city has 273,546 inhabitants, 91,382 households and 61,956 families. The population density is 4,400 inhabitants / km²; Newark is one of the top cities in the United States. Of the population, 26.52% are White, 53.46% African American , 0.37% Native American , 1.19% Asian , 0.05% Pacific Islander , 14.05% Other Ethnicity, and 4.63% Mixed Race . 29.47% are Latin Americans of any race.
Of the 91,382 households, 35.2% have children under the age of 18. 31.0% of these consist of married couples living together, 29.3% are single mothers, 32.2% are not families. 26.6% of all households are made up of singles, 8.8% are single people over 65. The average size of households is 2.85. The average family has 3.43 people.
27.9% of the population are under 18, 12.1% between 18 and 24, 32.0% between 25 and 44, 18.7% between 45 and 64, 9.3% over 65. The average age is 31 years. The ratio between women and men is 100: 94.2. For the age group over 18, the ratio is 100: 91.1.
The median annual income for a household is $ 26,913. The median income for a family is $ 30,781. Males have a median income of $ 29,748 and females $ 25,734. The per capita income for the city is $ 13,009. 28.4% of the population and 25.5% of families are below the poverty line. Of these people, 36.6% are under 18 years of age and 24.1% are over 65 years of age.
Between 1950 and 2000, Newark's population declined by more than a third; especially members of the middle class left the city. A weakening and partial reversal of these trends has been observed since around the turn of the millennium.
¹ 1980–2010: census results; 2016: US Census Bureau estimate
- Metro: Since 1908 run subways of the Port Authority Trans-Hudson to New York. The Newark City Subway is a former tram, which has been partially underground since 1935 and has been expanded into a light rail .
- Port: There is a large container port at the mouth of the Passaic River .
- Airport: Newark Liberty International Airport is an international commercial airport; it was the first major airport in the New York area.
- Of the last eight mayors who preceded the current incumbent, five have been tried and convicted of corruption offenses.
- The 2009 homicide rate in Newark ranks 20th out of all US cities; in the 1980s and 1990s it was in first place at times.
Newark has been the home of the New Jersey Devils' games in the National Hockey League (NHL) since October 2007 . The venue is the Prudential Center , a multi-purpose hall that can seat up to 19,500 spectators. From 2010 to 2012, the NBA basketball games of the New Jersey Nets also took place there.
|Newark, New Jersey|
Average monthly temperatures and rainfall for Newark, New Jersey
Newark has the following fifteen twin cities :
sons and daughters of the town
- Louis Adolphe Coerne (1870–1922), composer
- Ruth St. Denis (1879–1968), dancer, choreographer and teacher
- Emil Ernst (1889–1942), German astronomer
- Robert M. Haas (1889–1962), film architect
- Ben Adams (1890–1961), athlete (standing vault and standing long jump)
- Marion Parsonnet (1905–1960), screenwriter
- John W. Campbell (1910–1971), science fiction writer and editor
- Ike Quebec (1918–1963), jazz tenor saxophonist and music producer
- Jack Warden (1920–2006), film actor
- Jerry Lewis (1926–2017), actor and director
- Philip Roth (1933-2018), writer
- Frankie Valli (* 1934), rock and pop singer
- Scott LaFaro (1936–1961), jazz bassist
- Allen Garfield (1939-2020), actor
- Gloria Gaynor (born 1943), disco singer
- Joe Pesci (born 1943), actor
- Andrew Napolitano (* 1950), lawyer
- Ray Liotta (born 1954), actor
- Ice-T (born 1958), musician and actor
- Jason Alexander (* 1959), actor, director and film producer
- Chris Christie (* 1962), politician
- Whitney Houston (1963–2012), singer and actress
- Ian Ziering (born 1964), actor
- Ras J. Baraka (* 1970), politician, Mayor of Newark since 2014
- Queen Latifah (* 1970), hip-hop musician and actress
- Redman (* 1970), rapper and actor
- Shaquille O'Neal (born 1972), basketball player
- Frankie Negrón (* 1977), Puerto Rican salsa musician
- Kenneth Faried (* 1989), basketball player
Personalities who have worked on site
Famous people related to the city are
- Jerome David Kern (1885–1945), composer; grew up in Newark
- Albert Lewin (1894–1968), director, producer and screenwriter; grew up in Newark
- Cory Booker (born 1969), politician; Mayor of Newark from 2006 to 2013
- Kevin Mumford: Newark: A History of Race, Rights, and Riots in America. New York University Press, New York 2007, ISBN 978-0-8147-9563-7 .
- Official website of the city (English)
Search mask database in the National Register Information System. National Park Service , accessed February 15, 2020.
Weekly List on the National Register Information System. National Park Service, accessed February 15, 2020.
- Listing of National Historic Landmarks by State: New Jersey. National Park Service, accessed February 15, 2020.
- oldnewark.com (Engl.)
- Sister Cities International 2015 Membership Directory
- Sister Cities International - Newark, New Jersey. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on January 7, 2017 ; accessed on January 7, 2017 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.