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Newark city, New Jersey

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Table

Newark city, New Jersey
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
307,220
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
307,220
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
310,876
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 311,549
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 277,140
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
10.6%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
26.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
49.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
6.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
36.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
10.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 5,357
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 32.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 23.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $254,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $2,194
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $990
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,116
Building permits, 2021 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 102,195
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 89.3%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 49.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 87.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 71.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 76.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 15.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 12.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
18.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 61.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 57.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 861,453
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,716,538
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 7,938,564
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,104,307
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $11,034
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 34.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $37,476
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $20,924
Persons in poverty, percent
26.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X
Total employment, 2020 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,910
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,778
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 912
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,363
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,611
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 121
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,879
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 12,903.8
Population per square mile, 2010 11,458.3
Land area in square miles, 2020 24.14
Land area in square miles, 2010 24.19
FIPS Code 3451000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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