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Newark, Delaware - Basic Facts

The City of Newark is the 3rd largest city in Delaware with a population of 33,360 as of July 1, 2019. Newark ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newark is located at latitude 39.6837 and longitude -75.7497 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newark encompass a land area of 9.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Castle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 128 feet.

The City of Newark (GNIS ID: 2390628) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Newark is located within Newark Division of New Castle County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newark: New Worke.

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Newark, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Newark, DE Housing Affordability Index is 88
State of Delaware Housing Affordability Index is 119
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Newark, DE Wealth Index is 103
State of Delaware Wealth Index is 110
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 33,360
Population in Households 26,173
Population in Familes 14,256
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,187
Population Density 3,630
Diversity Index1 46
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,215
Average Household Income $80,761
Per Capita Income $26,264
Wealth Index3 103

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 10,961 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,064 (46.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,457 (49.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 441 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $296,089
Housing Affordability Index2 88
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,520
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 4,880
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.64% 0.38%
Households 0.73% 0.49%
Families 0.75% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Newark, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newark to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 97th
Population Density # 10 88th
Diversity Index # 47 40th
Median Household Income # 63 19th
Per Capita Income # 54 31st

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