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Newark, Delaware - Basic Facts

The City of Newark is the 3rd largest city in Delaware with a population of 33,231 as of July 1, 2017. 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 39.6776 and longitude -75.7573 in New Castle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newark (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newark population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newark: New Worke.

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Newark, DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 33,231
Daytime Population: Workers 17,446
Daytime Population: Residents 18,822
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 36,268
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 25,754
Population in Familes 14,032
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,477
Population Density2 3,617
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $55,651
Average Household Income $80,973
Per Capita Income $29,343


Total Housing Units 10,883 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,154 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,191 (47.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 538 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $290,973
Average Home Value $316,474


Total Households 10,345
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 4,830
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.76% 0.31%
Households 0.7% 0.4%
Families 0.82% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   1.88%

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, 2017 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 # 48 39th
Median Household Income # 46 42nd
Per Capita Income # 32 60th

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