Newark Nj Population 2017

Newark Nj's estimated population is 277,140 according to the most recent United States census.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2015 there were 110,243 households in the city, with an average size of 2.87 people per household. The vacancy rate was 15.9%, with a median rent of $973/month. The median house size is 4.4 rooms, and has a value of $223,400.

Year Population Change
2015 281,944 1.70%
2010 277,140 1.30%
2000 273,546 -0.60%
1990 275,221 -16.40%
1980 329,248 -13.80%
1970 381,930 -5.70%
1960 405,220 -7.60%
1950 438,776 2.10%
1940 429,760 -2.80%
1930 442,337 6.70%
1920 414,524 19.30%
1910 347,469 41.20%
1900 246,070 35.30%
1890 181,830 33.20%
1880 136,508 29.90%
1870 105,059 46.00%
1860 71,941 85.00%
1850 38,894 125.00%
1840 17,290 57.90%
1830 10,953 0.00%

Newark Nj Race Data

Race Population Percentage
White 68,412 24.54%
Black or African American 141,660 50.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1,548 0.56%
Asian 5,126 1.84%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 271 0.10%
Some Other Race 48,687 17.47%
Two or More Races 13,046 4.68%

Population Pyramid

Newark Nj Housing Indicators

Indicator Value
Total Housing Units 110,243
Owner-Occupied Units 20,086
Renter-Occupied Units 72,589
Median Home Value $223,400
Median Rent $973
Vacancy Rate 15.9%
Houses With Mortgage 14,998
Houses Without Mortgage 5,088
Median Number of Rooms (per House) 4.4

This chart shows the employment and labor force participation rates in Newark Nj for residents over 16 years of age. The 2015 unemployment rate is 11.6% and the labor force participation rate is 63.2%.

Newark Nj Family/Household Indicators

Indicator Value
Average Household Size 2.87
Average Family Size 3.6
Married Couple Families 24,131
Male Householder (no wife) Families 7,914
Female Householder (no husband) Families 26,375
Non Family Households
Unmarried Partner Households (Opposite Sex) 8.3%
Unmarried Partner Households (Same Sex) 0.3%