Newark At A Glance
collaborated with Brick City Development Corporation and
Newark Workforce Investment Board to produce a complimentary
Newark Data Book for use by businesses and organizations
that are considering or helping to facilitate a move to
Newark. The fifteen-page document contains basic
demographic, business, workforce and quality of life
information about Newark that will inform the reader about
the key strengths of New Jersey’s largest City.
Click here to download the PDF.
City of Newark Population:
2010 Census - 277,140 (largest municipality in New Jersey)
Newark-Union, NJ-PA MSA Population:
(includes Essex County, NJ, Hunterdon County, NJ, Morris County, NJ, Pike County, PA, Sussex County, NJ, Union County, NJ)
26 square miles
5 miles west of Manhattan
· Roadways: Interstate 78 and 280, New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, State
highway Routes 21, 22, 1, 9.
· Aviation: Newark Liberty International Airport served 35 million international and
domestic passengers on more than 40 airlines in 2009. On airport passenger rail
connects travelers directly to New York City and the entire Northeast Corridor
· Seaport: The East Coast’s largest container terminal, Port Newark and Elizabeth
moved 3.1 million containers in 2008.
· Rail: Extensive passenger service provided by Amtrak, New Jersey Transit and PATH.
Freight rail service by CSX and Norfolk Southern.
· Bus: More than 35 New Jersey Transit Routes provide service to Newark
More than 50,000 students, staff and faculty call Newark home at the following institutions:
· New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
· Rutgers University - Newark Campus
· University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)
· Seton Hall Law School
· Berkeley College
· Essex County College
The Newark Museum, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium, New Jersey Historical Society, Newark Symphony Hall, Branch Brook Park Cherry Blossom Festival,
Newark’s Top Ten Private Sector Employers: (*indicates headquarters)
Verizon New Jersey*
Public Service Electric and Gas*
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ*
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Gateway Group One
Government Services in Newark:
Federal Bureau of Investigation
United States District Court
United States Attorney for New Jersey
United States Postal Service
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
New Jersey Transit
New Jersey Superior Court
State of New Jersey
County of Essex
Brief History of Newark:
· The year, 1995, marked Newark's 330th birthday. Only two other major American
cities, Boston and New York, claim such a long history.
· Newark's history is divided into four chapters. The first was its Puritan origins; the
second, the rise of its industrial and commercial empire; the third,
the present century
and its roller-coaster ride into modem history; and the fourth, its recent reawakening
now being referred to as Newark's "Renaissance."
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