Newark, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,541. Population change since 2000: -1.9%
 
Males: 776  (50.4%)
Females: 765  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  47.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 53511.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $60,117 (it was $59,500 in 2000)
Newark:

$60,117
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,577 (it was $21,964 in 2000)

Newark town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $205,854 (it was $156,500 in 2000)
Newark:

$205,854
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $235,612; Detached houses: $233,670; Townhouses or other attached units: $224,641; In 2-unit structures: $224,641; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $224,641; Mobile homes: $596,739
Newark races chart
  • White alone - 1,492 (96.8%)
  • Hispanic - 27 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 8 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.1%)

Races in Newark detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Newark: 175.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Latest news from Newark, WI collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (42.4%), Norwegian (19.9%), Irish (14.3%), English (13.4%), United States (5.2%), Swedish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 817 feet

Land area: 36.4 square miles.

Population density: 42 people per square mile   (very low).

Newark,WI real estate house value index trend

Newark, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Newark:

  • High school or higher: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newark town:

  • Never married: 15.7%
  • Now married: 71.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

11 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.7%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Newark town:  1.4% ($2,196)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)
Newark satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Janesville, WI (13.3 miles , pop. 59,498).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (38.9 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (90.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Avon, WI (2.5 miles ), Hanover, WI (2.7 miles) , Orfordville, WI (2.8 miles ), Beloit, WI (2.8 miles ), South Beloit, IL (2.8 miles ), Rock, WI (2.8 miles ), Rockton, IL (2.9 miles ), Footville, WI (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $130,100
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $134,100
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $134,100
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $134,100
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $153,900
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $181,900
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $201,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $206,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $201,500
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $213,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.53 N, Longitude: 89.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 608

Newark household income distribution Newark home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.9%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +358 (+29.5%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Machinery (17%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Food (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Work and jobs in Newark: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Newark, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Newark-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 56% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.5 miles away from the Newark town center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 1/24/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Newark-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 290.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.7 miles away from Newark center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 265.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 323.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 289.3 miles away from Newark center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 278.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rock County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Newark topographic map

Birthplace of: Dorr Felt - Inventor.

Hospitals and medical centers near Newark:

  • ABARIS CTR FOR CHEMICALLY DEPENDENT (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BELOIT, WI)
  • FAIR OAKS REHAB AND HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SOUTH BELOIT, IL)
  • PREMIER REHAB AND SKILLED NURSING (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BELOIT, WI)
  • BELOIT CONV CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BELOIT, WI)
  • BELOIT HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BELOIT, WI)
  • BELOIT HEALTH SYSTEM - DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; BELOIT, WI)
  • BELOIT MEM HSPTL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; BELOIT, WI)

Amtrak stations near Newark:

  • 8 miles: BELOIT (HWY. 75 & HWY. 51) - Bus Station . Services: call for taxi service.
  • 14 miles: JANESVILLE (3136 EAST COUNTY ROAD O)
  • 16 miles: JANESVILLE (HWY. 26 & HWY. 14) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newark:

  • Rock Valley College (about 19 miles; Rockford, IL; Full-time enrollment: 6,269)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 31 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 11,124)
  • Edgewood College (about 39 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 39 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 40 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 42 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 43 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)

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Church in Newark: Luther Valley Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Newark Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Mill Pond 22 (A), Mill Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Newark: Newark Road Prairie State Natural Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Rock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.6. This is about average.

City:

78.6
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.29
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.1%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.4%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.9%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.8%
Whole state:

3.7%
14 people in homes for the physically handicapped in 2000

Newark compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (78%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Electricity (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Newark town (based on Rock County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.32%
Here: 51.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents39.7%21.2%9.5%6.6%2.7%
Congregations9.0%12.8%8.3%9.8%4.5%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Churches and Churches of ChristWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents2.5%2.4%2.3%1.7%11.3%
Congregations4.5%2.3%3.0%3.8%42.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Rock County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Rock County:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
Rock County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 130
Here:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Rock County:

27.5%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

13.0%

4.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,510 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($208 average AGI)
Rock County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dane County, WI  0.76% ($37,595 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, IL  0.43% ($30,690)
from Walworth County, WI  0.30% ($32,387)


4.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,110 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($152 average AGI)
Rock County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dane County, WI  0.81% ($35,033 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, IL  0.39% ($35,508)
to Walworth County, WI  0.24% ($37,582)

Strongest AM radio stations in Newark:

  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGEZ (1490 AM; 1 kW; BELOIT, WI; Owner: REGO, LTD.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, LLC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Newark:

  • WFEN (88.3 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY, DBA WFEN)
  • WKMQ-FM (96.7 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGFB (103.1 FM; ROCKTON, IL; Owner: WRWC, Inc.)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WGSL (91.1 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER SCHOOL)
  • WYHY (95.3 FM; WINNEBAGO, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQFL (100.9 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUEST FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WZOK (97.5 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNIE (89.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WXRX (104.9 FM; BELVIDERE, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEKZ-FM (93.7 FM; MONROE, WI; Owner: RONALD M.SPIELMAN & SCOTT THOMPSON)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXXQ (98.5 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WMMM-FM (105.5 FM; VERONA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)

TV broadcast stations around Newark:

  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W65EE (Channel 65; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)
  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WREX-TV (Channel 13; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WREX TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WCFC-CA (Channel 51; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN COMMUNICATIONS OF CHICAGOLAND, INC.)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WQFL-CA (Channel 8; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAMILY VALUES ORGANIZATION, INC.)
  • W25CL (Channel 25; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total costs: $131,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,490
Total average daily truck traffic: 468
Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic: 12,236

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Newark, WI

Newark on our top lists:

  • #98 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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