Greater Newark, Delaware

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Population in July 2007: 70,573.
Males: 33,942  (48.1%)
Females: 36,631  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

28.4 years
Delaware median age:

36.0 years

Zip code: 19711

Estimated median household income in 2019: $78,560 (it was $53,952 in 2000)
Greater Newark:

$78,560
DE:

$70,176

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,279 (it was $22,654 in 2000)

Greater Newark CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $276,907 (it was $135,000 in 2000)
Greater Newark:

$276,907
DE:

$261,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $325,473; detached houses: $352,435; townhouses or other attached units: $239,483; in 2-unit structures: $54,951; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $542,753; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $431,276; mobile homes: $31,643
March 2019 cost of living index in Greater Newark: 107.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Greater Newark, DE (2000)
    • 54,06580.6%White alone
    • 5,8448.7%Black alone
    • 3,3885.0%Hispanic
    • 2,5183.8%Asian alone
    • 1,0351.5%Two or more races
    • 1200.2%American Indian alone
    • 1110.2%Other race alone
    • 330.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 30.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,352 people per square mile   (low).

Greater Newark, Delaware map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Greater Newark CCD:

0.7% ($986)
Delaware:

0.7% ($841)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (38.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Newark, DE (0.9 miles ),
Brookside, DE (1.2 miles ),
Upper Christiana, DE (1.8 miles ),
Pike Creek, DE (2.1 miles ),
Pike Creek Valley, DE (2.1 miles ),
Bear, DE (2.3 miles ),
Glasgow, DE (2.3 miles ),
Pike Creek-Central Kirkwood, DE (2.3 miles )

Latitude: 39.68 N, Longitude: 75.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 302

Distribution of median household income in Greater Newark, DE in 2019
Greater Newark satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.8%
Delaware:

4.7%
Most common industries in Greater Newark, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.0%)
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Chemicals (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Chemicals (5.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (12.8%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
  • Chemicals (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Greater Newark, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.0%)
  • Computer specialists (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Computer specialists (4.7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.9%)

Average climate in Greater Newark, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Greater Newark, Delaware average temperatures Greater Newark, Delaware average precipitation Greater Newark, Delaware humidity Greater Newark, Delaware wind speed Greater Newark, Delaware snowfall Greater Newark, Delaware sunshine Greater Newark, Delaware clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 95.2. This is worse than average.

City:

95.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.236. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.37. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.37
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.272. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.272
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 16.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.51
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 0.00403. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00403
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Greater Newark-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Delaware state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.0 miles away from the Greater Newark place center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/28/1961, a category F3 tornado 9.3 miles away from the place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Greater Newark-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Delaware state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 170.1 miles away from Greater Newark center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 47.6 miles away from Greater Newark center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/2017 at 21:47:31, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 274.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 304.3 miles away from Greater Newark center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in New Castle County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Greater Newark:

  • NEWARK MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; NEWARK, DE)
  • EXCEPTIONAL CARE FOR CHILDREN (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; NEWARK, DE)
  • MILLCROFT (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; NEWARK, DE)
  • VITAS HEALTHCARE CORPORATION ATLANTIC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; NEWARK, DE)
  • JEANNE JUGAN RESIDENCE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; NEWARK, DE)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; NEWARK, DE)
  • COMPASSIONATE CARE HOSPICE OF DELAWARE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; WILMINGTON, DE)

Amtrak stations near Greater Newark:

  • 1 miles: NEWARK (429 S. COLLEGE AVE.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 11 miles: WILMINGTON (M. L. KING BLVD, & FRENCH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Greater Newark:

  • 17 miles: Salem 2 in Salem, NJ.
  • 17 miles: Hope Creek in Salem, NJ.
  • 17 miles: Salem 1 in Salem, NJ.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Greater Newark:

  • University of Delaware (about 1 miles; Newark, DE; Full-time enrollment: 20,078)
  • Wilmington University (about 9 miles; New Castle, DE; FT enrollment: 10,072)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington (about 12 miles; Wilmington, DE; FT enrollment: 4,972)
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (about 14 miles; Lincoln University, PA; FT enrollment: 2,042)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (about 21 miles; West Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 14,492)
  • Neumann University (about 22 miles; Aston, PA; FT enrollment: 2,622)
  • Widener University-Main Campus (about 25 miles; Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 4,051)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Greater Newark: Diamond State Industrial Park (A), Chestnut Hill Plaza (B), Old Baltimore Pike Industrial Park (C), Delaware Industrial Park (D), Louviers Country Club (E), Newark Country Club (F), Arc Corner (G), University of Delaware Louise and David Roselle Center for the Arts - Parking Garage (H), Newark Interstate Business Park (I), Sandy Brae Industrial Park (J), University of Delaware Trabant University Center Garage (K), University of Delaware Perkins Student Center Garage (L), Blue Hen Industrial Park (M), Delaware Technology Park (N), Newark Industrial Park (O), South Chapel Industrial Park (P), Salem Church Industrial Park (Q), United Way of Delaware Community Services Center (R), Newark Senior Center (S), Newark Free Library (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Newark Shopping Center (1), Castle Mall (2), Brookside Shopping Center (3), College Square Shopping Center (4), Liberty Plaza Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Greater Newark include: Ogletown Baptist Church (A), Newark United Pentecostal Church (B), New Life Alliance Church (C), Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (D), Parkview Assembly of God (E), Saint Nicholas Episcopal Church (F), Newark Congregation Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (G), Saint Johns Holy Angels Church (H), Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ebenezer Cemetery (1), Saint Johns Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Branch Christina River (A), Bogy Run (B), Lamborn Run (C), Fairfield Run (D), Lost Stream (E), Persimmon Run (F), Middle Run (G), West Branch Christina River (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Greater Newark include: Glendale Park (1), Stafford Park (2), McKees Park (3), Lumbrook Park (4), White Chapel Park (5), Kells Park (6), Cobbs-Gauger Park (7), Rittenhouse Park (8), Walter S Carpenter State Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

New Castle County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

49.3%
Whole state:

68.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.1%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.7%
Whole state:

9.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.6%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Greater Newark in 2000:

  • 7,178 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 416 people in nursing homes
  • 25 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 10 people in religious group quarters
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

For population 15 years and over in Greater Newark:

Marital status in Greater Newark, DE
  • Never married: 39.5%
  • Now married: 48.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

For population 25 years and over in Greater Newark:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Delaware average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Greater Newark, DE (based on New Castle County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic138,17233
Mainline Protestant48,124125
Evangelical Protestant32,993169
Other22,67245
Black Protestant7,21236
Orthodox1,1665
None288,140-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 82
New Castle County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 71
New Castle County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
This county:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 337
Here:

6.40 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
New Castle County:

8.0%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
New Castle County:

26.7%
State:

27.9%

4.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($65,695 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.61%
Delaware average:

5.47%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,256 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.03%
Delaware average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Delaware County, PA  0.43% ($65,458 average AGI)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.35% ($59,267)
from Kent County, DE  0.32% ($46,206)


4.88% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($78,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Delaware average:

5.02%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($990 average AGI)
New Castle County:

0.06%
Delaware average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Kent County, DE  0.39% ($48,838 average AGI)
to Chester County, PA  0.31% ($122,722)
to Delaware County, PA  0.29% ($74,188)

Strongest AM radio stations in Greater Newark:

  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAMS (1260 AM; 1 kW; NEWARK, DE; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WTMC (1380 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: STATE OF DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF TRAN)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDEL (1150 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WXHL (1550 AM; 1 kW; ELKTON, MD; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Greater Newark:

  • WVUD (91.3 FM; NEWARK, DE; Owner: UNIVERSITYOF DELAWARE)
  • WOEL-FM (89.9 FM; ELKTON, MD; Owner: MARANATHA BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSTW (93.7 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJBR-FM (99.5 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WMHS (88.1 FM; PIKE CREEK, DE; Owner: RED CLAY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WXHL-FM (89.1 FM; CHRISTIANA, DE; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WXCY (103.7 FM; HAVRE DE GRACE, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXPN (88.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNA.)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMMR (93.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Greater Newark:

  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W40AZ (Channel 40; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W55BT (Channel 55; TALLEYVILLE, DE; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Greater Newark, DE
  • 55.3%Utility gas
  • 28.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.2%Electricity
  • 3.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Greater Newark, DE
  • 42.2%Electricity
  • 40.5%Utility gas
  • 14.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used


Greater Newark compared to Delaware state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Greater Newark on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health and personal care, except drug, stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: waiters and waitresses (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: postsecondary teachers (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life and physical scientists (population 50,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: music stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: librarians, curators, and archivists (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: waiters and waitresses (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: postsecondary teachers (population 50,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: pharmacies and drug stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: chemicals (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: retail florists (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: pharmacies and drug stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: rail transportation (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: chemicals (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: petroleum and coal products (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: book stores and news dealers (population 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: petroleum and coal products (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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