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Newark, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Newark is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Independence County at latitude 35.7084 and longitude -91.4434. Independence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 292 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Newark, but most people and references simply refer to it as Newark, Arkansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Newark indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Newark (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newark: New Ark.

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Newark, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,150
Population in Households 1,150
Population in Familes 947
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 658
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 477
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 330
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 566 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 331 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 146 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $71,822
Average Home Value $87,538


Median Household Income $35,382
Average Household Income $42,824
Per Capita Income $17,535
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.52% -0.19%
Households -0.44% -0.25%
Families -0.14% -0.37%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Newark, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newark to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 196 64th
Population Density1 # 176 68th
Diversity Index2 # 360 34th
Median Household Income # 278 49th
Per Capita Income # 384 29th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.