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Newark, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Newark had a population of 1,172 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Newark is located at latitude 35.7084 and longitude -91.4434 in Independence County. 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. Independence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 292 feet.

The City of Newark (GNIS ID: 2404368) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Newark is located within Township of Big Bottom-Wycough-Logan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Independence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newark population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newark: New Ark.

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Newark, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,172
Population in Households 1,172
Population in Familes 961
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 671
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 487
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 334
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 573 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 339 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (25.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $80,123
Average Home Value $92,878


Median Household Income $33,692
Average Household Income $44,771
Per Capita Income $18,382
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% 0.02%
Households 0.03% 0.08%
Families 0.1% -0.12%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 192 65th
Population Density1 # 174 68th
Diversity Index2 # 401 26th
Median Household Income # 349 36th
Per Capita Income # 376 31st

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