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Newark, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Newark had a population of 1,129 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newark: New Ark.

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Newark, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,129
Daytime Population: Workers 353
Daytime Population: Residents 682
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,035
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 1,129
Population in Familes 923
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 646
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $33,290
Average Household Income $45,377
Per Capita Income $18,699


Total Housing Units 568 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 332 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 138 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $91,929
Average Home Value $103,021


Total Households 470
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 323
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.56% -0.27%
Households -0.46% -0.21%
Families -0.38% -0.31%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

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, 2017 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 # 191 65th
Population Density # 183 66th
Diversity Index # 395 27th
Median Household Income # 388 28th
Per Capita Income # 399 26th

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