Newark, New Jersey - Facts & Figures
Newark, New Jersey is the largest city in the state and a major transportation hub for the country. The city's port is the largest on the east coast, and Newark Liberty International Airport was the first municipal commercial airport in the nation and is one of the busiest. Newark is 8 miles from Manhattan, and is actually the 2nd largest city in the New York metropolitan area. Newark offers several universities, sports teams and stadiums, performing arts centers and museums, and many large national and international businesses.
The city is split into five wards, each having a different personality. Residents and visitors can choose quiet suburbia, an urban atmosphere, or a more ethnic experience. Newark is also home to the oldest county park in the country, Branch Brook Park, where the largest selection of cherry trees in the country is located.
- Population: 277,185
- Industries: Transportation;Manufacturing; Telecommunications; Retail; Distribution; Chemical and machinery sales; Life insurance
- Area Codes: 201, 732, 862, 908, 973
- ZIP Codes: 07101, 07102, 07103, 07104, 07105, 07106, 07107, 07108, 07112, 07114, 07175, 07182, 07184, 07188, 07189, 07191, 07192, 07193, 07194, 07195, 07197, 07198, 07199
- Surrounding Cities: Manhattan, NY; East Newark borough, NJ; Harrison, NJ; East Orange, NJ; Irvington, NJ; Kearny, NJ; Orange, NJ; Hillside, NJ; South Orange, NJ