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East Newark, New Jersey
Borough of East Newark
Erie-Lackawanna embankment
Erie-Lackawanna embankment
Map highlighting East Newark within Hudson County. Inset: Location of Hudson County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map highlighting East Newark within Hudson County. Inset: Location of Hudson County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of East Newark, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of East Newark, New Jersey
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Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Flag of Hudson County, New Jersey.gif Hudson
Incorporated July 2, 1895
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
 • Total 0.13 sq mi (0.32 km2)
 • Land 0.10 sq mi (0.27 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)  16.92%
Area rank 564th of 565 in state
12th of 12 in county
16 ft (5 m)
 • Total 2,594
 • Rank 474th of 566 in state
12th of 12 in county
 • Density 23,532.1/sq mi (9,085.8/km2)
 • Density rank 6th of 566 in state
5th of 12 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 973
FIPS code 3401719360
GNIS feature ID 0885199

East Newark is a borough in the western part of Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. It is a suburb of the nearby city of Newark. The borough is the second-smallest municipality by total area in the state.

The Borough of East Newark was established on July 2, 1895, from portions of Kearny lying between the Erie Railroad's Newark Branch right of way and Harrison, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day.

As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 2,406, reflecting an increase of 29 (+1.2%) from the 2,377 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 220 (+10.2%) from the 2,157 counted in the 1990 Census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.123 square miles (0.320 km2), including 0.102 square miles (0.265 km2) of land and 0.021 square miles (0.055 km2) of water (17.13%).

The borough is bordered on the west by Newark, on the north by Kearny, and on the south and east by Harrison.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 2,500
1910 3,163 26.5%
1920 3,057 −3.4%
1930 2,686 −12.1%
1940 2,273 −15.4%
1950 2,173 −4.4%
1960 1,872 −13.9%
1970 1,922 2.7%
1980 1,923 0.1%
1990 2,157 12.2%
2000 2,377 10.2%
2010 2,406 1.2%
2020 2,594 7.8%
Population sources: 1900-1920
1900-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,406 people, 759 households, and 569 families residing in the borough. The population density was 23,532.1 per square mile (9,085.8/km2). There were 794 housing units at an average density of 7,765.8 per square mile (2,998.4/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 63.01% (1,516) White, 1.91% (46) Black or African American, 0.42% (10) Native American, 7.81% (188) Asian, 0.04% (1) Pacific Islander, 22.90% (551) from other races, and 3.91% (94) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 61.39% (1,477) of the population.

There were 759 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 15.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.38.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 14.6% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 7.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31.9 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 100.1 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $54,722 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,909) and the median family income was $59,423 (+/- $9,367). Males had a median income of $41,173 (+/- $3,762) versus $28,224 (+/- $4,249) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $22,242 (+/- $2,054). About 7.9% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over.


Roads and highways

2018-07-18 09 20 13 View west along Interstate 280 (Essex Freeway) just east of the William A. Stickel Memorial Bridge in East Newark, Hudson County, New Jersey
View west along I-280 in East Newark, just before crossing the Stickel Bridge

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 2.71 miles (4.36 km) of roadways, of which 2.27 miles (3.65 km) were maintained by the municipality and 0.44 miles (0.71 km) by Hudson County.

Interstate 280 passes through the southern portion of East Newark, but the entrances to interchange 16 lie in adjacent Harrison, and those for interchange 15B lie in Newark across the William A. Stickel Memorial Bridge over the Passaic River, which is crossed by the Clay Street Bridge.

Public transportation

NJ Transit bus service is available to Newark on the 30 and 76 routes.

The closest NJ Transit rail station to East Newark is the Newark Broad Street Station, with connections to the Montclair-Boonton Line and both branches of the Morris & Essex Lines. The station is also served by the Newark Light Rail. The closest rapid transit service is the PATH's Harrison station, a few blocks south of East Newark.

The closest airport with scheduled passenger service is Newark Liberty International Airport, located 4.8 miles (7.7 km) south in Newark and Elizabeth. John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport are in Queens, New York City.


The East Newark School District serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade at East Newark Public School. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 247 students and 15.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.5:1.

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Harrison High School in Harrison, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Harrison Public Schools. Citing rising tuition costs, the district announced in 2013 that it was seeking to sever its relationship with Harrison and send its students to Kearny High School, where tuition costs for students would be substantially lower than the $14,674 per student paid to Harrison for the 2012–13 school year. In 2015, the district agreed to a new six-year sending agreement with the Harrison district under which East Newark would pay $13,000 per student, rising by 2% annually, a drop from the $16,100 cost per student paid as of the 2014–15 school year. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 692 students and 54.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.8:1.

Notable people

See also (related category): People from East Newark, New Jersey

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with East Newark include:

  • Davey Brown (1898–1970), professional soccer player inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1951.
  • Jimmy Douglas (1898-1972), soccer goalkeeper who spent his career in the first American Soccer League.
  • Philip Kearny (1815-1862), United States Army officer, notable for his leadership in the Mexican–American War and American Civil War.
  • Cornelius Augustine McGlennon (1878–1931), represented New Jersey's 8th congressional district from 1919 to 1921 and was Mayor of East Newark, New Jersey from 1907 to 1919.
  • Erika Vogt (born 1973), sculptor, printmaker and video artist.
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