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East Newark, New Jersey
Borough
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
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Hudson
Incorporated July 3, 1895
Area
 • Total 0.123 sq mi (0.320 km2)
 • Land 0.102 sq mi (0.265 km2)
 • Water 0.021 sq mi (0.055 km2)  17.13%
Area rank 565th of 566 in state
12th of 12 in county
Elevation 16 ft (5 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 2,406
 • Estimate (2015) 2,665
 • 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 Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07029
Area code(s) 973
FIPS code 3401719360
GNIS feature ID 0885199
Website www.boroughofeastnewark.com

East Newark is a borough in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. It's a suburb of the nearby city of Newark.

The Borough of East Newark was established on July 3, 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.

Geography

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.

Demographics

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%
Est. 2015 2,665 10.8%
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 569.3 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.

2000 Census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 2,377 people, 767 households, and 605 families residing in the borough. The population density was 23,330.0 people per square mile (9,177.6/km2). There were 799 housing units at an average density of 7,842.1 per square mile (3,085.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 67.02% White, 1.68% African American, 0.50% Native American, 2.52% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 20.99% from other races, and 7.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 47.54% of the population.

As of the 2000 Census, 10.1% of East Newark's residents identified themselves as being of Peruvian American ancestry. This was the highest percentage of Peruvian American people in any place in the United States. In the same census, 6.2% of East Newark's residents identified themselves as being of Brazilian American ancestry, which was the highest percentage of Brazilian American people in any place in the United States. As of the 2000 Census, 7.67% of East Newark's residents identified themselves as being of Ecuadorian ancestry, which was the highest of any municipality in New Jersey and the third highest percentage of Ecuadorian people in any place in the United States with 1,000 or more residents identifying their ancestry.

There were 767 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.10 and the average family size was 3.40.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 10.9% from 18 to 24, 36.7% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 7.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 103.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $44,352, and the median income for a family was $46,375. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $24,231 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,415. About 11.3% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

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.

Newark Broad Street Station is the rail station closest to East Newark, with connections to New Jersey Transit's Montclair-Boonton Line and both branches of the Morris & Essex Lines. The Broad Street Stations is also served by Newark Light Rail. The closest rapid transit service is the Harrison PATH 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) away in Newark and Elizabeth. John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport are in Queens, New York City.


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