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Newark, New Jersey
City
City of Newark
Skyline of Newark in 2012
Skyline of Newark in 2012
Flag of Newark, New Jersey
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Official seal of Newark, New Jersey
Seal
Nickname(s): 
"Brick City", "The Gateway City", “City By The River”[1]
Location within Essex County
Location within Essex County
Newark is located in Essex County, New Jersey
Newark
Newark
Location in Essex County
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Newark is located in New Jersey
Newark
Newark
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Newark is located in the United States
Newark
Newark
Location in the United States
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Coordinates: 40°43′N 74°10′W / 40.72°N 74.17°W / 40.72; -74.17Coordinates: 40°43′N 74°10′W / 40.72°N 74.17°W / 40.72; -74.17[2][3]
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Essex
Founded Religious colony (1663)
Incorporated October 31, 1693 (as township)
Reincorporated April 11, 1836 (as city)
Named for Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England
Government
[8]
 • Type Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)
 • Body Municipal Council of Newark
 • Mayor Ras Baraka (Democratic Party, December 31, 2022)[4][5]
 • Administrator Eric E. Pennington[6]
 • Municipal clerk Kenneth Louis[7]
Area
[2]
 • Total 26.107 sq mi (67.617 km2)
 • Land 24.187 sq mi (62.644 km2)
 • Water 1.920 sq mi (4.973 km2)  7.35%
Area rank 103rd of 566 in state
1st of 22 in county[2]
Elevation
[9]
13 ft (4 m)
Population
 (2010 Census)[10][11][12][13]
 • Total 277,140
 • Estimate 
(2018)[14]
282,090
 • Rank 73rd in country (as of 2018)[15][16]
1st of 566 in state
1st of 22 in county[17]
 • Density 11,458.3/sq mi (4,424.1/km2)
 • Density rank 23rd of 566 in state
4th of 22 in county[17]
Demonym(s) Newarker[18]
Time zone UTC−5:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Codes
07101-07108, 07112, 07114[19][20]
Area code(s) 862/973[21]
FIPS code 3401351000[2][22][23]
GNIS feature ID 0885317[2][24]
Website newarknj.gov