Facts & Statistics

Newark at a Glance

Few cities can claim both the roots and values of a small town America and the benefits of living in a growing city. But we can. Big, but not too big, Newark offers a low cost of living, a thriving downtown, and an array of cultural amenities. And with median home values under $130,000 and median rents under $800, Newark presents a range of affordable housing options, as well as short commutes to work of around 25 minutes. Nestled in the heart of Licking County, Newark has always been business savvy, family focused, and small-town friendly.

51,257 Residents

37 Median Age

19,518 households

21% of adults have a college degree

100+ Minority-owned businesses

25 Minutes: Average Commute

$130,000: Average home value

Statistics pulled from the 2020 census

Workforce & Education

Besides a rich base of employers in retail, healthcare, manufacturing, education, we are home to over 1,000 women-owned and 100 minority-owned businesses. Our employment base rests on a solid core of educational institutions. Residents have access to a robust public school system of some 6,500 students and several private K-12 schools. And they can choose from several higher educational opportunities, including The Ohio State University Newark Campus, nearby Dennison University, the Central Ohio Technical College (COTC), and the Career & Technology Education Centers (C-TEC).
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