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  •   State: 
    Licking County
      County FIPS: 
    40°3′47″N 82°25′0″W
      Area total: 
    21.37 sq mi (55.34 km²)
      Area land: 
    20.89 sq mi (54.09 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.48 sq mi (1.25 km²)
    833 ft (254 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Columbus, OH
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Newark, Licking County, Ohio, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,390.90 residents per square mile of area (923.12/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Newark is the county seat of Licking County, Ohio, 40 miles (64 km) east of Columbus. The population was 49,934 at the 2020 census, which makes it the 15th largest city in Ohio. It is the site of much of the Newark Earthworks, a major ancient complex built by the Hopewell culture. The Great Circle portion and additional burial mounds are located in the neighboring city of Heath, Ohio. This complex has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and is operated as a state park by the Ohio History Connection. The Heisey Glass Company started in Newark in 1895. The factory operated there for 62 years, until the company's demise in 1957 due to changing tastes. In 1909, The Arcade was opened. Modeled after innovative European retail buildings, it became one of Newark's first retail emporiums. At 60,000 square feet (5,600 m2), the Arcade is one-third the size of an average modern Wal-Mart. The city has a total area of 21.37 square miles (55.35 km²), of which 2088 square. miles (1.27 km²) is water. Newark is the second-largest city in the United States in terms of population after Newark, Ohio; it is located at 40°40°N250° (40°40300°) The city is located 40 miles from Columbus, the nation's capital, and is 40 miles east of Cincinnati.


Newark is the primary city name, but also Hanover are acceptable city names or spellings, Marne on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Newark. The Newark Earthworks cover several square miles and about 206 acres. The Observatory Mound, Observatory Circle, and the interconnected Octagon earthworks span nearly 3,000 feet (910 m) in length. The Octagon alone is large enough to contain four Roman Coliseums. The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt would fit precisely within Observatory Circle. The even larger 1,180-foot (360 m)-diameter Newark Great Circle, located in Heath, is the largest circular earthwork in the Americas. In 1909, The Arcade was opened. Modeled after innovative European retail buildings, it became one of Newark's first successful retail emporiums. Later versions of buildings that contained a variety of shops indoors became known as shopping malls. At 60,000 square feet (5,600 m2), the Arcade is one-third the size of an average modern Wal-Mart. The Heisey Glass Company started in Newark in 1895. The factory operated there for 62 years, until the company's demise in 1957 due to changing tastes. The National Heisingy Glass Museum is located on Sixth Street in Newark. It is one of the largest glass museums in the world, with more than 2,000 pieces of glass on display. The museum is located at 99 Cooper Ave, Newark, Ohio. It was named after Gen. William C. Schenck, who named the new village after his New Jersey hometown. On July 4, 1825, Governors Clinton of New York and Morrow of Ohio dug the first shovelfuls of dirt for the Ohio and Erie Canal.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.37 square miles (55.35 km²) Newark is located at 40°347N 82°250W (40.063014, 82.416779). The city is located on the Delaware River, which flows through the center of the city. Newark has a population of 2,816. The city has an area of 20.88 sq miles (54.08 km²), of which 0.49sq miles (1.27km²) is water. It has an elevation of 40.6 square miles (82.4 square km), which is the third highest city in the state. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population to be 2,081, with a population growth rate of 0.7% in the last five years. It is the state's second largest city, after Newark, New Jersey, with 1,814,000 residents. The population of Newark in 2010 was 2,715, with an area to population ratio of 1.9%. The city's total area is 21.88 square miles, of which 1.27 square miles (4.08 sq km) is land and 0.48 square kilometers (0.49 sq miles) is water. Newark is located in the New Jersey Bay Area, which is one of the most densely populated areas in the country. It also has the fourth highest population density.


In terms of population, Newark, Ohio is the second-largest Newark in the United States, after Newark, New Jersey. As of the census of 2010, there were 47,573 people, 19,840 households, and 12,057 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 92.8% White, 3.3% African American, 0.3%; 0.6% Asian; 2.6%. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2%. The median income for a household was $19,791; for a family, it was $42,138. The city is part of the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area, and is home to the Ohio State University. The median age in theCity was 37.3 years. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was2.94. It is located on the Ohio Turnpike, which runs through the city and connects to the Columbus-Dayton area. It has a population of 3.2 million, making it one of the largest cities in the U.S. and the second largest city in the state of Ohio, after Cleveland. It also has the second highest homicide rate in the country, after New York City. It was the site of the World Trade Center bombing in September 2001, which killed 3,000 people and injured 4,000 more. The U.N. has a consulate in Newark, which is located in the Columbus area.


Newark is the site of several major manufacturers. The main shopping center in the area is the Indian Mound Mall, located in nearby Heath. The mall is named for the internationally known, ancient complex called the Newark Earthworks, built 2,000 years ago by the Hopewell culture of central Ohio. It is a National Historic Landmark and major elements of the earthworks are located less than a mile away from the shopping mall named for them. Longaberger, a major basket-maker, had their new corporate headquarters in Newark designed as a gigantic "medium market basket," their most popular model. Several industrial parks have been developed and house such major companies as Kaiser Aluminum, Dow Chemical Company, General Electric, Covestro, Boeing, THK, Harry & David, Communicolor, Diebold, Anomatic, International Paper, and Tamarack Farms Dairy. State Farm Insurance has Regional Headquarters here. The Park National Bank Corporation is headquartered in downtown Newark. Newark is home to the U.S. Air Force Academy, which was founded in Newark in the early 20th century. The Newark Airport, which opened in 1929, is located in the heart of the city. The airport is one of the busiest airports in the United States, with more than 1,000 flights a day. The city has a population of 2.5 million people, the highest rate of growth in the state of Ohio since the 1970s. It has been home to a number of world-renowned universities, including Ohio State, Ohio University, and the University of Delaware.


Newark City School District serves the city of Newark. Newark High School consists of nearly 2,000 students and competes at the OHSAA D1 level. Newark is also home to a number of private religious schools, including St. Francis de Sales School, Blessed Sacrament School and Newark Catholic High School. The Ohio State University at Newark, founded in 1957, schools over 2,800 students and is the most diverse campus in the Ohio State system. C-TEC (Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County) offers high school and adult programs. Newark has a public library, a branch of the Licks County Library System. The city is home to the Newark School for the Deaf, which is a non-denominational, non-sectarian school that offers a variety of programs for deaf students. The Newark School For The Deaf offers classes for the deaf, as well as a deaf-blind program for the visually impaired. The Newark School For the deaf and blind offers a program for deaf children and adults to learn how to communicate with the deaf through the use of a computer and hearing aid. The school also has a program that teaches deaf children how to use the hearing aid to help them understand the world around them, and how to talk to others about their experiences in the deaf community. It also offers an after-school program to help deaf children learn about the world through the eyes of the deaf. It is also the only school for the blind in the city.


Licking County provided demand-response public transportation under the name Licking County Transit. GoBus' Columbus-Wooster route provides service to Newark. Go bus also provides service from Columbus to New York City. Gobus' Newark-Columbus route is called the Newark-Newark route. The Columbus-Newcastle route is known as the Columbus- Wooster route. It runs from Columbus, Ohio, to Wooster, Ohio and Newark, New Jersey. It also runs from Wooster to Newark, Ohio. It stops in Columbus and Wooster on the way to Newark and stops in Newark on the return route. Go Bus also provides a route from Columbus andWooster to New Haven, Connecticut. It ends at Newark and terminates at New Haven in New Haven. The Newark-Woonsocket route terminates in Woonsocket, Connecticut, and ends at Wounded Knee, Rhode Island. It terminates on the WoundedKeeper route, which runs from Newark to Woonsaukee, Rhode Islands. It provides a service from Woonsucker to Woundsucker and back again. It has a route to Newark that ends in Newark. It was formerly known as Licking City Transit, but has since been renamed GoBus. It is now known as GoBus, which provides service between Columbus and Woonsucki. It used to provide service between Newark and Columbus. It's now called Columbus-Woundsucker, which is a route that goes to Wausau, New Hampshire.

References in culture

Parts of The Tales of Alvin Maker series of novels by Orson Scott Card refer to the earthworks. Parts of James Frey's highly successful book, A Million Little Pieces, are based in and around Newark. The Great Circle and Octagon Mounds in The Hobbit series of books are also set in the city. The city is also the setting for the TV series The Hobbit, which is based on the book of the same name, and the film version of The Great and Powerful, which was based on The Great Wall of China. It is the inspiration for the film The Hobbit: The Desolation of the Great Barrier Reef, starring Tom Hanks, who is also based in Newark. In the film, the city is referred to as "Newark" in the film's opening scene, and as "The Great Circle" by the end of the film. The name of the town is also used in the book The Great Pyramid of New York, where it is described as "the most beautiful city in the world" The city's name is used as a reference to the Great Hall of Nations, which dates back to the 13th century. It was also the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place in the 17th century and was known as the "Great Wall of New Jersey" It is also known as Newark in the 19th century, when it was called "The City of the Rising Sun" and the name was used to refer to one of the first cities in the United States.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Newark, Licking County, Ohio = 57. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Newark = 5.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 49,934 individuals with a median age of 47.3 age the population grows by 8.39% in Newark, Licking County, Ohio population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,390.90 residents per square mile of area (923.12/km²). There are average 2.48 people per household in the 860 households with an average household income of $53,081 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.30% of the available work force and has dropped -4.56% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.08%. The number of physicians in Newark per 100,000 population = 104.7.


The annual rainfall in Newark = 40.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 21.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 129. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 175. 85 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 19.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 48, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Newark, Licking County, Ohio which are owned by the occupant = 89.38%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 42 years with median home cost = $133,450 and home appreciation of -1.06%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $10.68 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,569 per student. There are 18.7 students for each teacher in the school, 548 students for each Librarian and 523 students for each Counselor. 5.27% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 12.57% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.37% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Newark's population in Licking County, Ohio of 18,157 residents in 1900 has increased 2,75-fold to 49,934 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.36% female residents and 48.64% male residents live in Newark, Licking County, Ohio.

    As of 2020 in Newark, Licking County, Ohio are married and the remaining 28.92% are single population.

  • 26.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Newark require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    90.88% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 5.75% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 2.78% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Newark, Licking County, Ohio, 89.38% are owner-occupied homes, another 5.75% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.87% are vacant.

  • The 32.88% of the population in Newark, Licking County, Ohio who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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