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New Castle County, Delaware

19702, 19711, 19713

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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Delaware state capital is Dover.
The population of Newark is approximately 28,547 (2000), 31454 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,039 (2000), 9834 (2010).
The amount of land area in Newark is 22.318 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Newark is 9.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Newark to Washington DC is 89 miles.
The distance to the Delaware state capital is 38 miles. (as the crow flies)
Newark is positioned 39.67 degrees north of the equator and 75.75 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Newark elevation is 124 feet above sea level.


approximately 38 miles north of Dover, 14 miles from Wilmington, and less than 5 miles from both Maryland and Pennsylvania.
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History & History Related Items

Newark was built at the crossroads of two Indian trails. It is also near the site of Delaware's only Revolutionary War battle at nearby Cooch's Bridge, just southeast of Newark. Betsy Ross's flag was first raised in battle at Cooch's Bridge on September 3, 1777
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The settling of Newark



The home of the University of Delaware.
The University has nearly 18,000 students. The university is a cultural and financial asset to the community. The college attracts renowned educators, bright students, and cultural events and is a source of revenue for merchants and residents of the city.

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Newark City Government

City of Newark

City offices
220 Elkton Rd
Newark, DE 19711
Phone: 302-366-7000
Mailing address:
P.O. Box 390
Newark, DE 19715

Newark has a council-manager form of government. The council is made up of six members and a mayor. The council members are elected from separate districts for two year terms, while the Mayor is elected at large and serves a three year term. The Mayor and city council appoints the city manager who is responsible for the basic operation of the city.

Newark Chamber

New Castle Chamber Of Commerce
P.O. Box 11247
Wilmington, DE 19850
Phone: (302) 737-4345
Fax: (302) 737-8450

Newark Organizations

New Castle Chamber Of Commerce
P.O. Box 11247
Wilmington, DE 19850
Phone: (302) 737-4345
Fax: (302) 737-8450

Newark Libraries

Newark Free Library
750 Library Avenue
Newark, DE 19711
Phone: 302.731.7550
FAX: 302.731.4019

University Library
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19711

Newark Schools

the University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-2000
Phone: (302) 831-8123
Founded as a small private academy in 1743. It is now a full-fledged university with beautiful grounds and Georgian-style brick buildings. Newark


The population of Newark was:
1980 - 25,247
1990 - 25,098
2000 - 28,547

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