East Newark, New Jersey

East Newark, New Jersey

Infobox Settlement
official_name = East Newark, New Jersey
settlement_type = Borough
nickname =
motto =

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mapsize = 250x200px
map_caption = Map highlighting East Newark within Hudson County. Inset: Location of Hudson County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.

mapsize1 = 250x200px
map_caption1 = Census Bureau map of East Newark, New Jersey

subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Jersey
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Hudson
government_footnotes =
government_type = Borough (New Jersey)
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Joseph R. Smith
leader_title1 =
leader_name1 =
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = July 3, 1895

unit_pref = Imperial
area_footnotes =
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area_total_km2 = 0.3
area_land_km2 = 0.3
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 0.1
area_land_sq_mi = 0.1
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2006
population_footnotes =
population_total = 2217
population_density_km2 = 9007.7
population_density_sq_mi = 23330.0

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = [Gnis|885199|Borough of East Newark, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed January 4, 2008.]
elevation_m = 4
elevation_ft = 13
latd = 40 |latm = 45 |lats = 01 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 09 |longs = 47 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 07029
area_code = 973
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 34-19360GR|2 [ [http://mcdc2.missouri.edu/webrepts/commoncodes/ccc_nj.html A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey] , Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.]
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0885199GR|3
website = http://www.boroughofeastnewark.com
footnotes =

East Newark is a borough in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 2,377.

The Borough of East Newark was established on July 3, 1895, from portions of Kearny lying between the Erie Railroad and Harrison, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day."The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 146.] [ [http://mysite.verizon.net/vze6nfq6/id8.html Borough of East Newark History] . Accessed July 31, 2006.] [ [http://www.townofharrison.com/A_BRIEF_HISTORY_OF_HARRISON.html A Brief History of Harrison] , Town of Harrison. Accessed April 17, 2006.]


East Newark is located at coor dms|40|44|60|N|74|9|40|W|city (40.749901, -74.161105)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²), of which, 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (16.67%) is water.


estimate= 2217
estref= [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/SAFFPopulation?_event=Search&geo_id=06000US3401582840&_geoContext=01000US%7C04000US34%7C05000US34015%7C06000US3401582840&_street=&_county=east+newark&_cityTown=east+newark&_state=04000US34&_zip=&_lang=en&_sse=on&ActiveGeoDiv=geoSelect&_useEV=&pctxt=fph&pgsl=060&_submenuId=population_0&ds_name=null&_ci_nbr=null&qr_name=null&reg=null%3Anull&_keyword=&_industry= Census data for East Newark borough] , United States Census Bureau. Accessed October 2, 2007.]
footnote=Population 1930 - 1990. [ [http://www.wnjpin.net/OneStopCareerCenter/LaborMarketInformation/lmi01/poptrd6.htm New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990] , Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.]
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, 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/sq mi (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. [ [http://www.epodunk.com/ancestry/Peruvian.html Peruvian Communities] , Epodunk. Accessed July 7, 2006.] In the same census, 6.2% of East Newark's residents identified themselves as being of Brazilian American ancestry. This was the highest percentage of Brazilian American people in any place in the United States. [ [http://www.epodunk.com/ancestry/Brazilian.html Brazilian Communities] , Epodunk. Accessed July 7, 2006.] 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. [ [http://www.epodunk.com/ancestry/Ecuadorian.html Ecuadorian Communities] , Epodunk. Accessed June 28, 2006.]

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.


Local government

East Newark is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year."2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book", Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005, p. 142.]

The Mayor of East Newark is Joseph R. Smith. Members of the East Newark Borough Council are Council President Charles F. Tighe, Hans Peter Lucas, Yamara Salas, Edward V. Serafin, Jose Silva and Jeanne Zincavage. [ [http://mysite.verizon.net/vze6nfq6/id5.html Borough of East Newark Elected Officials] , Borough of East Newark. Accessed July 28, 2008.]

Mayor Smith is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition, [cite web| url=http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/html/about/members.shtml| title=Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Coalition Members] a bi-partisan group with a stated goal of "making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets." The Coalition is co-chaired by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Federal, state and county representation

East Newark is in the Thirteenth Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 32nd Legislative District. [ [http://www.lwvnj.org/pubs/CG06.pdf 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government] , New Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 56,. Accessed August 30, 2006.]

Hudson County's County Executive is Thomas A. DeGise. The executive, together with the nine-member Board of Chosen Freeholders in a legislative role, administer all county business. East Newark is part of [http://www.hudsoncountynj.org/downloads/freeholders/HC%20Freeholder%20District%209.pdf Freeholder District 9] , which is represented by Albert Cifelli. District 9 also includes the Towns of Harrison and Kearny, and part of the Town of Secaucus.


The East Newark School District serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade at East Newark Public School. As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 240 students. [ [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3404200 Data for the East Newark Public School] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 14, 2008.]

For grades 9-12, public school students attend Harrison High School in Harrison, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Harrison Public Schools.


New Jersey Transit bus service is available to Newark on the 39 and 76 routes. [ [http://www.njtransit.com/sf_tp_rc_hudson.shtml Hudson County Bus/rail Connections] , New Jersey Transit. Accessed July 3, 2007.]

The closest airport in New Jersey with scheduled passenger service is Newark Liberty International Airport, located 4.8 miles away in Newark / Elizabeth. New York City's LaGuardia Airport is 20.9 miles away in Flushing, Queens via the Lincoln Tunnel.

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of East Newark include:
*Davey Brown (1898-1970), professional soccer player inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1951. [ [http://www.soccerhall.org/famers/davey_brown.htm Davey Brown] , National Soccer Hall of Fame. Accessed October 13, 2007.]
*Cornelius Augustine McGlennon (1878-1931), represented ushr|New Jersey|8 from 1919 to 1921, and was Mayor of East Newark from 1907 to 1919. [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000450 Cornelius Augustine McGlennon] , "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". Accessed October 2, 2007.]


External links

* [http://www.boroughofeastnewark.com/ Borough of East Newark Official Website]
* [http://www.eastnewarkschool.org/ East Newark Public School]
*NJReportCard|17|1200|0|East Newark Public School
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3404200 Data for the East Newark Public School] , National Center for Education Statistics

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