Newark, New York
|Newark, New York|
|Incorporated||July 21, 1853|
|• Mayor||Peter Blandino|
|• Total||5.41 sq mi (13.9 km2)|
|• Land||5.41 sq mi (13.9 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||457 ft (135 m)|
|• Density||1,691.6/sq mi (653.1/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0958486|
The Village of Newark is in the south part of the Town of Arcadia and is in the south of Wayne County.
The current village also includes the former "Village of Arcadia," which was previously called "Lockville" prior to its own incorporation in 1839. The Village of Newark was incorporated in 1853, to include Lockville.
It was in Newark, New York that Jackson & Perkins Company, famous for its roses, was founded in 1872 by Albert Jackson and his son-in law Charles Perkins. The Perkins mansion, now listed on the historic register is operated as Vintage Gardens bed & breakfast. The Jackson-Perkins Residence is significant for its association with the growth and development of the Jackson and Perkins Company, one of the largest and best-known horticultural firms in the United States. The company was established in 1873 by Albert E. Jackson and his son-in-law, Charles H. Perkins, fruit growers and amateur gardeners, who had purchased the property in 1864. Initially, Perkins, a lawyer and banker, began experimenting with cultivating grapes and other fruits on the property; however, his growing passion for roses led to a substantial increase in horticultural activity, and in 1884 the company hired E. Alvin Miller, a professional propagator and breeder. This marked a substantial enlargement in the size and professionalism of the company, which began to cultivate roses and other ornamentals on a large scale. Although the growth of the company led to the acquisition of additional farms, the family's High Street estate remained the center of operations, with experiments in propagation taking place on site and the residence's library serving as the company's main office. In 1910, Charles Perkins's son, George C. Perkins, took over as president. Unlike his father and grandfather, the younger Perkins devoted his career to the management of the company, which remained under family management until the 1960s. In the first decades of the twentieth century, Jackson and Perkins achieved worldwide fame, particularly for its roses. In 1908, the company received an award from the National Rose Society for Great Britain for the popular "Dorothy Perkins Rose." During the 1920s and 30s the company's research directors were prolific in developing hundreds of new varieties and the company sold millions of plants. In addition to roses, Jackson and Perkins also became major distributors of clematis, lilacs, boxwoods, azaleas, and rhododendrons. After specializing in the wholesale trade for more than half a century, Jackson and Perkins's popular exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair led to its entrance into the retail market as a mail order business. The company's public renown earned Newark the nickname "Rose Capital of America." Today Jackson and Perkins is located in Hodges, South Carolina, a division of the Park Seed Co. and is a full service nursery that disseminates more than one million catalogues and ships more than three million roses and other plants to customers each year.
In 1949, the C.H. Stuart Co., early pioneers in direct selling,formed a small division named after C.H. Stuart's great granddaughter, Sarah Coventry Beale. Sarah Coventry Inc. marketed costume jewelry under home party plan until 1984 and was known the world over.
In 1900, 4,578 people lived in Newark, New York; in 1910, 6,227; and in 1940, 9,646. Newark has become the industrial and retail center of the county.
Newark is located at .
Newark is located along the southern edge of Wayne County, bordering Ontario County.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.4 square miles (14 km2), of which, 5.4 square miles (14 km2) of it is land and 0.19% is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 9,145 people, 4,098 households, and 2,433 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,691.6 people per square mile. There were 4,098 housing units at an average density of 762.5 per square mile (294.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 89.0% White, 5.0% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.9% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.4% of the population.
There were 3,857 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the village the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $32,542, and the median income for a family was $40,863. Males had a median income of $31,641 versus $23,588 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,176. About 12.5% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.4% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.
Newark is currently the largest and most populated Village in Wayne County.
- Peter Hannan, Creator of the animated series CatDog
- Charles R, Jackson, (1903–1968), author of The Lost Weekend and of The Sunnier Side, most of which is set in the Newark in which he grew up, called "Arcadia"
- Doug Kent, Newark resident; professional ten-pin bowler and 2006-07 PBA Player of the Year
- Thomas Krens, Former director, current senior adviser, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
- Clarence MacGregor, former US Congressman
- Sybil Shearer, Newark High School graduate, 1930- Pioneer in Modern Dance
- Paul J. Swain, Newark High School graduate 1961- Roman Catholic bishop
- Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum, Needlework designer 
- Admiral Leslie E. Gheres, Newark N.Y. high school graduate and Captain of the USS Franklin (CV-13).
- Tom Burgess, Canadian Football All-Star Quarterback. 78th Grey Cup MVP on Offense.
- Lowell (Bud) Paxon lived in Newark (120 Moore St.) in 1962 when he was involved in the local radio station WACK. Paxon went on to be a media mogul, founder of Home Shopping Network and Pax TV.
- Esbon Blackmar, former US Congressman
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