Newark, Texas

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Newark, Texas
Location of Newark, Texas
Location of Newark, Texas
Wise County Newark.svg
Coordinates: 33°0′49″N 97°29′18″W / 33.01361°N 97.48833°W / 33.01361; -97.48833Coordinates: 33°0′49″N 97°29′18″W / 33.01361°N 97.48833°W / 33.01361; -97.48833
CountryUnited States
CountiesWise, Tarrant
 • TypeThe City of Newark is a type "A" General Law Municipality. The City Council consists of a Mayor and five councilmembers. The Council appoints a City Attorney, an Internal Auditor and a Municipal Judge. Council members also appoint citizens to serve on various Boards and Commissions.
 • Total0.90 sq mi (2.32 km2)
 • Land0.90 sq mi (2.32 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
696 ft (212 m)
 • Total1,096
 • Density1,200/sq mi (470/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code817
FIPS code48-50772[2]
GNIS feature ID1342557[3]

Newark is a city in Tarrant and Wise counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 1,096 in 2020.[4]


According to the Handbook of Texas, settlement began in the mid-1850s, referring to the community as Caddo Village because of numerous remnants of the Caddo Indian culture found along the banks of the West Fork of the Trinity River. After the Rock Island Railroad reached the town in 1893, officials surveyed town lots; the community was named after Newark, New Jersey, perhaps the hometown of G. K. Foster, the civil engineer who helped survey the town. Newark was a prosperous farming community until the 1920s. It regained its status as a retail market for area farmers by the end of the 1940s. In 1951 Newark incorporated.[5]


Newark is located at 33°0′49″N 97°29′18″W / 33.01361°N 97.48833°W / 33.01361; -97.48833 (33.013542, –97.488418). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.89 square miles (2.3 km2), all land.[6]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
Newark racial composition as of 2020[4]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 697 63.59%
Black or African American (NH) 18 1.64%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 10 0.91%
Asian (NH) 4 0.36%
Some Other Race (NH) 4 0.36%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 35 3.19%
Hispanic or Latino 328 29.93%
Total 1,096

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,096 people, 351 households, and 280 families residing in the city.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-05-21.
  5. ^ Handbook of Texas, History of Newark
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer Files 2016-Places-Texas". US Census. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^[not specific enough to verify]
  9. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[8][9]

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