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Newark is a township in Gratiot County, in the Alma metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Newark. For links to other places called Newark, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Newark is 43.248N. The longitude is -84.662W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 735 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,149.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Newark demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gratiot County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48856 ZIP code.
32% of Newark residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Newark ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Newark was $17,269, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Newark residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Newark, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $308. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $781.
Gratiot County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Newark political report.
The average commute time for Newark workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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