Improving Newark neighborhoods has been identified by the Newark Advocate as one of the 5 most pressing needs for Licking County.
"The recovery seems to have missed parts of Newark, however. The city's poverty rate and median household income were unchanged from 2010 to 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey. Also unchanged, 46 percent of Newark households earned less than $35,000 in both 2010 and 2013.
One alarming statistic is the number of people paying at least 35 percent of their household income on rent. Five years ago, 39.7 percent of Newark renters fell into that category. In 2013, it was 45.1 percent. The city's percentage of renter-occupied housing has increased to 45 percent."
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