Newark has the 629th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Newark is part of the Columbus metro area. Unemployment in the Columbus area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Columbus has the 30th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Newark is below average at $47,420, and the median cost of a home in Newark is $112,700, which is below the national average. 16% of workers in Newark hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 86% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Newark. 82% of Newark workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Newark spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.