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Needs and Segmentation Analysis for the South Ward of Newark, New Jersey

Inside a school corridor


In 2016, New York University (NYU) conducted a needs and segmentation analysis of Newark, New Jersey’s South Ward in order to gather information about the area’s demographics, schools, quality of life, health care, and other key indicators.

  • NYU analyzed these data by neighborhood, census tract, and census block in order to identify differences and disparities within the South Ward itself and in comparison to Newark and the state of New Jersey.
  • The 2014 American Community Survey five-year estimates provided much of the data for the segmentation analysis.
  • Other data sources included the USDA, the City of Newark, the New Jersey Department of Education, Newark Public Schools, and the Newark Police Department.