An Overview of Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ

The car accident attorneys in Newark Liberty International Airport, NJ, at Garden State Justice Group, present the following details about its history.

Newark Liberty International Airport

The Newark Liberty International Airport resides in both the town of Elizabeth in Union County and Newark in Essex County within the state of New Jersey. The area sits on Newark Bay and is surrounded by New Jersey Route 9 and Interstate 95. Union Square and Elizabethport are to the south of the area, while Dayton and Weequahic are to the west. 


The airport opened in 1928 and formerly consisted of 68 acres of reclaimed land on the edge of the Passaic River. This was the first major airport that offered passengers travel in the New York metro area. The administration building was built in 1934 in an Art Deco style showing off murals by Arshile Gorky. A year after its opening, the building was dedicated to the female American aviation pioneer and author Amelia Earhart. This historical building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and serves as a museum and headquarters for the Port Authority Police. 


Within the area are a few amenities for the visitors and residents to enjoy, such as: 

  • Crowne Plaza Newark Airport Hotel
  • Hilton Newark Airport Hotel
  • Hertz Rental Cars
  • Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel

Some nearby parks include:

  • Rosemount Memorial Park 
  • Coakley Circle
  • Sissleman Baseball Field

Many restaurants offer the visitors a selection of dining options, such as:

  • Boars Head Cafe
  • Jamba
  • Ironbound
  • Seaport Diner


While the area closest to the airport has a low population of residential properties, it is included in the census for the city of Elizabeth, which contains 124,969 people in 2010. This included 41,596 households and 29,325 families. The racial breakdown of the residents was the following:

  • 54.65% white 
  • 21.08% African American
  • 59.50% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.83% Native American
  • 2.08% Asian
  • 0.04% Pacific Islander
  • 16.72% other races
  • 4.59% two or more races

The southern region of the neighborhood noted that 40.1% of the residents were born in countries outside of the United States. AS many as 12.2% of the residents speak Portuguese. The ancestral breakdown of the residents was as follows:

  • 16.9% Dominican
  • 15.2% Puerto Rican
  • 11.6% South American
  • 9.0% Portuguese
  • 2.4% Brazilian

The annual income per household averaged approximately $43,770 in 2010, with a margin of error at about $1,488. The family household income was on average $46,891, with a margin of error of $1,873. The median income for men was $32,268 per year, while women averaged $27,228 per year. In the close vicinity of the airport, the working resident's occupational breakdown consists of the following:

  • 42.4% manufacturing and laborer occupations
  • 27.9% sales and service jobs
  • 17.6% clerical, assistant, and tech support roles
  • 11.4% executive, management, and professional positions

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