Newark 1Newark is a city in as well as the county seat of Licking County, in the U.S. state of Ohio. It is currently home to a population of over 47,500 residents and sits 25-30 miles east of Columbus, which is the largest city in (as well as the capital of) the U.S. state of Ohio. It is currently the 20th-largest city in Ohio by population. First founded as early as 1802, it would not be until transportation systems were refined starting with the railroad in the 1820’s that Newark began to see any type of rapid growth or expansion. The population has risen slowly by steadily over the years, experiencing few periods of population decline but also few periods of marked growth.

Basic Facts About Newark

  • Current population: 47,500
  • Current mayor: Jeff Hall
  • Total area: 21.37 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Licking County
  • Founded in: 1802
  • Zip codes: 43055, 43056, 43058, 43093
  • Area codes: 740

Auto Transport Tips to and from Newark

Newark is a part of the Columbus, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area, but on the whole it is not that close to the city itself and is not a part of the “inner core” that Columbus has located inside its Beltway. Car transport companies prefer to run routes into and out of major cities and metro areas, and though Newark is a part of Columbus’ MSA it’s not close enough to really save you any money when it comes to transporting a vehicle to or from the city. You can likely mitigate some of the costs by moving your pickup or delivery location closer to Columbus proper, as it is the largest city in the entire region.

It would likely be a different story if Newark sat along a major interstate highway, but it doesn’t. Car transport carriers prefer to run routes not only through major cities and metropolitan areas but by utilizing the Interstate Highway System to do so. As the interstate highways connect all the largest cities in the country together, it’s not surprising that carriers like to stick to them, but when they’re forced to run routes off of their established paths they tend to increase their prices and their services tend to take a bit longer. Newark suffers from this more often than not, though it’s still within a day’s drive from Columbus, a rather important car transport market. Again, you can likely save some money by moving your pickup or delivery location out of Newark, though it’s best to talk to your representative.

If you’re interested in shipping a vehicle to or from Newark, Ohio, take a minute to fill out our free online auto transport quote request form. It’s completely free and will get you a free, custom quote to ship your vehicle straight from us. We work with only top-rated carriers so you know you’ll be in good hands from booking to delivery. If you have questions about shipping a vehicle, or need some help getting a quote or placing an order, you can contact us toll-free at 800-930-7417 to speak to a live agent any time.

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