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  •   State: 
    Alameda County
      County FIPS: 
    37°32′N 122°2′W
      Area total: 
    13.94 sq mi (36.11 km²)
      Area land: 
    13.92 sq mi (36.05 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.02 sq mi (0.06 km²)
    20 ft (6 m)
    Incorporated September 22, 1955
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, CA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Newark, Alameda County, California, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,400 residents per square mile of area (1,300/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Newark is a city in Alameda County, California, United States. It was named after Newark Castle, Port Glasgow, in Scotland by J. Barr Robertson. Newark is an enclave, surrounded by the city of Fremont. The three cities of Newark, Fremont, and Union City make up the Tri-City Area. Its population was 47,529 at the 2020 census making it the third largest city in the US named Newark after Newark, New Jersey, and Newark, Ohio. The western edge of the city is near the southern end of the San Francisco Bay. State Route 84 runs through the city, and continues as the Dumbarton Bridge to cross the San Bay to reach Menlo Park. The city has a total area of 13.9 square miles (36 km²), of which 13. 9 square miles of land is land and 0.02 sq miles (0.052 km²) is water. The 2010 United States Census reported that Newark had a population of 42,574. The racial makeup of Newark was 17,567 (41.3%) White, 2,002 (4.7%) Black, Native American, 11,571 (27.2%) Asian, 621 (1.5%) Pacific Islander, 7,735 (18.2) from other races, and 2,799 (6.6%) from two or more races. The census reported that 42,428 people (99.7% of the population) lived in households, and 145 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters.


The western edge of the city is near the southern end of the San Francisco Bay. State Route 84 runs through the city, and continues as the Dumbarton Bridge. Interstate 880 serves as the eastern boundary with Fremont. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.9 square miles (36 km²) is land and 0.02 square mile (0.052 km²), comprising 0.17%, is water. The city is located in the Central Coast region of California, near San Francisco and San Jose. It is located on the San Pablo Peninsula, near the eastern tip of the Bay Area, and near Menlo Park, the western end of San Jose and the northern tip of Marin County. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population at 13.7 million (3.1 million in 2010). The city's area is 13.8 square miles, or 36 km², including 0.2 square miles of land that is land. It has a population of 13,856 (3,854 in 2010) and a land area of 36.2 sq miles (13,852 km²). The U S. cal.


Newark was named after Newark Castle, Port Glasgow, in Scotland by J. Barr Robertson. The first European settlement in the area was by the Spanish missionaries of Mission San José. In 1878 land belonging to Washington Township of Alameda County was purchased by The Pacific Land Investment Company and subdivided to form the town of Newark. Newark was incorporated in September 1955. It is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, near the cities of Fremont, Union City, and Newark. The city is home to the Ohlone Native American Peoples, who lived in the region before the arrival of the Europeans. The town is located on the Bay Area's East Coast, near San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. It was named for Newark Castle in Scotland, which was built in the 17th century. The current mayor of Newark is Democrat Bob Filner, who was first elected in 1974. The City of Newark was founded in 1878 and incorporated in 1955. Its current mayor is Democrat Robert Garcia, who took office in January 2013. It has a population of more than 2.5 million people, making it one of the largest cities in the United States, along with San Francisco and Los Angeles. It also has the highest per-capita income of any U.S. city, at $1.6 billion. The population of Newark, California, is approximately 2.6 million. It lies in the heart of Silicon Valley, which is the second largest city in the state.


The 2010 United States Census reported that Newark had a population of 42,574. The racial makeup of Newark was 17,567 (41.3%) White, 2,002 (4.7%) Native American, 11,571 (27.2) Asian, 621 (1.5%) Pacific Islander, 7,735 (18.2%) from other races, and 2,799 (6.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14,994 persons (35.2%). There were 13,414 housing units at an average density of 965.2 per square mile (372.7/km²), of which 12,972 were occupied, of which 8,942 (68.9%) were owner-occupied, and 4,030 (31.1%) were occupied by renters. The median income for a household in the city was $69,350, and the median for a family was $71,351 (these figures had risen to $78,367 and $81,652 as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $34.46,061 versus $9.59,641 for females. The average household size was 3.26 and the average family size was3.59. The age distribution of the population shows 10,799 people (25.4%) under the age of 18, 3,824 people (9.0%) aged 18 to 24, 12,697 people (29.8%) aged 25 to 44, 10,727 people (25.2!) aged 45 to 64, and 5,526 people (10.6) who were 65 years of age or older.


In the state legislature, Newark is in the 10th Senate District, represented by Democrat Aisha Wahab. Federally, it is in California's 17th congressional district, represented by Democrat Ro Khanna. It is also in the 25th Assembly District, representing Democrats Alex Lee and Alex Lee. The city is home to the University of California, San Diego, and the San Diego County College of Art and Design.


Cargill Salt, previously known as Leslie Salt, operates a large salt refinery in Newark.Wedgewood manufactured stoves in town from the 1910s until the 1940s. Peterbilt manufactured trucks in Newark from the early 1960s up to the mid-1980s. The city houses the NewPark Mall, a super-regional shopping center, with anchor stores Macy's and Burlington Coat Factory, and over 140 other retailers. A 140,000-square-foot (13,000 m2) addition at NewPark, including restaurants, entertainment and a multiplex movie theater with IMAX, opened in late 2015. The former Sun Microsystems site near I-880, State Route 84 and the Dumbarton Bridge, was purchased by BioMed Realty Trust and is now known as the Pacific Research Center. According to the city's June 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: A.O. Smith Corporation of Kankakee, Illinois, the National Steel Corporation, and the Cargill salt refinery. Newark's economy is at the edge of Silicon Valley and shares its economic pattern. It is located on the San Francisco Bay and is on the eastern edge of the Bay Area's Silicon Valley region. It has a population of 2.2 million. The average household income in Newark is about $50,000. It also has a median household income of about $40,000, making it one of the lowest cities in the United States.

Culture and recreation

The City of Newark has thirteen parks and sport play facilities. Newark also houses a portion of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife refuge along with the city of Fremont. "Newark Days" is a four-day Festival/Celebration that takes place every September on the Macgregor Soccer fields (adjacent to the Community center on Cedar Blvd). The city also hosts a festival in honor of the city's founding. Newark is home to the U.S. Air Force Academy and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The city is also home to a number of colleges and universities, including New Jersey State University, Rutgers University, and the University of New Jersey. It is also the home of the Newark Museum, which was founded in 1872 and is one of the oldest museums in the United States. The Newark Museum is located on the site of the former Newark Liberty International Airport, which opened in 1875. The museum is now a museum of art and culture, with a collection of more than 2,000 works of art. It was also the site for the opening of the New York World's Fair in 1878. The New Jersey Museum of Art and Design is located in Newark, New Jersey, and was established in 1881. The Museum's collection of art includes works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Michelangelo. The Silliman Community Activity and Family Aquatic Center opened in the summer of 2004 and includes a 32,300-square-foot (3,000 m2) indoor swim facility for the entire family.


Newark lies near the intersection of I-880, State Route 84, and the Dumbarton Bridge. Surrounding Fremont is the access point for most transportation services. Caltrain is planning a Dumbarton rail that would run between the Peninsula and Alameda County. The project would add four stations to the Caltrain system: Union City, Fremont-Centerville, Newark, and Menlo Park/East Palo Alto. Dumbarton Rail is currently undergoing environmental and engineering review. The city is served by AC Transit bus system, and BART stations, ACE and Amtrak trains, and a number of other modes of public transportation. It is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, near San Francisco and San Jose, and on the Bay Area Peninsula, near Oakland and San Francisco, and near San Jose-Fremont and San Diego-Bay Area rail stations, as well as on the East Bay Peninsula and the East Coast. The town has a population of about 3,000 people, according to the city's 2010 census. It was founded in 1881. It has been the site of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ headquarters since 1883, and is home to the San Jose State University’s San Francisco campus. It also has a post office, postmaster general, and police station. The community is located near Interstate880, which runs from San Francisco to San Francisco. The area is also served by BART, Amtrak, and other public transportation services, such as the BART station.


Newark is home to a new campus of Ohlone College, a member of the California Community Colleges system. Other nearby educational centers include the University of Phoenix, ITT Institute, DeVry University, and Unitek College. Newark has two high schools, Newark Memorial High School and Bridgepoint High School, and one junior high school, Newark Junior High School. Elementary schools include Kennedy, Graham, Lincoln, Musick, Schilling, and Snow, Birch Grove Primary (K-3)(formerly Bunker), and Birch Grove Intermediate (4-6) (formerly Milani) Schools and one private Catholic elementary-8th grade, St. Edward's Catholic School. Newark has one high school that is an alternative high school on the MacGregor Campus which also houses Newark Adult School. The city is located in the San Francisco Bay Area and has a population of 2.2 million. It is located near San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. It also has a small portion of the East Coast of the Bay Area, including the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego. It has a large percentage of residents who live in the East Bay area, particularly the East Side and the South Bay areas. The population of Newark is about 2.3 million, with the majority of its residents living in the South East and the West Coast areas. Newark is located on the eastern edge of the San Diego Bay Area. It was the site of the U.S. Civil War and the Battle of the Bulge.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Newark, Alameda County, California = 35.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 32. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Newark = 5.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 47,529 individuals with a median age of 36.2 age the population dropped by -0.46% in Newark, Alameda County, California population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,400 residents per square mile of area (1,300/km²). There are average 3.35 people per household in the 12,582 households with an average household income of $86,432 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.70% of the available work force and has dropped -5.07% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 19.16%. The number of physicians in Newark per 100,000 population = 247.1.


The annual rainfall in Newark = 14.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 55. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 261. 77 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 41 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 66, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Newark, Alameda County, California which are owned by the occupant = 68.61%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 36 years with median home cost = $325,610 and home appreciation of -14.99%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $7.10 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,569 per student. There are 20.3 students for each teacher in the school, 5918 students for each Librarian and 1420 students for each Counselor. 7.32% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 17.18% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.04% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Newark's population in Alameda County, California of 2,103 residents in 1900 has increased 22,6-fold to 47,529 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 49.49% female residents and 50.51% male residents live in Newark, Alameda County, California.

    As of 2020 in Newark, Alameda County, California are married and the remaining 41.60% are single population.

  • 33 minutes is the average time that residents in Newark require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    75.23% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 16.84% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 3.38% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.61% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Newark, Alameda County, California, 68.61% are owner-occupied homes, another 29.51% are rented apartments, and the remaining 1.87% are vacant.

  • The 34.14% of the population in Newark, Alameda County, California who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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